Proceed with warning. On the 4th of July, Travis Scott carried out at Coney Island and informed followers to settle down throughout his set. The Astroworld artist stopped his live performance a number of instances to make it possible for his followers had been okay.
On July 4, 2022, Scott held a live performance on Coney Island, New York, and a video captured by TMZ caught all of the instances that the “Franchise” rapper informed his viewers to settle down. “We want y’all to get down,” he mentioned at an individual who was climbing the steel scaffolding. “My brother, simply be sure to’re OK.” At one other level, he may very well be heard telling somebody that they “gotta get down.” At different factors, he was telling followers to “calm down” and to “again up” from the barricade. “Everyone proper right here, take two steps again,” he mentioned. “Safety, don’t push them. Don’t push it. Don’t push the barricade.”
The efficiency comes eight months after 10 folks died on the Astroworld pageant in Houston, Texas, on November 5, 2021. The live performance, which has been known as a “mass casualty incident,” included greater than 50,000 attendees. Houston Hearth Chief Samuel Peña defined at a press convention on November 6, 2021, that a lot of the accidents got here at 9 p.m. the night time of the live performance, when the gang “started to compress towards the entrance of the stage” as Travis carried out, which brought about panic. As the gang continued to surge, pageant organizers reportedly agreed to chop the live performance brief, in line with the Houston Chronicle. Nevertheless, the present went on as initially deliberate, with Scott finishing his setlist at 10:15 p.m. By the tip of the night time, eight folks ended up lifeless, whereas over 300 had been injured. Two folks had been later pronounced lifeless days after the pageant.
The “Sicko Mode” rapper revealed his emotions in regards to the incident in a December 9, 2021, interview with Charlamagne Tha God.“I didn’t know the precise particulars till [after my set], minutes earlier than the press convention that I found out precisely what occurred,” Travis informed Charlamagne Tha God. “And even at that second, you’re like….what?” The rapper went on to insist that he would have stopped the present if he realized what was occurring within the crowd. “Anytime you hear one thing like that, you wish to cease the present,” he mentioned “You wish to ensure followers get the correct consideration they want. Anytime I may see something like that, I did [stop]. I finished it a few instances to simply ensure all people was okay. I simply actually go off the followers’ vitality as a collective — name and response. I simply didn’t hear that [this time].”
Sources informed Selection on November 8, 2021, that Scott deliberate to supply full refunds to all who bought tickets to the third annual Astroworld occasion. Reviews on the time additionally revealed that the Houston rapper pledged to cowl the funeral prices for the ten those that died at his occasion, in addition to present further assist and entry to psychological well being companies to these affected by the tragedy.