US rapper Travis Scott resurfaced for the first time since the Astroworld tragedy in a 51-minute interview with renowned broadcaster Charlamagne The God.
Travis Scott speaks on life after Astroworld tragedy
The Utopia star is facing a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit challenge from a number of complainants who believe he, Live Nation, Drake, security firms and festival organisers were responsible for the anarchy that broke out at the Houston theme park on Friday 5 November 2021.
10 people died on that night, including 10-year-old Ezra Blount who’d spent the entire year anticipating the festival.
Before showing up visibly dejected and pale-faced in the interview with culture curator Charlamagne, Scott had submitted his first formal response to the mounting suits, basically denying all liability with a general dismissal and a request that the cases be heard by a single judge.
Asked about how his life has been after the Astroworld tragedy, Scott, who has since been stricken off every festival line-up and placed on the back burner by mainstream media, revealed that he’s “been on different types of emotions, an emotional rollercoaster.”
“It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something. And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. There’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it,” he said.
The interview comes after Hulu was forced to pull back a documentary on the tragedy after receiving backlash from fans.
Here is an account of what took place that fateful night, from the account of the main act, Travis Scott: