Travis Scott Speaks After 8 Die at Concert, Fans Say There Were “Just Too Many People” at Event

Travis Scott Speaks After 8 Die at Concert, Fans Say There Were “Just Too Many People” at Event

  • At least 8 people have died following a "mass casualty incident" at rapper Travis Scott's concert
  • According to reports, a crowd of about 50 000 people stormed the stage, crushing fellow concert-goers
  • Tweeps are criticising Scott for packing the event past safe capacity and for inciting the chaos

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Rapper Travis Scott is facing a lot of public backlash after 8 people died and many more fans were injured at his AstroWorld Festival held in Houston over the weekend.

Travis Scott, AstroWorld Festival, 8 people dead, Public Backlash
Travis Scott is facing backlash after at least 8 people died at his AstroWorld concert on Friday. Image: Getty
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According to reports by News 24, a sold-out audience of about 50 000 people rushed to the stage, crushing those who fell unconscious or suffered other medical issues in their path. The crowd was apparently encouraged by Scott, who called on audience members to ignore security and come to the front of the stage.

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One 19-year-old festival-goer Hamad Al Barrak describes what took place:

"There were just too many people," said Al Barrak, who described chaos as he tried to buy festival gear. "People were up on each other. We were all pressed together. You felt like you couldn't breathe," he says.

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Here's some troubling footage from the event:

Sharing his feelings on the matter, Scott says he was devastated by the news:

"I'm absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival," BBC News reports.

Check out some of the social media reactions:

Kylie Jenner’s pregnant renders the world to tears with emotion-filled reveal

In related news, Briefly News previously reported that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott brought the world to tears with their sweet pregnancy announcement. Baby number two is on the way!

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Taking to social media with another tear-jerking baby announcement, Kylie let the world know that she is pregnant, reported People. Kylie posted a clip showing snippets from scans and how she told her momma, Kris, that she is going to be a grandma again.

Kris was overcome with emotion as the beautiful Stormi handed her an envelope filled with pictures of her new sibling. Kylie showed off her gorgeous bump and it looks like she is well on her way.

Kylie’s celeb sisters took to the comment section of the post to express their excitement. Kylie is an awesome momma to Stormi and her siblings know she will be nothing less to this baba.

@kimkardashian posted like the proud aunty she is:

“Crying!!!! ”

@kourtneykardash is so excited:

“Crying, this is so beautiful my blessed angel sister”

@kendalljenner was overcome with emotion:

“I can’t handle it ”

The real OG, Kris, also commented, saying that this clip just made her cry all over again:

“Crying all over again. What a special and amazing blessing and gift God has given you!!!”

Source: Briefly News

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