A tragedy with nice loss and potential prevention has struck households onerous following the Astroworld Pageant held by Travis Scott. Regardless of movies suggesting he knew of the disaster befalling his followers, the rapper continued to carry out — ensuing in 10 useless and a whole lot injured and traumatized.
Scott and live performance producers stand accused of ignoring capability and security necessities and persevering with the live performance for over a half-hour after attendees started getting injured and dying. An ex-manager says he “saw this coming” as a result of Scott solely ever thinks of himself. It’s not the primary time the rapper didn’t cease one among his live shows when he ought to have.
Travis Scott faces a mountain of lawsuits over the Astroworld tragedy
Following the horrific occasions of Scott’s 2021 Astroworld live performance in Houston, civil rights legal professional Ben Crump and legal professional Alex Hilliard introduced they’d file greater than 100 lawsuits on behalf of the victims on the pageant.
On November 12, 2021, by way of NowThis News, Crump stated, “This morning we are announcing the filing of over 90 more lawsuits in this matter now that we have collected the information and the details and the evidence that they were present at the festival, that they sustained injuries at the festival … We will make sure that they get justice.”
Billboard stories that as of November 17, the variety of lawsuits filed in opposition to Scott over the tragedy has reached greater than 400. Not counting the circumstances involving victims suing Scott and different events over the live performance, the compensation sought in a lawsuit filed on behalf of over 125 people is $750 million.
The rapper’s ex-manager was allegedly ‘left for dead in a basement in Los Angeles’
Many conspiracy theories have unfold on TikTok, however Scott’s ex-manager isn’t coming to his protection.
The rapper has been getting much more consideration since a submit by the verified Twitter account DDOT. claimed Scott “left his former manager for dead while they [were] having a seizure in the studio.” Though there isn’t a police report or authorized affirmation, Scott’s former supervisor Shane Morris confirmed the assertion.
In a TikTok video, Morris tells viewers:
“The story that DDOT. is telling is true. I’m Travis Scott’s former manager. I’m the one who had a seizure, and I’m the one that he left for dead in a basement in Los Angeles.”
Morris provides, “Travis Scott is the worst person I’ve worked with in my entire career in music. All the videos documented — the evidence — are quite clear, and they align with what I know about Travis Scott. When he sees people in harm or danger, he tends to only continue thinking about himself.”
Extra DDOT. posts allege different problematic conduct. A current Twitter submit claims, “Travis Scott? The same dude who knew his artist was abusing and harassing Justine Skye but didn’t intervene? Him? Well, I’ll be dipped.”
And a Twitter submit from 2015 additionally shines a destructive gentle on Scott, quoting him saying, “Yo, get your nerdy-looking ass off the stage,” to a Summer season Jam cameraman.
This isn’t Travis Scott’s first problematic live performance
In his TikTok video, Morris additionally mentions an article about Scott’s “habit of cheering on wild crowds” and the way it has introduced him authorized hassle earlier than.
“And to make it worse, he’s been doing this for years at other concerts,” Morris continues. “I could go on and on about the theft of sessions, assault, and all the lies he’s told in his career, but the thing that I want you to understand most is this.”
The article in query is from HuffPost, revealing Scott has been accused of encouraging followers to hurry previous safety limitations no less than twice. One incident even led to a younger fan being injured and paralyzed throughout a 2017 Manhattan present.
The publication quotes him evaluating his stay performances to skilled wrestling, saying, “I always want to make it feel like it’s the WWF or some shit. You know, raging and having fun and expressing good feelings is something I plan on doing and spreading across the globe.”
Critics have since united to boycott Scott on Spotify, Instagram, and elsewhere.