December 9, 2021

Travis Scott’s Spokesperson Says Artist “Was Not Responsible” for Tragedy but “Wants to be Responsible for the Solution”

Throughout a CBS Morning interview on Friday, a consultant of Travis Scott stated the rapper shouldn’t be accountable for final week’s Astroworld Pageant tragedy that left 9 useless after a crowd surge. Nevertheless, “he wants to be responsible for the solution.”

“I mean this notion that Travis had the ability to stop the concert is ludicrous. They have a 59-page operations plan, and it clearly says the only two people that have the authority to stop the concert were the executive producer and the concert producer,” spokesperson Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who can also be a former Baltimore mayor, stated on “CBS Mornings.” 

“He was not responsible for this, but he wants to be responsible for the solution. And I’m here to make sure that we can connect the dots and to make sure that this tragedy — that there’s a lesson out of this tragedy and something like this doesn’t happen again,” she added.

She additionally stated Scott had no concept how unhealthy issues turned, “until well later, hours and hours later.” She stated the rapper had stopped a number of instances to perceive what was taking place but that he couldn’t totally inform. 

And when requested if he has reached out to the households of those who died, Rawlings-Blake answered, “Oh, absolutely.”

“He’s reached out to all of the families. I’ve reached out to the latest unfortunate victim to let them know that in their time, he’s there — he’s here to help if they want it,” she added.

The dying toll of the Astroworld live performance rose to 9 Bharti Shahani, 22, succumbed to her accidents on Wednesday.

Scott, LiveNation, and the organizer ScoreMore face a number of lawsuits on account of the present.

The pinnacle of Houston’s fireplace division and others stated Scott ought to have stopped his efficiency when the lethal crowd surge began.

“We all have a responsibility. Everybody at that event has a responsibility. Starting from the artist on down,” fireplace chief Samuel Peña stated Tuesday. 

“At one point, there was an ambulance that was trying to make its way through the crowd. And he’s got, the artist has, command of that crowd,” Peña added.