November 17, 2021

Travis Scott went to afterparty at Dave & Buster’s the night of Astroworld tragedy

Following the deadly Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, Travis Scott attended an afterparty at Dave & Buster’s.

According to Yahoo, Scott was unaware that eight people had died in a crowd surge during his performance that night. Sources said he immediately left the party after becoming aware of the situation’s severity.

The timeline of the event seems to be as follows. Scott, who founded the festival in 2018, performed with Drake at roughly 9 p.m. on Nov. 5, when the crowd started to surge toward the stage. Some of the approximately 50,000 attendees were crushed and trampled, and by 9:38 p.m., authorities declared the situation a mass-casualty event. At 9:40 p.m., the first person received medical treatment. As ambulances with flashing lights and medical crews assisted people in the crowd, Scott continued performing until about 10:15 p.m.

Kylie Jenner, Scott’s girlfriend, attended the show with their 3-year-old daughter. Jenner said they “weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show.”

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against ScoreMore Shows, Live Nation, Contemporary Services Corporation, Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, and Scott. Drake was also named as a defendant in at least one.

An event-planning document created by the concert organizers ScoreMore instructed Astroworld staff members to refer to any dead concertgoers using the term “smurf.” 

Eight people died that night, but two other concertgoers have succumbed to their injuries since then, bringing the death toll to 10.


Travis Scott attended afterparty amid Astroworld Festival disaster, was unaware of fatalities

November 16, 2021

9-year-old trampled at Astroworld succumbs to his injuries

The 9-year-old boy who had been on life support after being trampled at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston has died. Ezra Blount succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, according to his family.

Ben Crump, an attorney for the Blount family, released a statement following Ezra’s death.

“The Blount family is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son. This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration,” the statement read. “Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.”

Last week, Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, told ABC13 that Travis Scott was one of his favorite artists.

“He was so stoked. He was ready to go,” Treston said.

Treston held Ezra on his shoulders as Scott’s performance neared. They stayed near the back of the crowd, as Treston thought it would be less hectic. But as Scott took the stage, concertgoers started pushing.

Treston eventually lost consciousness in the deadly crowd surge, and Ezra fell to the ground. Crowd members trampled the 9-year-old, who sustained serious damage to his organs and a swollen brain.

The Astroworld death toll now stands at 10.


9-year-old trampled at Astroworld dies from his injuries, family says

November 13, 2021

Astroworld death toll rises

Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old college student, severely injured in the deadly crowd surge at the Astroworld concert in Houston, has died. The death toll from the tragic event now stands at nine.

All of the deceased were between the ages of 14 and 27. Hundreds of attendees are still coping with injuries, including a 9-year-old boy who remains in a medically-induced coma.

Shahani was set to graduate from Texas A&M University in the spring. She attended the event with her sister Namrata and their cousin.

“For the first time in her life she just wanted to have fun, and that was taken from her,” Namrata said. Bharti’s last words to her sister were, “Are you OK?”


Texas A&M student hurt at Astroworld dies; death toll at 9

November 11, 2021

Alec Baldwin’s daughter ‘triggered’ by Astroworld tragedy

Alec Baldwin’s daughter Ireland said she was “triggered” by the tragedy at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert in the wake of her father’s fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the film Rust.

“Making baseless, misinformed claims and conspiracy theories all over the internet does nothing but [take] away from the facts and actually honoring those who are suffering due to this,” Ireland wrote on social media. “I was personally ‘triggered’ because of recent misinformation that spread from the tragic event that took place on my father’s movie set. And SO many people pretending like they have any idea how filmmaking and stunt coordination works.”

A crowd surge at the event left eight people, including a 14-year-old, dead and hundreds more injured.

According to Yahoo, the 26-year-old initially appeared to be defending Scott.

“Y’all are really killing me these days,” Ireland reportedly wrote in a now-expired Instagram Story. “You believe everything that you see on Twitter and TikTok and completely bandwagon on spreading misinformation. First, you were armory/stunt coordination pros when it came to the horrific tragedy involving my dad…and now Travis Scott is demonic because he ALLOWED people to die at his show?”

“I am in no way defending Travis Scott because, honestly, I don’t know him or care personally,” she later clarified. “and the only aspect of this I care about is that people died because this brand-new festival neglected to have the proper safety protocols in place.”

“He incites the rage. No doubt about that. But I refuse to fall into this twisted cancel culture bullshit when it’s coming from people who have no idea how anything works,” she added.

Ireland said she decided to speak on the subject after seeing TikTok posts claiming that Scott had planned the tragedy as part of a bizarre satanic ritual.


Ireland Baldwin ‘triggered’ by Astroworld tragedy, 3 weeks after ‘Rust’ shooting: ‘So many people to be blamed’

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