Travis Scott will reportedly cover the funeral cost for those who tragically lost their lives at the Astroworld festival.
It comes after 8 festival-goers were killed and many others injured at the festival on Friday.
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The tragedy occurred on Friday at the opening night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.
Eight people died at the festival with hundreds more injured after a crowd surge took place.
Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in for those who lost their lives…
The crowd surge began around 9 PM on Friday during the rapper’s headline set at the site of the former Houston Six Flags park.
Crowds are said to have pressed towards the front of the stage as the rapper performed, causing panic to break out.
As the crowd surge grew, crushing began and people started to get injured, the BBC reports.
An estimated 50,000 people were in attendance for the 2-day festival, which has since been canceled.
An estimated 300 people were treated for injuries such as cuts and bruises.
And sadly, 8 people lost their lives during the incident.
Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite, told the Associated Press that they “had several people down on the ground.”
“Suddenly we had several people down on the ground, experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode,” he said. “And so we immediately started doing CPR, and moving people right then, and that’s when I went and met with the promoters, and Live Nation, and they agreed to end early in the interest of public safety.”
n attendee of the festival told KHOU that if “you didn’t jump, you would fall.”
“In the front, there was a lot of jumping. If you didn’t jump, you would fall and get trampled on, definitely. The crowd is pushing back and forth. If you were even a little tired, you were going to fall.”
After the events of the festival began to emerge, Travis Scott issued a statement.
In the statement, he claimed he was “absolutely devastated” by the incident and that the police looking into it have his “total support.”
“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,” he wrote.
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”
Scott’s partner, Kylie Jenner also issued a statement about the festival in which she defended Scott.
In the statement, Kylie said she wanted to make it clear that they “weren’t aware of any fatalities” until “after the show.”
“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted,” she said.
“And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community, I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show, and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”
Some are holding Travis Scott somewhat accountable for the tragedy.
As many believe that he should have stopped the show and done more to help.
But now, it has been revealed that Scott will be stepping up to help those affected by the tragic events.
TMZ reports that Scott will be covering the funeral costs of those 8 people who died at the event.
The outlet also added that a source close to the rapper has said that he will fully cover all funeral costs for the families who lost a loved one at the festival.
It is said that there will be no questions asked about the costs and that Scott will pay for this himself.
Scott will also be offering help to any of those who attended the festival by offering mental health services, for free.
Scott is said to be partnering with Better Help, a network of mental health professionals.
This partnership will allow those who attended the festival to access mental health services if they feel they need help or to talk through the trauma experienced.
Services offered are said to include 1-on-1 virtual therapy sessions with trained, licensed professionals and through a partnership with the National Alliance of Mental Illness, in-person sessions for those people who need a little more help.
Scott is also said to be overseeing the set up of a hotline.
Our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones during this tragedy. Rest in peace.