Kanye West has paid tribute to the victims of the Astroworld tragedy during his ‘Sunday Service’.
Texas police confirmed over the weekend that eight fans passed away while attending the festival on November 5th. Hundreds of more suffered injuries after a crowd surge caused chaos during Travis Scott’s headline performance.
In light of the shocking incident, West paid tribute to the fatalities, and before the stream got underway, a message read: “Sunday Service dedication to the loved ones of Astroworld”.
Furthermore, in the description of the event, streaming platform REVOLT added, “Let’s get back to a peaceful state of mind with this service dedicated to the lost lives at Travis Scott’s Astroworld.”
Scott has since posted a video on Instagram offering his condolences to the families of the casualties. “We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them during this tough time,” he emotionally said.
The rapper continued, “My fans really mean the world to me. I always just really want to leave them with a positive experience. Anytime I can make out what’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need.”
Organisers sold 50,000 tickets for Astroworld; however, social media activity suggests the actual number of attendees was vastly higher due to gatecrashing.