Travis Scott has performed live for the first time since the Astroworld tragedy.
Last November, ten fans were killed at his concert in Texas after a stampede in the crowd, and many others were left seriously injured. Scott has been scrutinised heavily over his role in events, and is facing hundreds of lawsuits as a consequence.
Victims’ families are seeking billions in damages, and recently, many lawsuits were combined into one case. Attorneys brought the motion forward to a Texas court panel where they asked to combine over 380 separate lawsuits. In total, these cases represent almost 2,800 of the alleged victims.
Last night marked the first time he’d returned to the stage since the horrifying night when he played a short set at a pre-Oscars party in Bel Air on Saturday evening. Those in attendance reportedly included Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Venus and Serena Williams, and Kaia Gerber.
Footage has leaked of him playing ‘Sicko Mode’, and his performance confirms that Scott is gearing up to return to touring. He was previously pulled from Coachella in the wake of the incident.
In December, Scott apologised for his actions and told Charlamagne Tha God: “I’ve been on different types of emotions, an emotional rollercoaster, I mean. It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something.
“And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. There’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it.”