Travis Scott has addressed the tragic fatalities that took place at his Astroworld festival in 2021 and how they still play on his mind.
In November of that year, a fatal crowd crush during Travis Scott’s set at the Astroworld festival resulted in the loss of eight lives.
Subsequently, two additional victims succumbed to injuries in the hospital in the days that followed, and numerous others were left injured.
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott wrote on his social media account following the tragic events. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”
As part of a new interview with GQ, Scott shared: “Making music, you think about things that go on in life and things that happen in your life, and you dial in on things. That moment for families, for the city, you know, it was devastating.”
Confirming again that he was “utterly devastated”, Scott confessed the incident still plagues his mind: “Yeah, I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost. It has its moments where it gets rough and…yeah. You just feel for those people. And their families.”
Earlier this month, news emerged that Scott faced another lawsuit in connection with the Astroworld tragedy.
Despite a grand jury’s decision in June not to bring criminal charges against Scott and a comprehensive 1,266-page report from the Texas police, who conducted an investigation into the festival, various lawsuits stemming from the incident are still ongoing.