Highlights

  • Travis Scott faces $750 mn lawsuit from victims of Astroworld tragedy
  • Lawsuit says even after a mass casualty was declared, music kept playing
  • Lawsuit also mentions Drake, who joined Travis for a performance on stage

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Scott has since announced that he intends to cover the costs of both the funerals for those who died at the concert, as well as therapy treatment for survivors.

Rapper Travis Scott has been named in a $750 million lawsuit filed on behalf of 125 Astroworld victims, including the family of a man who died at the festival.

Ten people were killed and hundreds of others injured during a deadly crowd surge that took place during Scott’s performance on Nov. 5 at NRG Park, in the rapper’s hometown of Houston.

Also watch | Travis Scott says he's devastated after 8 killed at Astroworld music festival in Houston

The annual festival was headlined and produced by Scott, and is named after his 2018 album.

Reports citing sources close to the rapper maintain that he didn’t realize the severity of what was happening in the crowd as he continued to play on for a reported 37 minutes after the show had been declared a mass casualty.

The new legal complaint was filed in Houston by the families of victims and concertgoers alleging "negligence" in the wake of the disaster. The lawsuit states: “When people were getting hurt, and many were fighting to prevent themselves from being crushed, the music played and streamed on — for almost forty minutes.”

The legal suit also states that the $750 million sum is to cover the cost of both physical and mental damage sustained by the victims and families.

In a statement issued on Nov. 6, Scott said he was “absolutely devastated” by the events that took place at Astroworld and pledged his commitment to “heal and support the families in need.”

Scott has since announced that he intends to cover the costs of both the funerals for those who died at the concert, as well as therapy treatment for survivors.

Also named in the lawsuit is the artist Drake, who joined Scott onstage as a surprise guest. Fan footage from the music festival shows the rapper performing with Scott after an emergency vehicle had already entered the crowd to aid concertgoers who were suffering from injuries.

On Monday, it was announced by Nike that they have postponed the release of their latest sneaker collaboration with Scott, “out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival.”

W Magazine has decided against digitally promoting an upcoming edition that features Scott, and his partner, Kylie Jenner, on the cover.

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