In the wake of Friday's Astroworld tragedy, Travis Scott is working overtime to support the victims and anyone affected by the deadly concert.
On Monday, Scott announced that he would be covering funeral expenses for the eight victims who passed away after being caught in a massive crowd surge that left attendees trampled and suffocated. The 30-year-old has also teamed up with virtual therapy company, BetterHelp, to offer free counseling to anyone struggling with the devastating event.
Aside from the deceased, 17 concert-goers were hospitalized, and over 300 are said to have been injured. Lawsuits have begun to pour in against Scott, Live Nation, and even Drake, who was a special guest at the festival.
Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña made contact with Scott before he went on stage to express his concerns about the "energy" of the crowd. Then, at around 9:15 p.m., when the 30-year-old took the stage, fans pushed forward to get closer, compressing people who were near the front. This caused people to lose consciousness while others were stepped on in the large crowd. Other claims have surfaced of someone possibly injecting people with an unknown substance, which contributed to the stampede. Of the eight people who perished, the youngest was just 14-years-old.
The "Rodeo" rapper has since canceled his November 13th performance at the Day N Vegas festival, with sources claiming he is "too distraught" to hit the stage.
Rapper Roddy Ricch has also joined in the support efforts. He is donating his earnings from the festival to the families of those who lost their lives.
Let's continue to keep the victims and Travis Scott in our thoughts.
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