Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival has left eight people dead and ‘hundreds’ more injured.
According to reports, the rapper, who is in a relationship with Kylie Jenner, stopped his set at the Houston event on Friday night after realising fans were in trouble at the front of the stage.
“Security, somebody help real quick,” he apparently said.
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Emergency services were called to the venue and fire chief Samuel Pena confirmed a ‘mass casualty incident’ had taken place.
Explaining what had happened, he told Sky News: “The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries.”
He added that people ‘began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic’.
Many fans have now taken to Twitter to blast the event organisers, including rapper Scott.
“I hope Travis Scott and the organisers face the biggest lawsuit in history swear to god,” wrote one person. “No one deserves to die at a concert they suppose to be having fun at.”
Another added: “Travis Scott’s career is finished. I hope all the affected families sue him and all his organisers into the ground.”
“That #ASTROWORLDFest news is getting worse and worse by the second,” penned another. “There’s definitely going to be a huge lawsuit. Travis Scott might not perform again for a while. Unbelievable Negligence by him and his organisers. What an absolutely horrible situation.”
Although Scott hasn’t personally made a public statement, the official Astroworld Festival’s Twitter account has shared one.
It reads: “Our hearts are with the Atroworld Festival family tonight – especially those we lost and their love ones.
“We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.
“As authorities have mentioned in their press conference earlier. They are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this please reach out to @HoustonPolice.
“Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, fire department, and NRG Park for their response and support.”
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