Travis Scott speaks out in first interview since Astroworld Festival tragedy

“Fans went through something and people’s parents went through something. And it really hurts,” Scott said in a sit-down interview with Charlamagne Tha God.

Travis Scott is speaking out in his first interview since the Astroworld music festival tragedy that left 10 people dead.

Scott described the aftermath of the massive crowd crush at the Nov. 5 Houston festival as an “emotional roller coaster” during an hourlong sit-down interview with Charlamagne Tha God published Thursday.

The Missouri City-native also claimed he didn’t understand the severity of the situation until Houston officials held a news conference.

Tony Buzbee, who represents the family of victim Axel Acosta, tells KPRC 2 Investigates, “The best thing for him to do is shut-up.” Buzbee also added, “It appears he’s trying to play himself off as a victim, he’s not a victim.”

James Lassiter, who represents the family of Bharti Shahani, also weighed in, saying, “He comes across as emphatic, and [that he’s] there for the families in one breath, but then turns around and denies all responsibility and acts like he doesn’t know anything about it at the second.”

In the interview, Scott admits he knew his concert was going to end early. However, it was not supposed to finish until after guest performers took the stage.

During his interview, Scott also claims HPD Chief Troy Finner never expressed crowd concerns with his show before going on stage as Finner has previously stated.

Chief Finner tells KPRC 2 Investigates in a statement, “I’m not going back and forward with anyone and what they are saying. This is part of the investigation.”

Scott did make his plans clear moving forward from this situation, saying “I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here. I have a responsibility to figure out a solution.”

Watch his full interview on YouTube here.


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