Two years this month that 10 people dead and hundreds were injured during Astroworld festival, Travis Scott has finally has opened up about Houston, Texas concert tragedy that occurred on November 5, 2021.
During his GQ Men of the Year issue interview, the now 32-year old rapper stated:
“I always think about it. Those fans were like my family.” “You just feel for those people. And their families.”
Following a fatal crowd stampede during the opening night of the annual Scott-founded festival, eight people lost their lives, two more died in the following days, and more than 300 others were treated for injuries.
Taking time out after the incident, the superstar the rapper/writer 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. And when it came to making, like even finishing the album…I got back into it probably like, I don’t know, months and months and months after.” “And the idea of just even getting back into music, working on music and just even getting into that, was therapeutic of being able to channel some of the energy into production and sounds and finishing it.”
Travis went on to explain that his new song, ‘My Eyes,’ details “the things I deal with on a day-to-day basis and the fact of how it could be misunderstood and the struggles of life and all aspects of life. The constant weight that’s put on. That you carry, you know. And just a vision through my eyes.” Adding “I have pain too. I have concerns, things that I think about, and the things that I see on a day-to-day basis I think about them,” Scott faced potential criminal charges after the event.
In June of this year, a Texas grand jury determined that despite the severity of the tragedy, Travis Scott was not responsible and did not take action.