Following the death of eight people at a Travis Scott concert in Houston, Texas, the American rapper is being sued by several of the victim’s families.
Travis Scott’s performance was part of a two-day festival called Astroworld held at Houston’s NRG Park.
Texas police have begun the massive investigation to find out how the eight people died and hundreds more were injured. The victims who died at the concert on 5 November were between the ages of 14 and 27.
It’s believed that the incident happened at around 21:00 when a countdown timer indicated that the show is about to start. Concert goers got excited and started to move closer to the stage. There were 50,000 people in attendance at Scott’s concert.
Sky News reports that the show went ahead, but Scott stopped a number of times after spotting people in distress near the stage. “Security, somebody help real quick,” he said into his microphone.
One of the lawsuits filed against Scott and fellow rapper Drake cites that the two performers incited the crowd and made the situation worse.
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