Travis Scott has revealed he is 'devastated' by the Astroworld disaster - which saw 10 people killed in a crowd surge at his November 5 2021 concert in Houston.
Travis Scott says he is 'overly devastated' by Astroworld tragedy which left 10 dead and he thinks about disaster 'all the time': 'Those fans were like my family' Scott's Astroworld Festival turned fatal on November 5 2021 during his set when the crowd of 50,000 people surged, resulting in a panic Ten people were killed, ages ranging from nine to 27, and hundreds were injured In September the musician was deposed in connection with hundreds of lawsuits that were filed against him and others over the deaths and injuries By Eve Buckland For Dailymail.Com Published: 16:26, 15 November 2023 | Updated: 16:59, 15 November 2023 e-mail 10 shares 8 View comments Travis Scott has revealed he is 'devastated' by the Astroworld disaster - which saw 10 people killed in a crowd surge at his November 5 2021 concert in Houston. The musician, 32, who previously broke his silence on the tragedy in 2021 , told GQ he thinks about the disaster 'all the time' and has had 'rough moments' in the two years since as he worked on comeback album, Utopia. Those killed, who ranged in age from 9 to 27, died from compression asphyxia , which an expert likened to being crushed by a car. Scott said: '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. 'I mean I was just overly devastated, you know. Yeah... Yeah, I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost. Candid: Travis Scott has revealed he is 'devastated' by the Astroworld disaster - which saw 10 people killed in a crowd surge at his November 5 2021 concert in Houston - pictured At Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival Tragedy: Those killed, who ranged in age from 9 to 27, died from compression asphyxia , which an expert likened to being crushed by a car (Scott pictured performing at the festival) 'It has its moments where it gets rough and…yeah. You just feel for those people. And their families. In December 2021, speaking out about the November 5 tragedy Scott sat down with podcaster Charlemagne Tha God for an interview In the interview, Scott blamed his 'in-ear' person for not urging him to stop the show sooner, and claimed that he wasn't aware of or responsible for the fatal stampede and crowd crush Scott said that he is '1000 percent' certain he did everything he could have to prevent the tragedy, and claims he didn't hear the screams and cries for help as the crowd went out of control. 'Things happen, you know, and it's just been such a time, and I'm just trying to just really figure things out,' he said when asked why he was breaking his silence. 'My heart wasn’t there to be the villain—I was there to be a hometown hero.' Scott struggled to contain his emotion at times as he spoke about the families that lost loved ones in the crowd stampede. 'They lost their loved ones, I just always wanna be there for them, I'm gonna fix this problem and make sure this doesn't happen in the future and be the number one voice for this. We gotta figure it out,' he said. Cover: Scott is named as one of 2023's Men of the Year - alongside former sister in law Kim Kardashian The victims are, clockwise: Madison Dubiski, 23; John Hilgert, 14; Bharti Shahani, 22; Axel Acosta, 21; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Mirza Baig, 27; Franco Patino, 21; Jacob Jurinek, 21; Rodolfo Angel Peña, 23; and Ezra Blount, 9 Seven of the victims - Rodolfo 'Rudy' Pena, Jacob Jurinek, Franco Patino, Danish Baig, Axel Acosta, Madison Dubiski and Ezra Blount - were located near the center of the south quadrant Scott said that he had been 'in a room' processing the tragedy, but Charlemagne pressed him on photos that emerged last month showing him carousing on a golf course with Michael Jordan and actor Mark Wahlberg. 'It was just Thanksgiving, you know, and they were there,' the rapper explained. 'That was more just like a personal time.' Charlemagne also asked Scott whether his encouragement of 'raging' was to blame, referring to the concert culture similar to mosh pits. 'Raging just the experience of having fun,' Scott claimed, adding that raging was an inducement to 'help others and love each other.' 'What happened here isn't off Travis Scott music,' he said, adding that 'music is healing' and suggesting that the tragedy might inspire future lyrics. Scott claimed that he was only told that the show was going to end after the guest, referring to Drake, came on stage. He said he was never told why the show was ending or what was occurring in the crowd. 'That's what came through my ear,' he said. Interview: Read more