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Travis Scott Gives First Interview After 'Astroworld' Tragedy, Defends His Actions

By Daryl Nelson
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Travis Scott gave his first interview after 10 people died at his Astroworld Festival last month when a stampede broke out.

The rapper spoke with Charlamagne tha God about the tragedy and said he had no idea people were in danger while performing.

"The thing is, people pass out, things happen at concerts but something like that ... Anytime you can hear something like that, you wanna stop the show. You wanna make sure the fans get the proper attention they need," Travis explained. "And anytime I could see something like that, I did. I stopped a couple times just to make sure everybody was OK."

He continued. "You have a venue filled with 50,000 people. But it's like a sea, you have lights, you have sound, you got pyros, you got your in-ears, you got sound, you got your mics, got the music, [you] got bands. All types of stuff going on ... you can only help what you can see and then whatever you're told. Whenever somebody tells you to stop, you just stop."

Travis also said that he'll do whatever he can to make sure another incident like this doesn't happen at his shows or other people's concerts.


"Fans come to the show and have a good experience and I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here," he said. "I have a responsibility to figure out a solution and hopefully this takes a first step into us as artists having that insight of what's going on. And the professionals to kind of surround and figure out more intel, whether it's tech, whether it's more of a response, whatever the problem is, to figure out that. [And] in the future, move forward in concert safety and make sure it never happens again."

Do you think Travis'will be able to resume his career in normal fashion down the road?

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