As criticism of the Astroworld tragedy escalates, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott respond

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Kylie Jenner responded on Sunday to the tragic events at the Astroworld music festival in Houston where eight were killed and many injured after a wave of crowds. “I just want to make it clear that we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would we continue to film or perform,” he said. he wrote On his stories on Instagram. The Once the youngest self-made billionaire has he faced criticism for being slow to remove her boyfriend’s videos by Travis Scott performance at the festival, during which the surge occurred.

His “thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost their lives, been hurt or affected in some way by the events of yesterday,” he added. He also expressed support “for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community.”

Jenner and Scott are currently expecting their second child together. Jenner attended Astroworld’s first night with Flocks, her three-year-old daughter with Scott, and her sister Kendall, according to insider. Scott is the founder of the Astroworld festival, which started in 2018.

Scott also responded to the social media incident via a seven-part video posted to his Instagram Stories late Saturday night. The video features a black and white filter and lighting that sometimes disappears from the image. In it, Scott rubs his forehead and uses the word “devastated”.

“My fans really mean the world to me,” he said. “I always want to leave them a positive experience.” He added: “I could never imagine the gravity of the situation.”

Due to the ephemeral nature of IG Stories, we are embedding a YouTube video captured by BlackTeaBlog. The change to point 1:06 also appears in Scott’s original post.

Despite his message, the prevailing sentiment online on Sunday didn’t seem to be in Scott’s favor. The hashtag #canceltravisscott it was trending during the day, as were the names of other artists who in the past stopped their shows when they noticed ailing audience members. (Scott would sometimes stop for help, a listener at the concert said New York Times.) However, Scott’s older clips antagonistic fans emerged, as did his memories arrest 2015 at Chicago’s Lollapalooza for disorderly conduct after encouraging fans to bypass security barriers, along with a second arrest in Arkansas in 2017 for a similar charge.

Adding an element of urban legend to Astroworld’s story is “storytelling” as Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner to put it, about reports of a person who injected drugs into concert goers during the show. Finner spoke of a security officer who felt a sting in his neck and passed out. The events surrounding the tragedy on Friday remain under investigation.

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