It was a night of fun that turned dangerously unsafe as mass casualties occurred at the Astroworld concert by Travis Scott.
Kid Cudi recently expressed his condolences for the families who lost loved ones at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival, where eight people were killed, Friday night, during a crowd surge.
“Really messed up about the news at Astroworld,” Cudi wrote on Twitter, Saturday. “My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one lastnight and everyone who was injured. Sad fuckin day man.”
After Scott took the stage, the densely packed crowd rushed toward the Houston rapper, resulting in eight deaths and many more injuries. Witnesses described being crushed by the weight of the crowd of 50,000 fans.
Travis Scott released a statement offering his condolences to the families of those affected by the incident:
I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all of those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All.
Check out Cudi’s post below.
Really messed up about the news at Astroworld. My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one lastnight and everyone who was injured. Sad fuckin day man
— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) November 6, 2021
yall cant blame travis for this, sure you can say his production team wasnt prepared for this event, but blaming travis directly just isnt fair, he stopped the show like 5 times to make sure people were okay and to tell them to fall back, he doesnt have full control with what
— mac (@macstevens03) November 6, 2021
Investigators will review video from the scene and look at how the venue was laid out and whether it had enough exit points, Peña said. The investigation will explore “what caused, one, the issue of the crowd surge, and two, what prevented people from being able to escape that situation,” Peña said. The causes of deaths are pending the medical examiner’s determination, he said. Officials have canceled the second night of the concert Saturday.
“We had scores of individuals that were injured,” Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña during a news conference early Saturday morning. About 50,000 people were at the sold-out outdoor music festival at NRG Park — the stadium complex where the Astrodome and the NRG Stadium stand — when the incident happened just after 9 p.m. CT, officials said. “The crowd for whatever reason began to push and surge towards the front of the stage, which caused the people in the front to be compressed — they were unable to escape that situation,” Peña told CNN Saturday morning.