Travis Scott is still lying low in the wake of his tragic Astroworld concert, which took place in November 2021. The massive concert ended in tragedy, as 10 people were killed and hundreds injured during a stage rush. Scott watched his partnerships and tour dates get canceled post-event. Many questioned if the tragedy was preventable, calling on the rapper to explain his part in the incident.
In the months since, Scott has remained mostly out of the spotlight. He seems to be focusing on his family life and the arrival of his new son with Kylie Jenner. However, the 30-year-old recently stepped out for his first performance since Astroworld, putting on a private concert for a plethora of A-list stars.
Travis Scott recently performed for the first time since Astroworld
On March 26, Scott performed for the first time since his 2021 Astroworld concert, according to Pitchfork. The show was reportedly a private pre-Oscars celebration at an A-list celebrity’s house, located in Bel-Air, California. While it isn’t clear which star hosted the event, Pitchfork notes that several high-profile people attended it. Attendees included Leonardo DiCaprio, Venus and Serena Williams, and Tobey Maguire.
A few videos of Scott performing his hit song “Sicko Mode” have emerged on social media. Notably, the rapper did not promote or speak publicly about the event.
Paparazzi have spotted the Houston native in public in the months since his Astroworld festival. But Scott has held off performing — perhaps because of the plethora of legal issues he’s is facing. While away from the spotlight, he welcomed his second child with Kylie Jenner in February 2022.
How has Travis Scott been ‘canceled’ since Astroworld?
After the concert, many took Scott to task for failing to take action to halt the concert. The artist is currently facing hundreds of lawsuits due to the tragedy. Pitchfork notes that the House Oversight and Reform Committee is conducting an investigation into Live Nation due to its role in the events.
Coachella also dropped Scott from its 2022 lineup, reportedly due to the backlash surrounding the devastating concert. The rapper also lost out on business opportunities because of the festival.
In December 2021, Dior announced it planned to “postpone indefinitely” their collaboration with Scott. Many outraged fans have spoken out, claiming Scott shouldn’t get any more gigs or sponsorships until he “owns up” to the role that he played in the tragic events of Astroworld.
Scott’s Astroworld performance ended in catastrophe
The Astroworld festival resulted in 25 people being hospitalized. Eight deaths were confirmed on the night of the show. Two more people died in the days that followed due to their injuries, including a 9-year-old boy. Many claimed Scott should’ve halted the concert when he saw the crowd rushing the stage, causing mass chaos and carnage.
Not only did Scott not stop the show, he reportedly went out to party after the show in Houston ended, causing even more backlash from fans and critics. Several music artists came forward to condemn how the rapper handled the event. Videos even show him ignoring people who tried to alert him of what was happening. Scott’s ex-manager spoke out about seeing this tragedy coming due to past issues with Scott.
In a December 9 YouTube interview with Charlemagne The God, Scott opened up about the festival, saying “I didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the press conference. And even at that moment, you’re kind of like, what? You just went through something.” The rapper claimed that he had no idea people were getting hurt at his show, stating that he couldn’t hear people in the crowd begging him to stop the show. For now, with so many lawsuits and legal issues pending, Scott will probably hold off on throwing any large events – although fans should expect to hear about more private shows in the months to come.