Travis Scott Still Has Support From Fans in First Public Concert Since Astroworld Festival Tragedy
Since the Astroworld incident, rapper Travis Scott hasn’t appeared in public very often. He hasn’t said much about the incident and he has only performed at private events. This past weekend, Travis Scott finally made his first public performance at a concert and the crowd seemed to really enjoy his return.
The Astroworld incident left a sour taste in the mouth of many Travis Scott fans
The rapper has been out of the public sphere since the November 2021 incident at the Astroworld festival in Houston, TX. During his performance, 10 people died after the crowd began to surge and become congested, causing many to suffocate. It’s still unclear who is to blame here as many are pointing fingers at both Scott and Live Nation.
According to Page Six, Scott claims that he had no idea that anyone was in danger during the performance, even though there are many videos where the audience was begging him to stop. In an interview with Charlamagne That God, Scott said that he “1,000 percent” did everything he could to make sure everyone was safe and couldn’t hear the audience asking him to stop.
The rapper has been with several lawsuits for this incident. He did start an initiative called Project Heal which has a goal to make sure all future events are as safe as possible.
Travis Scott makes his first public performance at a Miami concert
Scott took to the stage this past weekend at megaclub E11even’s Miami Grand Prix celebration. Page Six shares that the rapper threw a wad of cash at the crowd while “clutching onto a bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila.” He also hyped up the crowd and demanded more strippers and alcohol.
“Everybody owes me a shot,” Scott yelled at the crowd. “We need every stripper to report to the f***ing stage right now. We need every bottle reported to this motherf***in floor.”
The crowd was reportedly chanting all of his lyrics. Scott performed many of his most popular songs including “Goosebumps,” “Antidote,” “Highest in the Room,” “Pick up the Phone,” and “Sicko Mode.”
This performance was not a surprise as it was announced beforehand and the demand to see Scott make his public return was high. Tables for this event were sold at a range of “$5,000 to $100,000.”
The rapper has performed at other private concerts
While this was Scott’s first public performance, he has appeared at other private events. The Houston rapper played a set at a private Bootsy Bellows Coachella 2022 afterparty. Scott was set to perform at the actual Coachella, but was removed after the Astroworld incident. He also performed a set at a house party in Bel-Air that was attended by many guest celebrities including Serena Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Scott is currently scheduled to headline three Primavera Sound Festivals in Soth America. He will perform in São Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 6, Buenos Aires, Argentina on Nov. 12, and Santiago, Chile on Nov. 16. We will most likely see more from the rapper before then, but that’s all that is scheduled.