Watch: Scott performs at Astroworld festival as crowds chant 'stop the show'

WION Web Team
Houston Published: Nov 07, 2021, 08:52 AM(IST)

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Travis Scott seems to have been allegedly performing while crowds chanted 'stop the show' after several people were crushed to death in some videos circulating on social media. Scott continued to perform for about 30 minutes. The rapper was also left 'in tears and beside himself' after finding out what actually happened on the venue

In some videos circulating on social media, Travis Scott seems to have been allegedly performing while crowds chanted 'stop the show' after several people were crushed to death.  

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According to reports, Scott continued to perform for about 30 minutes. The rapper was also left 'in tears and beside himself' after finding out what actually happened on the venue.  

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In the incident, at least eight people were left dead and hundreds injured after a crowd surge at Astroworld Festival on Friday night.  

On Twitter, some videos of the event show fans asking the rapper to stop performing by chanting 'stop the show' as the attendees of the concert were getting knocked down and crushed by others.   

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"Fans were recording the concert and people doing CPR. Fans were yelling at the stage crew around us, saying stop the concert, people are dying. No one listened," a concert attendee Madeline Eskins told Rolling Stone.  

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"It was definitely overcrowded. It was insane, honestly. I knew it was just way too crowded – it just got worse and worse as I got closer to Travis Scott performing it got more crowded, more crowded, more crowded."   

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Later, the rapper also shared a heartfelt message over the incident. He said, he wants to send out prayers for the people, who were lost in the incident. Scott was also filmed calling for help.  

Around 50,000 people attended the sold-out Astroworld event at Houston's NRG Park.

A small makeshift memorial has also come up along a chain link fence at NRG Park in Houston on Saturday. Several people have left flower bouquets and small handwritten cards.   

City Police Chief Troy Finner said his department has opened a criminal investigation by homicide and narcotics detectives after unconfirmed reports that someone in the audience "was injecting other people with drugs." The investigation is likely to focus on security and safety protocols.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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