Travis Scott is asking fans impacted by the fatal Astroworld festival that left eight dead and more than 300 injured to reach out to him by email for assistance. In a statement released Thursday (Nov. 11) attributed to Scott and his team, the rapper said he wishes to share his condolences and provide aid to those who wish to be in contact with him.
“Over the last week, Travis Scott and his team have been actively exploring routes of connection with each and every family affected by the tragedy through the appropriate liaisons,” the statement begins. “He is distraught by the situation and desperately wishes to share his condolences and provide aid to them as soon as possible, but wants to remain respectful of each family’s wishes on how they’d best like to be connected.”
The statement requests that those who wish to reach Scott and his team for either condolences or aid should contact them at AW21information@gmail.com. Scott and his team go on to state that there will be individuals ready to assist.
The email is latest in a series of efforts Scott has made to address the damage caused on opening night of the third annual Astroworld festival. During his set on Friday night, hundreds of fans from as young as 9 years old were injured or killed when 50,000 people surged towards the stage. Since then, Scott has offered to pay the funeral expenses for the eight individuals who lost their life and partnered with mental health company BetterHelp to provide one-on-one therapy sessions for a month.
Since Friday’s tragedy, nearly 50 lawsuits have been filed against Scott and various entities related to the festival including entertainment giant Live Nation, promoter ScoreMore Shows and city and county authorities in Houston. Less than a week out from the event, investigations are ongoing about who is to blame for the deadly incident with law enforcement and private companies publicly debating who was essentially in charge of staving off the incident.
In a statement released Wednesday, Scott’s lawyer Edwin F. McPherson of McPherson LLP said, “Investigations should start proceeding over finger-pointing so that together, we can identify exactly what transpired and how we can prevent anything like this from happening again.”