Jenner had previously taken multiple videos at the concert, one of which included a medic vehicle trying to pass through the crowd.
Travis Scott's concert at the Astroworld Festival on November 5 took a turn for the worse after the crowd became uncontrollable. Concertgoers were gasping for air as there was a rush of bodies towards the stage and many people started collapsing. Several in the audience started shouting for help and medical assistance, some even getting on stage to beg for the concert to stop. But after some brief breaks, the concert went on and claimed the lives of eight people, including a 14-year-old and leaving hundreds of others injured. Scott announced that he will be covering the funeral expenses of those who passed away and also provide "further aid" for others who have been affected.
Travis Scott is being sued by family of a 9-year-old fan who is in a coma after being trampled by concert goers at Astroworld.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 9, 2021
Ezra Blount is in a medically induced coma and on life support after suffering severe damage to his liver, kidney & brain.
Scott has been under fire for being irresponsible in terms of the safety of the concertgoers and then for not stopping the concert when chaos broke out. A brother of a victim even stated: "Travis Scott provoked these people and made them do just that and more he called people to the stage to jump into the crowd and did not stop the show. This is not the end, my family and I will go to the full extent to make sure he is brought to justice."
She posted about it on IG. Truly disturbing. What is wrong with ppl? pic.twitter.com/hIl27pDuho— Shay (@shaynuh_elle) November 7, 2021
Among the attendees of the show were Scott's girlfriend, Kylie Jenner who was in a separate section above the crowd with their daughter and her sister Kendall Jenner. Jenner has stated they were unaware of the situation on the ground till after the news broke. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to Instagram to say on her stories: “Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured, or affected in any way by yesterday’s events.” She added, “And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community."
Not Kylie Jenner lying saying they didn't know what was happening when she posted a picture of the crowd and the ambulance was there fetching injured people. And whereas there's a video of Travis Scott telling his team to do what they came here to do and ignore all else. pic.twitter.com/A96fxejeBV— siphesihle (@nkosinathinomvu) November 7, 2021
Jenner then went on to say, “I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show, and in no world would have continued filming or performing. I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.” She had previously taken multiple videos at the concert, one of which included a medic vehicle trying to pass through the crowd. The video was eventually taken down as people pointed out how the tragedy was taking place right under her nose.
Scott also released a statement after the incident and put out a video response stating, “My fans really mean the world to me and I always wanna leave them with a positive experience and anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need, you know? I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.” He also added that he and his team would be cooperating with the investigations.