- Travis Scott was at an afterparty when he found out about the Astroworld tragedy, TMZ reported.
- The rapper left immediately after he was told what had happened, a source told the broadcast.
- The party hosted Drake, who was also unaware of what had happened, TMZ reported.
Travis Scott was partying at Dave & Buster’s in Houston when he found out people were dead in the Astroworld audience, according to reports from TMZ and ABC13.
The rapper was unaware at the time that eight people had died and several hundred were injured at the concert, TMZ reported, citing sources close to him. Scott left the party immediately after hearing about the deaths, TMZ reported.
“Travis did not know the seriousness of the situation when he arrived at the party in terms of timing, this is still consistent with the fact that no one including the police had publicly confirmed the seriousness of the events that had taken place,” a An unnamed source told TMZ.
The exact time when Scott left Texas was unclear, but sources told ABC13 it was some time Saturday morning.
The party was a pre-planned event hosted by rapper Drake, who was a surprise guest at the Astroworld Festival and was also unaware of what had unfolded, TMZ reported.
The Sun also reported, citing a source, that the party at Dave & Buster was “low key”. The newspaper also reported that its source said Scott left after being told of the seriousness of the situation.
“Everyone knew people were dying, but it was not taken so seriously because some people thought it was drug deaths, they were not aware of it,” said the source, who was unnamed. “But celebrities, they should have just had mercy and canceled everything.”
Drake broke his silence in Tuesday’s Instagram post, writing: “I’ve spent the last few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy … My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives, and for all others. who suffers. “
Scott also said he was “absolutely devastated” by what was happening and that he was cooperating with authorities, CNN reported.
Concertgoers have filed at least 17 lawsuits alleging that Scott and concert organizer Live Nation were responsible for the deadly spectator increase, USA Today reported.
Among them is the family of a 9-year-old boy who is in a coma after he fell off his father’s shoulders and was trampled down.
The Houston Police Department, Dave & Buster’s and representatives of Travis Scott did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on this story.