Since the catastrophe at the Astroworld Festival in Houston in November, Travis Scott has resumed performing. At the yearly performance, 10 individuals, including 10-year-old Ezra Blount, perished from compression asphyxia as a result of the throng pushing forward towards the stage. Following the release of video showing Scott stopping a gig in NYC to assure a fan’s safety, the family attorney for Blount recently attacked the rapper.
“He knows exactly how to keep his fans safe during a concert, but the problem with that is he didn’t just learn about the fact that he has control over the entire crowd,” said Alex Hillard, Blount’s attorney. “There are 10 people that would still be alive today, including young Ezra Blount, if Travis realized his responsibility as an artist goes further than just trying to rile up his crowds, and it re-emphasizes the rule of ‘if you see something say something.’”
The representative for Scott responded by labeling Hillard’s remarks as “the cynical height of hypocrisy.” Hillard’s critique, according to the representative, was an attempt to sway the jury in advance of the trial.
“This is the despicable, cynical height of hypocrisy. It’s beyond disappointing to see that — in a desperate bid to influence potential jurors – the plaintiffs’ legal team is criticizing Travis for pausing Monday’s Coney Island show to ensure that fans can have fun safely,” stated the rep when speaking to HipHopDX.