According to several reports coming out of the US, rapper Travis Scott faces a $2 billion lawsuit.
This comes after his horrific Astro World concert in Houston, Texas, on the 5th of November 2021, where ten people (between the ages of 14 and 27 have) and hundreds left injured.
TMZ reports that an attorney representing more than 200 victims from the concert filed the lawsuit against Travis Scott and others.
The lawsuit alleges that concert-goers “were incited into a frenzy” when Scott started performing and started a surge toward the main stage, trampling and crushing some.
It further states that the defendants stood to make a lot of money from the concert, yet they cut costs and put attendees at risk.
Official statement from Travis Scott
In his official statement, released shortly after the concert, the rapper said that he is committed to working with the community to heal.
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look
into the tragic loss of life.
“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.
“Love You All,” read the statement in part.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021