Travis Scott was slammed with in-numerous lawsuits following the unfortunate incident at his 2021 Astroworld Music Festival that left ten people dead and countless others injured.
The Sicko Mode rapper faced backlash for allegedly ignoring the stampede happening at his own festival in Houston’s NRG park. Concertgoers say Scott kept on performing for 37 minutes despite the incessant cries for help.
The rapper maintained his innocence in a statement, claiming he wasn’t aware of the stampede. However, over 300 lawsuits were filed and Scott faced possible criminal charges for his involvement in the tragedy.
Now in a new update, TMZ reports a Texas grand jury on Thursday (June 29) absorbed Scott of all the charges tabled against him. A rep for the rapper confirmed to the gossip outlet that Scott “will not be charged with criminal charges or any wrongdoing for his involvement with Astroworld festival.”
“Today’s decision by the Harris County District Attorney confirms what we have known all along – that Travis Scott is not responsible for the AstroWorld tragedy,” the rep continues. “This is consistent with investigative reporting by numerous media outlets and federal and state government reports that have squarely placed the onus for event safety crises on organizers, operators and contractors — not performers.”
“While waiting patiently for the District Attorney’s decision to not file charges, Travis Scott has been inaccurately and wrongly singled out, despite stopping the show three separate times and being unaware of the events as they were unfolding. Now that this chapter is closed, we hope for the government efforts to focus on what is most important – stopping future heartbreaking tragedies like AstroWorld from ever occurring again.”
Travis Scott hasn’t released any new music since the incident. With the chapter now behind him, the rapper can focus on dropping his long awaited album “Utopia” which has been teased for months.