Travis Scott performs live for the first time since Astroworld tragedy
The rapper allegedly attended at a pre-Oscar performance
Travis Scott has performed live for the first time since 2021’s Astroworld tragedy in which 10 fans were killed and hundreds injured, TMZ reports.
The rapper allegedly performed a set at a private pre-Oscars celebration yesterday, March 27, almost five months since the fatal incident.
Scott’s performance reportedly went ahead in celebration of the 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony which took place yesterday, his private performance attended by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Serena and Venus Williams, and Tobey Maguire.
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The set was made up of both live rap and DJ sets at a private home in Bel-Air, TMZ reported. The celebrity news outlet confirmed that the performance “didn’t last long”, but Scott appeared to be having a “great time”.
TMZ also posted photos of what appears to be the rapper DJing with footage emerging later of Scott performing his 2018 track ‘Sicko Mode’.
Travis Scott is still facing hundreds of lawsuits following November 2021’s Astroworld tragedy. The event which took place in Houston, Texas, ended after a crowd surge during Scott’s headline performance caused the deaths of 10 people.
Amongst those who passed was 9-year-old Ezra Blount. The family of Ezra later rejected Scott’s offer to pay for funeral costs and passed the rapper a lawsuit instead.
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Scott is now facing multiple lawsuits worth billions. One, according to TMZ, asks Scott to pay $2 billion in damages.
Earlier this month, Scott announced plans for an event safety initiative that will act as a “multi-tier, long-term series of community-focused philanthropy and investment efforts” in reaction to last year’s tragedy.
The rapper is also pledging $5 million in community outreach programs. Fans are now speculating Scott’s return to live performances after being cut from the bill of multiple events this coming summer.
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