After the disastrous events that rocked Travis Scott‘s Astroworld event in Houston on Nov. 5, where nine people died and many were injured, the rapper has reportedly hidden away inside his home in the area, “devastated” by the tragedies. Speaking with TMZ on Nov. 12, Travis’ attorney, Ed McPherson, discussed the issue at hand, giving more details about how the “Antidote” rapper is handling the situation.
“The fact that it did happen to Houston which he loves and he has so many people there he’s close to … it’s particularly devastating,” the lawyer told the outlet. “He’s been at his house locked away since this happened and not coming out at all.” McPherson went on to say that Travis is mainly concerned about “the families” and is focusing on “healing” for them. “I don’t think Travis is thinking [about] performing at this point,” he continued. “That’s the last thing on his mind right now.”
Since the tragedy, Travis’ home has been under constant security, with his team quickly escorting the rapper’s attorney into the home. Not too long after the event, the victims’ families and many attendees have filed numerous lawsuits against the 30-year-old. There have also been lawsuits filed against LiveNation, the venue, and rapper Drake, who made an appearance during Travis’ set. Prior to this event, Travis also faced charges for “reckless” behavior at past performances.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, Travis has released two statements expressing sympathy for the victims and their families. “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote in part in a statement on November 6.
He later posted a video to his Instagram stories where he expressed how broken he was by the concert’s outcome, mentioning his offering assistance to the families. “We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help them through this tough time,” he said.