Travis Scott is keeping his word to do everything he can to assist the victims of the Astroworld Festival tragedy.
According to Fox News, the “Sicko Mode” emcee will cover the funeral costs for the eight victims who died during last Friday’s (Nov. 5) Astroworld Festival. He announced that he is working with investigators and law enforcement to “respectfully and appropriately” contact the families of the victims so that he can help those affected “throughout their grieving and recovery process.”
Additionally, Scott is partnering with BetterHelp, which will provide free one-on-one online therapy services to festival attendees who need them.
“BetterHelp will direct those in immediate need to the appropriate local service including a hotline, various counseling services, psychoeducation, community-based healing circles, support groups, and other related services,” according to the outlet. The Houston native is also working with NAMI, Mental Health America (MHA) National and MHA of Greater Houston to extend mental health services to those in need.
As REVOLT previously reported, last Friday (Nov. 5), eight people were killed and hundreds injured during day one of Scott’s annual Astroworld Festival. As the “Highest In The Room” rapper performed, the crowd surged toward the stage causing many people to be unable to breathe or move. As seen in multiple video clips, first responders tried to get to the injured attendees as Scott’s set continued.
So far, at least three lawsuits have been filed accusing Scott, Drake, Live Nation and festival organizers of negligence in the face of a “predictable and preventable tragedy.”
“Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner,” the suit, which was filed by Manuel Souza, read. “Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers and, in some cases, actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors.”
On Monday (Nov. 8), Houston Police Chief Troy Finner released a statement saying that he warned Scott last Friday regarding “concerns” he had about “the energy in the crowd.” The Houston Police Department has asked for everyone to pray for the victims’ families as their criminal investigation continues.