Megan Thee Stallion pulled out of a scheduled performance in Houston following the aftermath of the Astroworld Festival. The “Thot Shit” rapper, who was slated to perform at the new 713 Music Hall venue on Friday (Dec. 3), announced that she will no longer be taking the stage.
“Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec 3,” she told the Houston Chronicle. “Houston is still healing, and it’s important that our community be given the appropriate time to grieve. My heart goes out to all the families that are suffering during this difficult time.”
Residents of Houston were in a state of mourning after a stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Fest ended with eight deaths and hundreds of injuries, including college student Bharti Shahani and nine-year-old Ezra Blount. As multiple lawsuits piled up against the “Sicko Mode” star and others affiliated with the annual event, Shahani, who was declared brain dead, succumbed to her wounds and passed away at the age of 22. Most recently, Blount, who was in a medically-announced coma since the night of the concert, became the 10th person to die from the rush at the event. His family has turned down the rapper’s request to pay for the young fan’s funeral.
“Your client’s offer is declined,” Bob Hilliard, the family’s lawyer, wrote to Scott’s attorney Daniel Petrocelli. “I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy.”
Besides Scott’s attempts to help victims of the concert, Megan previously expressed her desire to assist anyone affected by the tragedy. Though she hasn’t yet announced her plans, she’s respecting mourning residents with the cancellation of her show. She is generally donating proceeds from her “Hot Girl Enterprise” Cash by Cash App apparel collection to charities in Houston that focus on education, housing, and health and wellness.