Travis Scott said he had no idea that a calamity was unfolding when he was on stage on Friday at Astroworld … and we found out that upon leaving he went straight to Dave & Buster for an after-party.
Sources linked to Travis tell TMZ … the rapper was never told at the festival that people had died in the crowd and hundreds more were injured. The sources say: “Travis did not know the gravity of the situation when he arrived at the party, as to when this remains consistent with the fact that no one, including the police, had publicly confirmed the seriousness of the events that had taken place place. “
The person who organized the after-party – Drake, who had performed with Travis as a surprise guest just as the tragedy was unfolding. Our sources Drake claim he also didn’t have a clue that there were people dying in the crowd.
As we reported, a number of people were begging the cameramen and others to stop the show as the crushing crowd wreaked havoc, which is why many people think Travis must have known what was happening… if not during the concert, before his departure.
But we’re told that when someone told Travis about the tragedy at Dave & Buster’s, he immediately left the party. This seems to corroborate the idea that he didn’t know … even when he left the room.
TMZ broke history … Travis pledged to pay the funeral expenses for her 8 fans who died at the festival and to provide mental health services to anyone who may have been affected.
As we have reported, prosecutions continue to pour out against Travis and Live Nation … including one filed Tuesday by the family of a 9 year old boy who is fighting for his life after being trampled on at the show.
For his part, Drake issued a statement Monday night, saying, “My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who have lost their lives and for all who are suffering. I will continue to pray for all of them and be helpful in any way I can. May God be with you all. “
NRG Park, where the event took place, had a $ 26 million insurance policy for the party. There may be other policies out there, but all of them combined are unlikely to cover a multitude of judgments that seem almost inevitable … judgments that could total hundreds of millions of dollars.