According to the Houston Fire Department, the eight confirmed deaths were a result of a crowd surge. 100,000 tickets were sold out within an hour of the Astroworld Festival tickets going on sale back in May. However, there were 500,000 people in attendance. Travis Scott stopped his 75-minute set when he noticed fans were in distress after the crowd began to compress the stage.
Around 9:30 pm, Medics began to perform CPR on victims who began to fall out from the crowd. Fire Chief Samuel Pena, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed during a press conference early Saturday morning (Nov. 6) that at least eight people were confirmed dead and 17 individuals were hospitalized. Eleven of those victims were in cardiac arrest during transport, according to KHOU 11.
“We got to grieve for these families right now,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said.” Everybody in our city pray for these families and we got to get through it.”
In a statement, Astroworld Festival confirmed that the rest of the event has been canceled, adding its “hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight – especially those we lost and their loved ones.”
UPDATE: Travis Scott has released a statement following the tragedy at Astroworld. “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” he wrote. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life,” he continued. “I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love You All.”
It has been reported that 300 people were injured during the tragic incident.
August Alsina Confirms Tory Lanez Reportedly Assaulted Him
After a few hours went by, August Alsina took to Instagram a picture of himself with a bloodied mouth, seemingly confirming that an altercation did occur. Though he did not address Tory Lanez by name, he referred to the artist as a Leprechaun and wrote the following caption: “As I’m exiting the building after the show last night, a 4’11 sized leprechaun ran down on me w/ 8 oversized security n*ggas.”
Alsina also confirmed GossipOfTheCity’s report that Lanez was mad he did not dap him up. “There was never a ‘fight!’ Simply an assault,” said Alsina.
Tory Lanez has denied that an altercation took place stating, “I don’t know what everybody talking about… But I’ve been in the studio… I’m not in anything negative… I’ve been working on my myself… and being a better person.”
Tory Lanez Announces New Album ‘Sorry 4 What’ And Release Date
Riding on the momentum of his performance at Rolling Loud: Toronto, Tory Lanez returns to announce his new album, Sorry 4 What.
Supported by the single, “It Doesn’t Matter,” Tory Lanez upcoming project is scheduled to drop on Friday, Sept. 30. Sorry 4 What will serve as a follow-up to his 2021 album, Alone At Prom. The news comes shortly after Lanez received a new court date in the Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case. “Trial start date continued to between Nov. 28 and Dec. 8 over objection of prosecutors bc Tory’s lawyer in an arbitration,” said Rolling Stone reporter, Nancy Dillon.
SORRY 4 WHAT ……. 18 SONGS ….. SEPT 30th ……….. Let’s Begin 🥷🔥🍾🔮🎭 pic.twitter.com/RfhJfGN74o— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) September 16, 2022
Philadelphia Rapper Pnb Rock Shot & Killed In Los Angeles
On Monday, Sept. 12, video surfaced of rapper Pnb Rock laid on the ground of a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles establishment covered in blood. According to bystanders who posted the video footage, the “Selfish” rapper had reportedly been shot after a robbery gone bad at a Los Angeles’ Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.
The video is too gruesome to share, but has been going viral on social media. However, it has been confirmed that the rapper was with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, at the time of the shooting.
“The victim was sitting at a table eating with a female witness when he was approached by the suspect,” said Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz. “The suspect then brandished a firearm and demanded his property. … The suspect then fired multiple rounds and then appears to remove some property, to what extent we don’t know at this time.”
As of 8:30 PM, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed that PnB Rock, born Rakim Allen, passed away just before 2 PM PT/5 PM ET.
He was 30 years-old.
Our prayers are with his family and friends.
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