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Travis Scott Removed From Coachella Lineup in the Aftermath of Astroworld Tragedy

Rapper Travis Scott will no longer perform at the North American music festival, Coachella, according to a KESQ report.


While the organisers of Coachella have not announced anything, the confirmation came from the city of Indio, the festival venue, and the Community Services Manager Jim Curtis.

The decision comes in the backdrop of multiple lawsuits filed against Scott after  a deadly crowd surge at his Astroworld music concert left 10 dead and multiple people injured, on November 5.

Over 50,000 people had attended the event.

Eight people died the night of the event, while Indian-American student Bharti Shahani succumbed to her injuries on November 11, and 9-year-old Ezra Blount became the youngest victim on November 15. Around 17 people were rushed to the hospital, while more than 300 were treated for minor injuries at the site of the tragedy.

Scott and the other organisers of Astroworld currently face over 275 lawsuits alleging negligence and misconduct.

The report added that an online petition followed on change.org, addressed to organisers Goldenvoice and Paul Tollett, that sought to remove the rapper from music festivals after his concert in Houston. The petition currently stands with around 60,000 signatures.

Addressing the collective legal action during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, on Friday, Scott said, “I feel like they’re pointing the finger at me because it’s my festival and I am who I am, and maybe (there’s) not a lot of understanding going on. I’ve shown through actions that’s not my character.”

He added that he was clueless about the intensity of the incident until minutes before the press conference.


Scott denied hearing screams of people who, according to video clips that were circulated online, tried bring the situation to his notice, and said that he relied on professionals to let him know.

“Anytime you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show, you want to make sure that fans get the proper attention they need. And anytime I could see anything like that, I did stop a couple times just to make sure everybody was okay,” he said.

Scott is yet to respond to the development.