A celebrity might have to answer for his controversial decision to invite a Houston crowd onto stage, on Nov. 5.
Travis Scott has been sued for $1 million. Houston Astroworld Festivalgoer Kristian Paredes claims the rapper “incited the crowd” and both Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation were negligent.
Overcrowding allegedly caused eight people to be crushed to death and hundreds more injured, including the 23 year-old plaintiff.
Scott, whose name at birth was Jacques Bermon Webster II, has already been convicted twice of inciting fans to cross security barricades and rush the stage in Arkansas (2017) and Chicago (2015). He was charged with misdemeanors on both occasions.
The rapper expressed devastation about the latest deaths and injuries.
“I cannot imagine anything like this happening,” he said on Instagram according to the Daily Mail.
One nurse, who attended the Astroworld Festival, dismissed earlier rumors that someone injected a security guard and other individuals with a needle before the stampede happened.
Houston Police Department was still investigating the claims at the time of publication.