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Many claim that the deaths were completely avoidable if only Travis Scott cared about his fans, as he had full authority over the show, and should have stopped the concert when the gates were torn down before the show. Video footage further supports this claim. He stared straight ahead at an unconscious body and kept performing on an elevated platform. He saw the medic team and ambulances arrive and had yet to show sign to stop the show.

The crowd repeatedly chanting “Stop the show” didn’t stop him either. Even the stage management staff did not bother to listen to the cries of people, rather tried to push anyone who went up to them back into the crowd. With no signs to stop the show, people started to climb the metal side walls and barriers to escape. Video footage shows how desperately all these people were trying to escape, breaking the metal doors and barriers in order to not be crushed to death in the crowd.

On 7 November Travis Scott posted a video regarding this incident, claiming he is devastated and to cancel the rest of the tour in Vegas. But this enraged everyone as it seemed as if he did not care and was faking it.

Travis Scott was previously arrested back in 2015 for urging the crowd to rush to the stage at Lollapalooza, telling everyone to ignore security and climb the barricades

On 8 November, the first out of 12 lawsuits was filed against him and concert organisers by an injured concert goer, as well as Drake who also performed at this show, for inciting the crowd. They are to be held responsible for the avoidable deaths and a compensation of one million dollar for the damages. Travis Scott was previously arrested back in 2015 for urging the crowd to rush to the stage at Lollapalooza, telling everyone to ignore security and climb the barricades. He had once told someone to jump and the person was paralyzed.

With his history of creating danger at his shows, he is getting criminally charged. Police further revealed that they had already warned him regarding public safety ahead of the event. On 9 November, he revealed he will now cover the full expense of the 8 victims who passed away which will also be providing mental health and emotional support resources. But the damage has been done.

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