On 5 November, tragedy struck the Astroworld Festival in Houston, US, when a crowd surge during rapper Travis Scott’s set left nine dead and many more injured and traumatised.
The 30-year-old rapper has since uploaded an apology video, offering assistance to the families of the deceased. However questions have been arising about how security was handled at the event.
Many videos of the concert were posted to social media, incurring the fury of netizens who questioned why Travis didn’t stop the performance even though people were in danger. An injured concert-goer is suing the rapper-producer, the concert promoter, and other parties for the incident. One of these clips showed paramedics trying to revive someone in the audience while the 30-year-old rapper danced on stage.
There were also several TikToks indirectly responding to this horrific incident, showing various superstars stopping their concerts to ensure the safety of their fans.