The party was reportedly hosted by Drake at Dave & Buster’s
Travis Scott was unaware of the “seriousness” of the Astroworld tragedy when he attended an after-party event on Friday night.
During the rapper’s performance in Houston at the Astroworld music festival, the crowd reportedly swelled, resulting in the deaths of eight attendees aged 14–27.
After the concert, rapper Drake, who also performed at Astroworld, reportedly hosted a party at Dave & Buster’s, which Scott, 29, attended after the chaos during their show.
“Travis did not know the gravity of the situation when he arrived at the party, which is consistent with the fact that no one, including the police, publicly confirmed the seriousness of the incidents.” It was, a source told Granthshala News on Tuesday.
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tmz reported that Drake hosted the after party and had no idea about the deaths.
Granthshala News has reached out to representatives for Scott and Drake for comment.
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According to the outlet, Scott immediately left the party after learning about the tragedy. It is not clear whether 35-year-old Drake stayed at the event.
Law enforcement said during a press conference over the weekend that the night’s first injuries were reported around 9:30 p.m. and the show had been put on hold until 10:10 p.m.
He said the 40-minute time lapse was due to the size and age of the crowd, claiming they had to be careful not to incite a riot.
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Darius Williams, the security guard hired for the event, told tmz that he was unprepared for the event because his instructions for his job were “vague”.
Williams emphasized that she felt security was “under-staffed” based on how many people Festival, According to Houston Police Chief Samuel Pea, attendance at the event was limited to 50,000 people.
“I just knew that we were goofy in every sense of the word,” he said. “There was probably one security guard – from what I saw, I would say there was one security guard for every 500 to 1,000 people.”
Granthshala News’ Lauryn Overholtz contributed to this report