Days after the mass casualty event at AstroWorld headed by rapper Travis Scott that left eight dead and dozens injured, celebrities connected to the tragedy have begun to speak out about it — including Drake, who performed at the event, and members of the Kardashian family, as Scott is the boyfriend of Kylie Jenner, the father of her daughter Stormi and the father of the child she is expecting.
Kim Kardashian West posted a statement on her Instagram stories and Twitter Monday, which was shared by her mother Kris Jenner and sister Khloé Kardashian, saying that “our family is in shock by the tragedy” and that they are praying for the victims and anyone impacted, “as well as Travis who we know cares so much about his fans and is truly devastated.”
Kendall Jenner, who attended the AstroWorld event, posted that she is at “a loss for words” and is “sending everyone who has been affected all my love.”
Drake, who made a surprise appearance at AstroWorld—and has been sued for his alleged role in the tragedy—posted a statement to Instagram calling the incident a “devastating tragedy” and saying “my heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering.”
Kylie Jenner, also present at the event, addressed the tragedy Sunday, writing on Instagram stories that “Travis and I are broken and devastated” over the incident and she is praying for anyone who was injured or lost their lives — she also stressed that “we weren’t aware of any fatalities until news came out after the show.”
Fans rushed toward the stage at the Houston music festival Friday, inciting mass trampling that caused several concertgoers to experience cardiac arrest or sustain other injuries. Eight people died, including a victim as young as 14-years-old. Scott, whose real name is Jacques Webster, announced Monday that concertgoers will be refunded for their tickets and he will pay for the funerals of those who lost their lives. The Houston Police Department opened up a criminal investigation into the tragedy, and are trying to determine what caused the crowd to push forward so intensely. At least 20 lawsuits have been filed targeting Scott, Drake and LiveNation, which put on the concert, and lawyers representing people affected by the incident have said that more will be filed in the coming days.