Family of Nine-Year-Old Astroworld Victim Slams Travis Scott for Stopping July 4 Concert Due to Rowdy Crowd Despite Not Doing So at Festival That Ended in 10 Deaths

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Travis Scott has been criticised by the family of a victim who died at Astroworld after he stopped a concert due to a rowdy crowd – saying it shows he picks and chooses when to put fan safety first.

The rapper, 31, stopped his show in Coney Island on July 4 after some fans climbed up a lighting truss during his performance, with Travis resuming the performance after ordering them to climb down.

Alex Hilliard, an attorney representing the family of Astroworld victim Ezra Blount, nine, told TMZ that Travis ‘didn’t just learn’ he has control over the crowds at his shows.

Hilliard said: ‘He knows exactly how to keep his fans safe during a concert, but the problem with that is he didn’t just learn about the fact that he has control over the entire crowd. –

‘There are 10 people that would still be alive today, including young Ezra Blount, if Travis realized his responsibility as an artist goes further than just trying to rile up his crowds, and it reemphasizes the rule of “if you see something say something.” ‘

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Sean O’Grady and Alyssa Guzman