Roddy Ricch and others spoke out Saturday about the Houston music festival where a mass crowd surge killed eight concertgoers and injured at least 25. Scott, who previously tweeted that he was â€œdevastatedâ€ by the Friday tragedy and pledged his â€œtotal supportâ€ to law enforcement investigating the incident, reflected further on Saturday via Instagram: â€œI want to send out prayers to the ones that were lost last night. Weâ€™re actually working right now to identify their families, so we can help assist them through this tough time. My fans really mean the world to me, and I always want to leave them with a positive experience. And any time I could make out anything that was going on, Iâ€™d stop the show and help them get the help they need. I could never imagine the severity of the situation.â€
During the Houston concert, Scott spotted an emergency vehicle in the audience and said, â€œThereâ€™s an ambulance in the crowd. Whoa, whoa, whoa,â€ before telling fans, â€œYâ€™all know what you came to doâ€ and resuming his set. At one point, the star briefly paused the show and said, â€œHold, hold, hold, we need some help, somebody passed out right here. â€¦ Security, letâ€™s get in there.â€ But the performance continued.
Concertgoers got trapped in the crush of the crowd and struggled to breathe, and several people were trampled on the festival floor.
Written by: Slim