Drake has opened up on the unfortunate event that occurred at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival which led to the death of 8 people and many injured.
The loss of lives occurred after Drake showed up as a surprise guest to perform two tracks with Travis Scott, including their hit track – Sicko Mode.
There was a massive stampede as fans rushed from one end of the stage to view Drake as he appeared after a count-down.
There were reports of cardiac arrests, suffocation, and various degrees of injuries sustained as a result of the uncontrolled stampede from the show which drew over 50,000 people.
Reacting to the tragic death at the Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, Drake said; “I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my head around this devastating tragedy… My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone suffering.”
Travis Scott’s partner, Kylie Jenner, also pinned out her heart to the families of those affected by the stampede, as well as the victims. She also said they were not aware of any fatality as the show progressed, and would have immediately halted the concert if they got wind of it.
“Travis and I are broken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in any way by yesterday’s events. And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community.”
“I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”
“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted,” she wrote.