Travis’ girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who’s pregnant with their second youngster, attended the live performance with their 3-year-old, Stormi Webster, and shared movies from the present because it came about, together with one exhibiting an ambulance cart within the crowd. She stated in an Instagram Story statement afterward that each she and Travis “weren’t conscious of any fatalities till the information got here out after the present and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”
Travis’ lawyer, Edwin F. McPherson, additionally stated in a press release Thursday, “There was a number of finger-pointing, a lot of which has been by metropolis officers, who’ve despatched inconsistent messages and have backtracked from authentic statements.”
The New York Times reported that promoter Reside Nation stopped the live performance roughly half-hour sooner than deliberate and 40 minutes after metropolis officers stated the “mass casualty occasion” had begun. In his assertion, Travis’ lawyer pointed to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner‘s feedback to the newspaper that “you can’t simply shut once you acquired 50,000 and over 50,000 people. We’ve got to fret about rioting, riots, when you’ve a bunch that is that younger.”
Houston Fireplace Chief Samuel Peña informed The New York Times that Travis and the competition organizers might have stepped in and paused the present, saying, “The one one that can actually name for and get a tactical pause when one thing goes unsuitable is that performer. They’ve that bully pulpit they usually have a accountability.” He informed NBC’s Today on Tuesday, Nov. 9, that whereas an investigation is ongoing into what precipitated the lethal crowd surge, he believes Travis “completely” might have performed a task in stopping it.
A 56-page operations plan for Astroworld, obtained by CNN on Monday, did not embody a particular contingency for a surging crowd incident, regardless of three folks being trampled and hospitalized on the identical competition in 2019. Nonetheless, it did state that in case of an incident, the chief producer and the competition director can be the one people with the authority to cease the live performance, based on the information outlet.
“It was reported that the Operations Plan designated that solely the competition director and govt producers have authority to cease the present, neither of which is a part of Travis’s crew,” the rapper’s lawyer stated in his assertion.
He continued, “Investigations ought to begin continuing over finger-pointing in order that collectively, we will establish precisely what transpired and the way we will forestall something like this from taking place once more.”