Kylie Jenner Defends Travis Over Astroworld Tragedy, He Didn’t Know
Kylie Jenner echoed the sentiments of her partner, Travis Scott, saying they’re heartbroken over the Astroworld tragedy that claimed 8 lives and injured hundreds — insisting Travis was not aware of the severity of the situation when he was performing as the crowd surged.
Kylie said, “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.”
She went on to address criticism that Travis stayed on stage performing for 40 minutes after the tragedy unfolded … “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.”
Kylie — who’s pregnant with her and Travis’ second child — along with 3-year-old Stormi were at the venue but far away from the crush of people. Kendall Jenner was also with them.
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Earlier Travis posted, “I’m honestly just devastated … We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time.
As for Kylie, she ended with words of sympathy … “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.”
Jenner was criticized online for leaving up Instagram stories of the crowd, which appeared to show an ambulance trying to make its way through.
The festival is getting severely criticized for not stopping the concert, despite emergency responders declaring the scene a “mass casualty” event as they tried resuscitating some of the victims.