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Travis Scott called bleeding and blacked-out fans 'heroes' and shared stampede videos before Astroworld tragedy

RAPPER Travis Scott branded bleeding fans “heroes” in Instagram snaps that he shared – years before the doomed Astroworld concert.

The artist also shared footage of the chaos that unfolded as fans rushed into the festival grounds in November 2019.

Travis captioned the video: “Da youth dem control the frequency. Everyone have fun. Ragers set the tone when I come out tonight. Be safe rage hard. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.”

He later tweeted: “Thanks to everybody that pulled up to rage.”

Fans breached barriers and the stampede left three people injured, Fox News reports.

A “fan video” shared on Travis’ Instagram page in March 2015 shows concert-goers raving inside a packed venue.

Footage shows fans dancing to music as they waved their phones in the air.

The caption underneath the clip read: “Only a couple people survived out of this group (sic).”

The rapper branded fans who had passed out at festivals as “heroes”.

In April 2015, Travis posted “I love you” underneath a picture of a fan that suffered a bruised and bloodied right eye.

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In a separate post, the rapper shared a picture of medics attending to a fan who had blacked out.

Travis said: “Last day of tour was tonight very wild. To that kid who blackout. Ur a hero (sic).”

And, he captioned an Instagram post from 2014: "It's not a show until someone pass out (sic)."

At least eight people died following the stampede at Astroworld.

Ezra Blount, nine, suffered critical injuries after he fell off of his dad's shoulders when the crowd of around 50,000 people suddenly surged towards the stage.

His aunt Taylor Gabrielle Blount told the Sun: "He’s still in a critical condition in an induced coma, we are praying and waiting.

“We were told he wasn’t expected to live, but it’s been three days so we’re praying he pulls through. He’s a fighter."


Taylor recalled how her nephew came to be a fan of Scott, which is why he and his father attended the concert.

She said: "Ezra is phenomenal, he’s a fan of Fortnite [the video game] which is how he was introduced to Travis Scott, and his father Treston is a fan, they loved him."

Meanwhile, Sarah Alvarez-Galindo said a festival-goer fell backward, causing her to fall flat on her back.

She told the Sun: “I thought I was going to f**king die.”

Sarah added that she blacked out for a few seconds on the ground and felt like her body was “on fire”.

Travis has said he will cover the funeral costs of the eight victims as a slew of lawsuits mount.

He has teamed up with the company BetterHelp to supply free one-on-one therapy to others who attended.


Scott revealed that he will refund the cost of all tickets.

He apologized on Saturday but some Twitter users branded his remarks “fake”.

One user said: “If these aren’t PR apologies, I don’t know what is.”

Another posted: “The most basic half a**ed PR written s**t I’ve ever seen.”

Kylie Jenner, Travis' girlfriend, reacted to the tragedy on Instagram, claiming she did not know people had died at the concert until after the show.

Sick trolls sent Travis and Kylie’s daughter Stormi chilling death threats following the tragedy.

Stormi was in the VIP alongside her mom at the event. The three-year-old was wearing headphones and seen dancing as Scott performed on stage.

Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner says she's been left "truly broken" following the stampede.

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