Is Travis Scott to Blame for the Astroworld Tragedy?

Published on: Nov 16, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

Ten people died after a crowd surge at Astroworld, and hundreds more were injured. Inevitably, people are looking for someone to blame — and Travis Scott is the most obvious target. 

But is he the right — or only — person to blame? We talk about what happened at Astroworld festival, the culture Travis Scott has created around his shows, and the possible legal consequences for him and event organizer Live Nation. 

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