Roddy Ricch Updates: Roddy Ricch intends to give his money from singing at the Astroworld Festival to the relatives of the deceased who fell prey to the massive crowd surge on Friday at the Houston music festival.
Rich sang at Astroworld earlier on Friday, before Travis Scott‘s performance, which evolved into a horrific and violent affair, killing eight people and injuring several others.
The rapper tagged one of the members of his management team in an Instagram story and wrote that the family who suffered losses should contact the concerned team member of the rapper’s management to receive the compensation.
Travis Scott himself posted a video about the incident as well, stating that he was devasted. He also said that his prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.
Scott further said that Houston PD has his total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. Scott also said that he is committed to working collectively with the Houston community to “heal and support the families in need.”
Roddy Ricch Statement About Astroworld Festival
During a media briefing late Friday, Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Pena acknowledged the fatalities, saying that 17 people were first rushed to local hospitals following the “chaotic event,” 11 of them were in cardiogenic shock. Pena stated that 300 attendees were examined in a field hospital put up at the event place, which took place at Houston’s NRG Park and drew approximately 50,000 people.
Pena talked about the night’s occurrences, “At approximately 9 or 9:15 p.m., the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries.”
Pena further stated that people began to fall out and become unconscious, which generated more panic. They were getting hurt.
In the press briefing, Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said that the commotion at the performance “seemed to happen all at once.”
Satterwhite said that abruptly many people were down on the ground, feeling some kind of “cardiac arrest or medical episode.” So they quickly “started doing CPR and moving people right then.”
That is when Satterwhite went and engaged with the promoters and LiveNation, and they consented to close the show early “in the interest of public safety.”
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management also issued a helpline number for those who were unable to contact their loved ones.
Later that day, the festival issued a message on social media. There they let people know that they suspended the remaining of the weekend’s programs.
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