As the fallout from the Astroworld continues, Travis Scott has been removed from the Coachella 2022 lineup, according to reports from the city of Indio and the Community Services Manager Jim Curtis, KESQ reports.
The news comes after Scott’s own Astroworld Festival in November, where 10 died and hundreds were injured when the crowd surged toward the stage during Scott’s performance. Sources told Variety that Scott’s manager, Cara Lewis, had been informed of Coachella’s plan to move the “SICKO MODE” rapper as a headlining act, and festival organizers even offered to pay a fee for the cancellation. However, Lewis reportedly has been adamant about keeping Scott on the lineup, offering to waive the entire performance fee, the insider revealed.
Reps for Scott, the festival and the city of Indio, Calif. have not confirmed the KESQ report, the outlet adds.
Nearly three hundred separate lawsuits have been filed against Scott and the promoters of the Astroworld Festival. The lawsuits accuse Scott, who headlined and organized the event on November 5 at Houston’s NRG Park, as well as promoters Live Nation and other companies involved in the festival, of criminal negligence in how they planned and conducted Astroworld.
On December 9, in an hour-long interview posted to Charlamagne’s YouTube page, Scott reiterated that he did not know the extent of the tragedy until after the show. He also denies hearing screams for help from the crowd during his performance, which would have prompted him to shut things down.
Scott added that wants to help improve concert safety measures for the future, so something like this never happens again.
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