Travis Scott's Team Slams Astroworld Documentary
Travis Scott’s team is coming out against a documentary about the Astroworld tragedy.
Reps for the rapper have slammed the film, Concert Crush: The Travis Scott Festival Tragedy, which explores the events that occurred after a crowd surge killed 10 people and injured countless others at the Houston festival.
In a statement to TMZ, Travis’ team called the film a “propaganda piece” and a “farce financed by and containing content from members of the plaintiff’s legal teams, who, weeks after a tragedy, sought to exploit and benefit financially from it, with the clear goals of making money and swaying future juries and public opinion.”
Ricardo Ramos, an attorney who represents plaintiffs in multiple Astroworld lawsuits, is a producer for the film, while actual plaintiffs from the lawsuits are also featured in the movie, which started screening on Friday. TMZ reports that the documentary features several concertgoers, most who blame Travis for what transpired during the Nov. 5 festival.
Lawyers for Live Nation, the promoter of Astroworld, tell The Associated Press that they’re concerned that publicity from the documentary could “taint the jury pool” amid the hundreds of lawsuits that have been filed in the wake of the tragedy.
Charlie Minn, the director of Concert Crush, said that he didn’t intend to create a hit piece against Travis, but he wanted to share a recounting of the tragic events.
“My job is to make the most truthful, honest, sincere documentary from the victim’s point of view,” Minn told the AP. “We need to know about these stories to prevent it from happening again.”
Meanwhile, Travis is slowly making his return to the spotlight. He will make a public appearance at a nightclub in Miami during Race Week on May 7. He is also slated to perform at the Primavera Sound festivals in South America this November.
Additionally, he can be heard alongside Future on Southside’s new single “Hold That Heat.”