American rapper, Travis Scott is facing yet another challenge as more people have signed a petition to stop him from performing at the upcoming Coachella Festival following Friday’s Astroworld crowd crush tragedy.
The rapper came under fire after eight people died at his Astroworld event in Houston following a stampede. Fans screamed for help shortly after Scott stepped onstage, but it was reported that he continued performing for further than 30 minutes and completed his set.
While Scott has claimed he’d no idea what was occurring in the crowd, music lover Sendero Secretos started aChange.org solicitation to block the star from appearing at Coachella in April.
Secretos in the petition addressed to Coachella’s official organizers, AEG, Paul Tollet and Goldenvoice, claimed the “ woeful and unnecessary deaths” at Astroworld happened “ due to Scott’s own gross negligence and sheer lack of compassion for human life.”
Eight victims of the tragedy have been identified as Danish Baig, 27; Madison Dubiski, 23; Rudy Peña, 23; Jake Jurinek, 20; Franco Patino, 21; Axel Acosta, 21; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; and John Hilgert, 14.
Scott has also been indicted of inciting chaos at his concerts in the past. He was charged over music festivals in Arkansas in 2017 and in Chicago in 2015 for whipping up hysteria and encouraging moshing that left a security guard and concertgoers injured.
In 2017, one of Scott’s Manhattan concerts became so chaotic, one of his fans fell off a deck and was left paralyzed, a lawsuit alleged.