Travis Scott has sat down for his first interview after the tragedy at Astroworld that left 10 dead and dozens injured.
Scott told the host Charlamagne Tha God, “I’ve been on different types of emotions, an emotional rollercoaster, I mean. It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something. And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. There’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it.”
The “Sicko Mode” rapper was then asked his intentions of doing the interview other than speaking out to his fans.
“I don’t personally have an intention, I just feel like something happened and I feel like it’s just, I needed a way to kinda like communicate, you know?” he said. “One, families are grieving. There’s fans that experienced something, there’s fans that came to the show. I’ve always been that person to always see things through with the people that share experiences with me. It’s been such a time and I’ve been trying to just really figure things out.”
Scott said he didn’t know about the deaths until “minutes before the press conference” held by local police.
“It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something. And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city,” he said.
Although the Houston native suggested that he had some hesitations about doing the interview because of the lawsuits he’s currently facing he decided that it’s “not about that” and wanted to voice his emotions.
“You’re an artist, you’re whoever people think you are at the end of the day you’re a human being and you have emotions, you wanna communicate those emotions and try and find the best way to communicate,” he said.
Watch the full interview below: