Travis Scott is facing criticism after pausing his Monday night show in Coney Island to stop fans from dangling from the stage.
According to TMZ, Alex Hillard, an attorney representing Ezra Blount’s family, says, Scott’s actions at the July 4th Coney Island Show don’t prove the rapper is compassionate and willing to keep order. If anything, it depicts the exact opposite. “He Knows exactly how to keep his fans safe during a concert, but the problem with that is he didn’t just learn about the fact that he has control over the entire crowd,” says Hillard.
The family’s attorney went on to make a point that Travis always knew how to keep fans safe. He chose not to.
“There are ten people that would still be alive today, including young Ezra Blount, if Travis realized his responsibility as an artist goes further than just trying to rile up his crowds, and it reemphasizes the rule ‘if you see something say something.”
A spokesperson for the sicko mode rapper responded to the family’s claims telling TMZ,
“This is the despicable, cynical height of hypocrisy. It’s beyond disappointing to see that in a desperate bid to influence potential jurors- the plaintiff’s legal team is criticizing Travis for pausing Monday’s Coney Island show to ensure that fans can have fun safely. This is exactly the wrong message to send fans- and to artists. And it completely ignores the fact that Travis also stopped his performance at Astroworld three different times.”
Although many have held Travis accountable for the Astroworld tragedy, many are siding with Travis on this one. How can we as a people ask Travis to do better, then criticize him after he does? It is no question that the family is still mourning the loss of Ezra, and although unfortunate, there is no way for Travis to fix his mistakes. Travis is still human. He deserves the chance to grow and learn from that night. Should Travis still be canceled? Or does he have the right to learn from his mistakes like everyone else? Thoughts?