“those fans were like my family”


Travis Scott on the Astroworld tragedy: “those fans were like my family”

Travis Scott recently gave an interview for GQ, in which he addressed important topics, such as the desire to enroll in architecture once the tour is finished and the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival in 2021, where 10 people lost their lives and thousands were injured.

I always think about it. Those fans were like my family,” Scott said. “I feel compassion for those people and their families.”

Speaking about how that “overly devastating” period affected his creative process with his new album Utopia, Scott said it took “months and months and months” after that night to get back to his music.

When you make music, you think about things that happen in life and things that happen in your life, and you connect with them. That moment for the families, for the city, you know, it was devastating“, he said.

Scott added that it was “therapeutic” for him to be “able to channel some of that energy into music“.

Speaking instead of decidedly lighter and frivolous topics, Travis Scott revealed why he always poses with his head facing downwards in the photos.

Yes, my head is down. I’m not a fan of photos. I think people think I’m posing, but I’m not. I’m just looking down“.

Like I wish it would end soon?

No, I look down and then when it’s over we can laugh and go back to doing what we were doing before“.


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