Travis Scott’s team takes on a documentary about the Astroworld tragedy.
Representatives of the rapper slammed the film, Concert Crush: The Tragedy of the Travis Scott Festivalwhich examines the events that took place after a crowd at the Houston Festival killed 10 people and injured countless others.
In a statement to TMZ, Travis’s team described the film as a “propaganda piece” and “a farce funded by and featuring content from members of the plaintiff’s legal team who, weeks after a tragedy, attempted to exploit it and monetize it.” with clear goals of making money and influencing future grand juries and public opinion.”
Ricardo Ramos, an attorney representing plaintiffs in several Astroworld lawsuits, is producing the film, while the actual plaintiffs from the lawsuits also star in the film, which began screenings Friday. TMZ reports that the documentary features several concert-goers, most of whom blame Travis for what happened during the Nov. 5 festival.
Lawyers for Live Nation, Astroworld’s promoter, tell The Associated Press that they fear the documentary’s publicity could “spoil the jury pool” given the hundreds of lawsuits filed in the wake of the tragedy.
Charlie Minn, the director of concert crushsaid he had no intention of making a hit against Travis, but wanted to share a narrative of the tragic events.
“My job is to make the most truthful, honest and candid documentary from the victim’s perspective,” Minn told the AP. “We need to know about these stories to prevent something like this from happening again.”
Meanwhile, Travis is slowly returning to the spotlight. He will make a public appearance at a Miami nightclub during Race Week on May 7th. He’s also scheduled to perform at the Primavera Sound Festivals in South America this November.
He can also be heard alongside Future on Southside’s new single Hold That Heat.