Travis Scott Teaming Up With Music & Government Leaders To Fix Concert Safety Following Astroworld Tragedy
Travis Scott is doing his part in ensuring a tragedy like the Astroworld event never happens again by joining forces with music, safety and government leaders.
The embattled rapper has reportedly been spending the last few weeks working with leaders from The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), a group that represents more than 1,4000 cities across the country, to work on a first of its kind initiative.
According to TMZ, Scott's goal is to form a committee of members of government, public safety, emergency response, health care event management, music and technology to figure out how to create a safe environment for events going forward.
The committee will hopefully outline a plan to ensure safety and security after ten people lost their lives and hundreds were injured during a crowd surge at the "Highest In The Room" rapper's Houston, Tex., festival last month.
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According to an outline of the group's goals, per the outlet, they declared they will "aggressively focus on new technologies and innovations that offer ways to address these challenges."
The report will be led by the Chair of the Conference's Tourism, Art, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Committee and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, in addition to Scott, per the outlet.
Kylie Jenner's baby daddy — who has been slammed with hundreds of lawsuits — first spoke out about the tragic Astroworld incident last week during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God. While the soon-to-be father-of-two avoided taking the blame for the event, he acknowledged he has a responsibility to make sure his concerts are a safe space for his audience.
Scott expressed his determination in figuring out what exactly went wrong at his festival and how to avoid it from here on out. "Fans come to the show to have a good experience, and I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here, I have a responsibility to figure out the solution," Scott declared. "And hopefully this takes the first step into us as artists you know having that more insight of what's going on."