Travis Scott ‘performing at Billboard Music Awards’ after Astroworld tragedy


Travis Scott is reportedly performing at the Billboard Music Awards (Picture: WireImage)

Travis Scott is set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards this weekend, it has been claimed.

The Sickomode rapper has kept a relatively low profile of late, following the tragedy that ensued at his Astroworld festival in November, which left 10 fans dead.

The 31-year-old appeared on stage at the festival which led to a deadly crowd surge, with hundreds injured and many trampled in the rush.

He performed his first concert since the ordeal over the weekend, popping up in Miami for the Formula 1 festivities, and it has now been claimed that he will be attending the Billboard Awards on Sunday night, in Las Vegas.

According to TMZ, sources confirmed the dad-of-two will be appearing at the ceremony, head at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which is hosted by Diddy.

Florence + The Machine, Silk Sonic, Megan Thee Stallion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J Blige are also among the acts set to perform.

Travis Scott Astroworld

10 people died and many more were injured in the crowd surge (Picture: Getty)

Billboard and Travis have yet to publicly address speculation, while the rapper has recently been added to the Primavera Sound line-up for the Sao Paulo festival later this year.

The Grammy winner made headlines around the world when tragedy struck at his Astroworld festival on November 5.

He was playing to a crowd of roughly 50,000 in Houston, with the crowd surging when he took to the stage at around 9pm, leaving many squashed and unable to breathe.

Travis was widely criticized for continuing his set for almost 40 minutes while unconscious bodies were pulled from the crowd – the youngest victim was just nine years old.

Travis has kept a low profile after the incident (Picture: Getty)

While he was asked by many in the audience to stop, he was said to be unaware of what was going on and only found out hours later.

After sharing his devastation over the events, the musician refunded all festival attendees and offered to cover funeral costs.

‘It’s so crazy because I’m that artist too – anytime you can hear something like that, you want to stop the show,’ he said in a sit-down chat with Charlamagne Tha God. ‘You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need. Anytime I could see anything like that, I did.

‘I stopped it a couple times to just make sure everybody was OK. And I really just go off the fans’ energy as a collective — call and response. I just didn’t hear that.

‘You can only help what you can see and whatever you’re told. Whenever somebody tells you to stop, you stop.’

Travis, event organisers and special guest Drake are facing multiple lawsuits from attendees, including a $750million (£607m) joint filing from 125 victims.

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Billboard and Travis for a comment.

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