Drake slammed for going silent after Travis Scott's Astroworld tragedy as he's accused of 'inciting a riot & violence'

DRAKE has kept quiet ever since Travis Scott's Astroworld festival tragedy and he's now seeing plenty of backlash.

The One Dance rapper has also been sued and accused of "inciting a riot and violence" at the show.


People have yet to hear from Drake since Friday night's concert, despite the hitmaker performing alongside Travis.

Angry fans have taken to Twitter to rip Drake, 35, urging him to release a statement about the terrifying night.

One person tweeted: "Drake, when are you going to say something about the 8 people who died at the #ASTROWORLDFest show?

"Some respect for the Victims. Days have gone by and not one word."

Another chimed in: "Is Drake doing anything about the people that died and the situation? Does he care ? Does anybody… smh."

One person also added: "So when you gonna make a statement about all the children that died the other night before and after you performed?" while another fan noted, "… Why so quiet? Just trying to play innocent?"

A frustrated user said: "Not a single word uttered about the 8 people who died hearing you perform music with Travis?"

While Drake is receiving heat from fans, he will also have to deal with legal ramifications, as a suit has been filed against him, Travis, as well as Live Nation and NRG Stadium.

Read our Travis Scott Astroworld Festival live blog for the very latest news and updates…

According to the Daily Mail, the plaintiff is 23-year-old Kristian Paredes, who was “severely injured” in the stampede.

The plaintiff's attorney, Steve Kherkher, wrote: “Defendants failed to properly plan and conduct the concert in a safe manner.

“Instead, they consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to concertgoers, and, in some cases actively encouraged and fomented dangerous behaviors."

Drake and Travis, 30, have also been accused of "inciting mayhem" during the Friday night incident.

According to the outlet, the famous performers are being sued for over a million dollars.

TRAVIS SPEAKS

While Drake has stayed silent, Travis has already reacted on social media, saying: "I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night.

"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival…"

The musician's baby mama baby mama Kylie Jenner, who is currently pregnant, also took to her Instagram Stories and responded, claiming she did not know people had died at the concert until after the show.

However, Kylie's sisters Khloe and Kourtney, as well as their mom Kris, have been bashed as "tone-deaf."

CONCERT TRAGEDY

The country was shocked upon learning of the tragedy that occurred in Houston, which started as a crowd of 50,000 showed up for the two-day event.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9:15 pm, sparking panic.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said recently: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities today. We had scores of individuals injured at this event.”

He added that a "mass casualty incident" was triggered at 9:38 pm and investigations are ongoing.

The Fire Chief added: "At approximately 9:15 pm the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries.

"People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."

Event organizers announced on Saturday, November 6 that the festival was canceled.



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