During a recent interview, Travis Scott didn’t take responsibility for the casualties that happened during his performance at Astroworld. Well, that is how one attorney for one of the victims viewed the interview.
Attorney Tony Buzbee, who is representing the family of Axel Acosta— a 21-year-old who died from injuries suffered at the concert, TMZ reported.
Buzbee says he watched Scott’s 50-minute sit down with Charlamagne tha God, saying he was offended by Scott’s attempt to paint himself as a victim.
“Axel Acosta and the many others killed or injured are the victims. Travis Scott, his entourage, handlers, promoters, managers, hangers on and everyone else who enable him are the problem. Everything that Travis Scott has done or said since ten people died and hundreds of others were injured at his concert has been lawyer driven and calculated to shift blame from him to someone else.”
Buzbee also says, “He now says he had an earpiece in and was not told what was going on in the crowd. That raises the question: Did he have an earpiece in his eye? Why did he purposely ignore the death and mayhem occurring literally feet from him?”
Travis did, however, acknowledge seeing at least one emergency vehicle in the audience. He was shown on video pointing it out and seeming very puzzled as to why it was in the crowd.
Still, Buzbee believes the interview was just an attempt to disown responsibility and accountability on Scott’s behalf– and adds that Travis “further exacerbates the pain of those that lost loved ones. Axel Acosta’s family doesn’t want to hear Travis Scott’s excuses; excuses do not assuage their grief and pain.”
He and Axel’s family “intend to force Travis Scott to accept responsibility for his conduct, in court, in front of a jury.”