Travis Scott spoke out for the first time about the Astroworld tragedy when Charlamagne tha God dropped a nearly hour long discussion on Dec. 9. The somber back and forth was released on Charlamagne’s YouTube.
Scott was asked early on in the interview when he knew that there were fan injuries, and ultimately deaths, at the Nov. 5 festival that left 10 people dead and scores injured.
“I didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the press conference,” he said. “And even at that moment you’re like, ‘Wait, what?’”
“People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that…” he continued, trailing off.
Scott also denied hearing any distress from the crowd that would have caused him to stop the show.
“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. “You wanna 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 of the fans’ energy as a collective — call and response.”
Watch the whole interview below: