The law firm confirmed on Sunday that rappers Travis Scott and Drake have been sued for “inciting mayhem” after eight people were killed and dozens injured in a crush at a Texas concert.
On Sunday, Texas law firm Thomas J. Henry Law confirmed it had filed “one of the first lawsuits in the Travis Scott Astroworld Festival tragedy,” according to a story published by the Daily Mail.
Kristian Paredes, a 23-year-old concertgoer, is the plaintiff. He was one of the “severely injured” at the concert on November 5th.
Around 50,000 people were in the audience at NRG Park in Houston when the crowd began pushing toward the stage as Scott was performing, causing chaos.
According to the complaint, Paredes, a Texas resident who is also suing concert promoters Live Nation and the venue, “felt an immediate push” at the front of the general admission section as Travis Scott took the stage.
"The crowd became chaotic and a stampede began," it went on.
"Many begged security guards hired by Live Nation Entertainment for help, but were ignored."
The suit also accuses Drake, a Canadian rap superstar who performed alongside Scott during his headlining set, of contributing to the crowd’s rush to the stage.
"As Drake came onstage alongside of Travis Scott he helped incite the crowd even though he knew of Travis Scott's prior conduct," the complaint charges.
He continued to perform even as the "crowd became out of control" and the "crowd mayhem continued," it added.
Rappers Travis Scott, Drake sued over deadly Texas concert crush|PhilStar