- 01 Dec 21
"Houston is still healing and it’s important that our community be given the appropriate time to grieve," Megan Thee Stallion said, explaining her last-minute decision.
Houston-native Megan Thee Stallion has cancelled her homecoming concert 'out of respect' for the victims of Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival.
The rapper was supposed to take the stage at the 713 Music Hall venue in Houston on Friday as part of her nationwide tour.
“Out of respect for the lives lost in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on Dec 3,” Megan wrote in a statement for the Houston Chronicle. “Houston is still healing and it’s important that our community be given the appropriate time to grieve."
“My heart goes out to all the families that are suffering during this difficult time.”
Ten people lost their lives while countless others were left injured after a tragic crowd surge at Astroworld Festival on the night of November 5. The youngest casualty, Ezra Blount, was only nine years old. Travis Scott, LiveNation, Drake, and others are facing several lawsuits as a result of the catastrophic event.
Scott offered to cover the costs for the victim's funerals, although many of the victims families have refused the offer.
“If you gave a shit about these families, you wouldn’t have to put out a press release for everyone to see,” a lawyer representing one of the families responded.
Megan Thee Stallion will be resuming her tour on December 14th, taking the stage in Washington DC. The Grammy award-winning artist made a surprise appearance at the BTS concert in LA earlier this week, performing her verse in the remix of their hit song 'Butter'.