Chuck D has written a long letter defending Travis Scott after the deaths at the Astroworld Festival.
“I cannot believe we’re at the point where I gotta say this out loud: Travis Scott is a performer, an act, not a concert promoter,” the letter starts. “He doesn’t run the sound or venues or festivals or their staff. He doesn’t build stages or coordinate logistics, he’s not an expert in crowd control or security or emergency medical services,” he wrote. “But he does trust Live Nation and all the other concert promoters who are supposed to do all of this. And yet here we are, 10 deaths and counting. 10 broken families.”
Chuck D says everybody is scared to blame Live Nation because they think they will be blacklisted.
“Live Nation controlled this show. They control almost all of the concert venues. Artists ain’t speaking out because these same cats are already bought by these corporations. No one can say a word against them unless they want to be Blacklisted and hurt their careers.”
Scott is facing a $2 billion lawsuit over the fatal crowd surge.