After being asked if he thinks his music is to blame for the deaths of ten people at his concert, the ‘SICKO MODE’ rapper insists that his music is nothing more than a ‘self-expression.’
AceShowbiz –Travis Scott (II) has weighed in on baseless conspiracy theory claiming that his Astroworld Festival was a satanic ritual. In a new interview, the “SICKO MODE” rapper insisted that he is a “man of God.”
During his first interview since the deadly concert, the 30-year-old rapper addressed the wild theories that his show was a planned satanic ritual. After being asked by Charlamagne Tha God, the “Goosebumps” spitter denied that his music incites violence.
“I mean, no. One, I’m a man of God, so that’s first things first. That’s that,” Travis told “The Breakfast Club” host. Kylie Jenner‘s baby daddy added, “Your music is just, like, self-expression. At these shows, I feel like people kind of, like, look at things and, if you’ve been to Travis shows, there’s been different layers of shows.”
Travis went on to say that he believed “people are just misconceptions and taking things they’re seeing and all types of things.” He elaborated further, “I’ve taken pride in trying to grow from where I was when I first recorded music to now, where I’m going in music, so yeah, I just think people gotta experience it sometimes.”
“Even before, people were hearing about it then coming to experience it and taking away their own thing,” Travis added. The “JACKBOYS” artist went on to note that “it’s always gonna be an outside opinion but for the ones that really believe in [him] and understand what [he’s] about and what [he’s] doing, they know that’s not what [he’s] preaching.”
Travis stressed, “I always preach love, understanding, always preach ‘take care of your loved ones. Love each other.’ ” He continued, ” ‘Get out your ideas, never let yourself be stopped. Love one another.’ I step into that.”
Charlamagne then pressed Travis on his response, claiming that his music does incite people to be aggressive at his concert. “I mean, that’s what the rage is about,” said the radio/podcast host. In response, Travis replied, “I mean, most of the music is, to me, sometimes talking about what I see at the shows.” He added, “That’s just, you know, the energy. But the energy isn’t to come and start being ultraviolent and hurting each other.”
Elsewhere during the 51-minute chat, Travis said he was on an “emotional roller coaster” following the tragedy. “It really hurts,” the rap star claimed. “It hurts the community; it hurts the city. It’s just been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving and just trying to wrap my head around it. I really just want to be there. Wish you could just hold everyone, talk to them, have conversations.”
Travis, who offered to cover the victims’ funerals but was rejected by half of the victims’ families, also insisted he was unaware of the severity of the situation. He told Charlamagne, “It wasn’t really until like minutes until the press conference until I figured out exactly what happened. Even after the show, you’re just kind of hearing things, but I didn’t know the exact details. No idea. People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that?”
Travis, who is currently facing billions worth of lawsuits from victims and their families following the tragedy, recently asked the court judge to dismiss the suits “with prejudice” in his first legal response. He and his company Cactus Jack Records also “generally deny the allegations” made in the lawsuits against him.
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