Travis Scott appeared to resume promoting his next project “Utopia” this weekend, referring the phrase to his Instagram bio.
In the wake of the Astroworld tragedy in November, in which ten people died and hundreds more were injured in a crowd crush that began during Scott’s title performance, the rapper removed all references to “Utopia” from its social media profiles.
However, over the weekend, the title of her next project returned to her Instagram bio.
“Utopia” was due out this year. Speaking on the project in September, Scott said the album focuses on what he thinks are the key elements of a utopian state: âMedicine, nursing, being a better person, speaking, language, communication. “.
âYou think utopia is a society where everything is good: health, buildings, architecture – no. It’s just the right lines of communication, âhe said.
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– TRAVIS SCOTT FANPAGE (@dailytrvisxx) December 17, 2021
Scott released two new tracks in early November, ‘Escape Plan’ and ‘Mafia’ but following the Astroworld tragedy he hadn’t mentioned Utopia until now.
Families of the victims of the Astroworld tragedy have criticized Travis Scott following his first interview since the event, hosted by Charlamagne Tha God.
Last week (December 9) Scott said he had a “responsibility to understand what had happened”, but speaking to Rolling stone, the lawyer for Axel Acosta’s family, who died at the festival, said: âYou cannot blame it elsewhere. These are lessons we learn as children.
“If he said, ‘I may not be the only problem, and I am not the only one responsible but my conduct has played a role,’ that does not relieve the families of their pain, but at least it does. does not cause any Continuation. What he is doing now only causes more pain to people.
Scott recently filed for exclusion from several lawsuits brought against him in the wake of the tragedy. The rapper has been named in most of the approximately 300 lawsuits filed in Harris County.
Scott has denied all of the allegations made against him in 11 different lawsuits and his representative said he would likely file more dismissal applications. Live Nation and its subsidiary ScoreMore, the promoters of Astroworld, have also denied in filed documents any allegations made against them.
As a result, several families of the victims rejected Scott’s offer to cover the funeral costs of their loved ones. Scott was also reportedly banned from Coachella after more than 60,000 people signed a petition to remove him from all festivals in Goldenvoice.
The Houston Police Department and plaintiffs’ attorneys continue to gather information as part of their respective investigations into what went wrong at the festival, which will help them determine who is most to blame.