“Houston is still recovering”
Megan Thee Stallion has canceled an upcoming show in Houston “out of respect” for those affected by the Astroworld tragedy last month.
Ten people died and hundreds were injured as a result of a “mass casualty” crowd crush during Travis Scott’s title set at the Texas event. In a statement, the rapper said he was “absolutely devastated” by what happened.
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Megan Thee Stallion, who performed at Astroworld 2019, was due to play a homecoming gig at the 713 Music Hall venue in Houston this Friday (December 3) as part of her current US tour.
in a statement made to Houston ChronicleHowever, Megan confirmed that the concert will no longer go ahead as planned.
“In honor of the loss of lives in Houston earlier this month, I have decided to cancel my show at 713 Music Hall on December 3rd,” he wrote. “Houston is still recovering and it is important that our community is given the proper time to grieve.
“My condolences to all the families suffering during this difficult time.”
Megan’s 2021 dates will be due to resume on December 14 with an appearance at Capital One’s Jingle Ball at the Washington DC show in Atlanta (December 16), Detroit (17) and Sunrise, Florida (19). See their full schedule Here,
It comes after the “Good News” artist joined BTS to piece together a collaborative remix of “Butter” on stage at their recent L.A. concert.
Meanwhile, Travis Scott recently made his first public appearance since the Astroworld incident. Before traveling to Southern California last week, he remained in his hometown of Houston as the investigation into the tragedy continued.
Several lawsuits have been filed against Scott, the promoter of the event, Live Nation and others involved. Recently, the family of the 14-year-old victim took legal action against the rapper.
Scott had previously offered Astroworld to pay for the cost of the victims’ funerals and provide free therapy sessions for those affected. However, it has since been reported that half the families have rejected the gesture.