Travis Scott's fellow Astroworld rapper Roddy Ricch vows to donate all his pay to victims' families after concert crush
8th November 2021

RAPPER Roddy Ricch has vowed to donate his paycheck for performing at Astroworld festival to the families of those who died at the event.

The 23-year-old was the first of 22 acts to take the stage in Houston on Friday – three hours before a fatal crowd surge during Travis Scott's set left at least eight people dead.



Roddy wrote on his Instagram Stories on Saturday: "Please have the families of those who we lost yesterday reach out to @shawnholiday.

"I'll [be] donating my net compensation to the families of this incident. #pray4houston."

Shawn is a member of the Grammy winner's management team associated with Columbia Records.

It's not known exactly how much Roddy was paid for his 30-minute Astroworld set, but he has committed to donating all of it to the families of those killed.

In 2021, his net worth was estimated by CelebrityNetWorth.com to be around $10 million dollars.

Other stars to perform at the event included SZA, BIA, Master P and Metro Boomin.

Eight people died and hundreds were injured in a horrific crowd surge during Travis' set at Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houstonon Friday.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9:15 pm on Friday, sparking panic.

Read our Travis Scott Astroworld Festival live blog for the very latest news and updates…

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities today. We had scores of individuals injured at this event.”

He explained that a "mass casualty incident" was triggered at 9:38pm and investigations are ongoing.

"People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic," he said.

Event organizers announced on Saturday, November 6 that the festival was canceled.

TRAVIS SPEAKS OUT

Rapper Travis responded to the devastating event on his social media and said: "I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night.

"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival…"

Kylie, who is pregnant with their second child, also took to her Instagram Stories to react, claiming she did not know people had died at the concert until after the show.

'DEVASTATED'

She said in a statement: "Travis and I are broken and devastated.

"My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway by yesterday’s events.

"I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing."

The makeup mogul's response came after an insider exclusively told The Sun Kylie and Kendall, 26, "walked past bodies as they were escorted out of the event…"

The source recalled: "Kendall and Kylie each had six massive bodyguards with them.

"After everything went down, Kendall and Kylie were escorted out and walked past bodies and people getting CPR…"



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