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Travis Scott styles, profiles, and sparkles on the cover of GQ’s Men of the Year issue.
And while the #1 LP sonically lives up to its title for many of Scott’s fans, its release is unavoidably engulfed in the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy.
As extensively reported, 10 people lost their lives after a stampede broke out at the 2021 festival and a fatal crushing occurred.
Scott found himself supported by some but was also the subject of critique and an eventual investigation after he continued performing for a short time while the melee unfolded.
In the immediate aftermath and in the time since the superstar has maintained he was not aware of the gravity of what was going on in real life and stressed that he could only see a short distance into the crowd.
Nonetheless, an arguable cloud of sorts has trailed him and his output following the tragedy.
Seizing the newly unwrapped profile piece, Scott disambiguates and expands on his mindset about the situation, returning to music, and more.
Full story below…
As the publication notes, Scott was in the midst of finishing the recording of the ‘Utopia’ album when the tragedy struck.
When quizzed on his mental state in the immediate aftermath of the chaos, the rapper said:
“I mean I was just overly devastated, you know.
I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost.”
On how he processes the tragedy in the present, he added:
“It has its moments where it gets rough and…yeah. You just feel for those people. And their families.”
Expanding on his outlook completing and eventually releasing ‘Utopia,’ Scott added:
“Making music, you think about things that go on in life and things that happen in your life, and you dial in on things. That moment for families, for the city, you know, it was devastating. And when it came to making, like even finishing the album…I got back into it probably like, I don’t know, months and months and months after. And the idea of just even getting back into music, working on music and just even getting into that, was therapeutic of being able to channel some of the energy into production and sounds and finishing it.”
Written by: NOW Radio
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