Dame Dash Explains How Astroworld Tragedy “Triggered” Him

Written by on December 8, 2021

The music neighborhood remains to be recovering from the horrific tragedy that occurred just a few weeks in the past at Astroworld Pageant in Houston, Texas, throughout which a crowd surge induced a mass casualty scenario, leading to ten deaths and a whole lot of accidents. As Travis Scott and the organizers of the pageant face a whole lot of lawsuits, which have totaled over $10 billion to date, households proceed to mourn the lives misplaced on the pageant, marking a very tragic second for everyone concerned.

Hip-hop icon Dame Sprint was particularly “triggered” when he heard about what occurred on the pageant, regardless of not figuring out Travis personally, as a result of he had witnessed one thing comparable thirty years in the past. He recalled witnessing a stampede throughout an interview with podcast host Allison Kugel.


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“These things occurs. It occurred with Puff [Daddy] on the 1991 Metropolis School Basketball Sport stampede. I used to be there and 7 individuals died,” remembered Dame Sprint. “They received smothered. I noticed that occur. I truly misplaced associates in conditions like that. I might hope that it’s not intentional. I really feel sorry, it’s a tragedy and a horrible factor. I don’t know the homeboy [Travis Scott], however these issues have occurred, sure, and I’ve been part of these sorts of tragedies. I’ve seen what it seems wish to see individuals get smothered within the confusion and the chaos that comes with it, so I truly know what it feels wish to be in that scenario, however at Puff’s occasion I used to be within the stands and I received in early, however all of them received caught within the staircase and shit. I misplaced my buddy from college. Her identify was Daybreak and he or she died at that basketball recreation.”

He went on to say that he personally wouldn’t have introduced his youngsters to Astroworld Pageant if that they had requested to go, explaining: “That’s the reason you need to take heed to issues. I might not have introduced my youngsters to that pageant, that’s one factor I might not have carried out. So once I hear about kids dying, I feel, ‘Why was a nine-year-old there within the first place?’ I’ve nothing however compassion, however on the finish of the day, please don’t take your little kids, throughout Covid, to a live performance the place there are a bunch of adults who are going to be excessive. I’m telling you that occurred 30 years in the past nonetheless sticks with me. Whether or not I received affected or not, I received affected. I misplaced individuals and I noticed individuals lose their life. Please don’t take your kids to a live performance or a pageant until it’s for kids. If there’s going to be medication, don’t take them. When my daughter says she needs to go to a music pageant, the reply is ‘no’ proper now. And if it’s throughout Covid, don’t go.”

What do you consider Dame Sprint’s feedback on Astroworld Pageant? Do you agree?

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