Travis Scott announces new $5 million project to make ‘every event as safe as possible’

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By stefan armitage

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Travis Scott has announced a new project that he says will provide "real solutions" to making "all events the safest spaces they can possibly be".

The announcement comes four months after the deadly Astroworld tragedy at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, in which 10 concertgoers lost their lives and hundreds more were injured.

The tragic incident took place on November 5, 2021, during the first night of the annual Astroworld Festival, which was founded and managed by Scott.

Of the 50,000 concertgoers who attended the opening night of the event, eight people lost their lives, with two more passing away in hospital in the following days.

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For each victim, the cause of death was ruled as accidental compressive asphyxiation.

Now, Scott has taken to social media to announce Project Heal, a new caused he says is dedicated to "all events the safest spaces they can possibly be".

In his emotional caption, the rapper wrote: "Over the past few months I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community. Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family."

The 'SICKO MODE' rapper then explained why he felt compelled to launch the project, writing: "While it’s easy for corporations and institutions to stay in the shadows, I feel as a leader in my community, I need to step up in times of need.

"My team and I created Project HEAL to take much-needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever.

"Giving back and creating opportunities for the youth is something I’ve always done and will continue to do as long as I have the chance. This program will be a catalyst to real change and I can’t wait to introduce the rest of the technology and ideas we’ve been working on. See you all so soon."

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Per The Independent, Project Heal has been formed in collaboration with Scott's Cactus Jack Foundation, with plans to host a variety of initiatives - such as academic scholarships and free mental health resources - to help in implementing solutions to event safety.

Scott's announcement comes a little more than a month after it was reported that 380 Astroworld lawsuits had been officially been combined into one huge case.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Travis Scott announces new $5 million project to make ‘every event as safe as possible’

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Travis Scott has announced a new project that he says will provide "real solutions" to making "all events the safest spaces they can possibly be".

The announcement comes four months after the deadly Astroworld tragedy at NRG Park in Houston, Texas, in which 10 concertgoers lost their lives and hundreds more were injured.

The tragic incident took place on November 5, 2021, during the first night of the annual Astroworld Festival, which was founded and managed by Scott.

Of the 50,000 concertgoers who attended the opening night of the event, eight people lost their lives, with two more passing away in hospital in the following days.

size-large wp-image-1263134005
Credit: Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo

For each victim, the cause of death was ruled as accidental compressive asphyxiation.

Now, Scott has taken to social media to announce Project Heal, a new caused he says is dedicated to "all events the safest spaces they can possibly be".

In his emotional caption, the rapper wrote: "Over the past few months I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community. Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family."

The 'SICKO MODE' rapper then explained why he felt compelled to launch the project, writing: "While it’s easy for corporations and institutions to stay in the shadows, I feel as a leader in my community, I need to step up in times of need.

"My team and I created Project HEAL to take much-needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever.

"Giving back and creating opportunities for the youth is something I’ve always done and will continue to do as long as I have the chance. This program will be a catalyst to real change and I can’t wait to introduce the rest of the technology and ideas we’ve been working on. See you all so soon."

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Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

Per The Independent, Project Heal has been formed in collaboration with Scott's Cactus Jack Foundation, with plans to host a variety of initiatives - such as academic scholarships and free mental health resources - to help in implementing solutions to event safety.

Scott's announcement comes a little more than a month after it was reported that 380 Astroworld lawsuits had been officially been combined into one huge case.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy