Travis Scott has recently come under fire for spending millions of dollars on a Bugatti. The rapper, who has two children with Kylie Jenner, was highly criticised last year when ten people died at his Astroworld concert last year. The show, held in Houston, Texas, turned fatal when many fans rushed towards the stage, leading to injuries and panic among the crowd. One of the victims of the tragic incident was a 9-year-old boy named Ezra Blount from Dallas.
Ezra Blout’s family criticises Travis for buying a car worth millions
Ezra Blount was severely injured due to being trampled in the concert. The young boy suffered brain trauma and was put on life support after he went into a coma. However, despite medical attention, the 9-year-old succumbed to his injuries on November 14, 2021.
Recently, the boy’s family criticised Travis for buying a Bugatti Veyron Chiron Super Sport worth $5.5 million. According to TMZ, the family’s attorney, Bob Hillard, stated that if Travis had used even half the money he spent on the car to ensure basic safety at the fatal concert, then the young boy would have been alive today. Hillard termed Travis’ purchase as “excessive” and said the rapper should be condemned for his behaviour.
Travis Scott’s representative responds to the family’s criticism
Travis’ lawyers responded to the criticism and said that Travis is free to use his money for whatever purposes he wants and that he shouldn’t be criticised for living his life. Moreover, a representative of Travis spoke to TMZ regarding the criticism and stated,
“This latest attempt to exploit Astroworld victims and gaslight the media and the public is a new low. The car referenced was purchased way back in 2020 (well before the tragic events at Astroworld), and covered widely by the media – including TMZ – at that time. Misrepresenting a two-year-old car purchase to make an unprovoked and unjustified attack on Travis Scott is nothing more than another desperate publicity stunt to try to falsely blame Travis and intentionally manipulate public opinion, which won’t work.”
Fans online show support for Travis Scott by defending him
Fans on Twitter felt that the family’s statement was not justified.
So he can’t spend his own money now? TMZ has such a weird obsession with painting travis scott as a villain https://t.co/Yvin0Mkf6M
— ꜰʟᴀᴍᴇ ❄️🥷 (@LAxFLAME) June 26, 2022
He didn’t even buy the gatti this year it was from 2019 smh 🤦♂️ (also nobody talks about the ariana grande concert when a bomb set off she ain’t get cancelled)
— aaryan the don (@AaryanTanna1) June 26, 2022
That’s none of their business. pic.twitter.com/2Wp0wLR8FB
— Charles (@charles_fm12) June 26, 2022
Travis Scott can do WHATEVER he wants to do/purchase with HIS money. Chill Out…
— No Entourage Needed💜 (@IRollSolo_) June 26, 2022
Travis has not responded to the criticism, but his fans are clearly on his side.