After days of silence and amid escalating lawsuits, rapper Drake took to Instagram on Monday to cover the deadly events of the Astroworld music festival in Houston, where he performed alongside headliner Travis Scott.
“I’ve spent the past few days trying to make sense of this devastating tragedy,” Drake wrote in a statement. “I hate using this platform to express emotions as subtle as grief, but this is where I am.”
Footage from a music festival shows a Canadian artist performing with Scott after an ambulance pulls into the venue to help out onlookers.
During the performance, the audience struggled to breathe, fainted and were trampled as the crowd rushed to the edge of the stage.
Drake is the latest Astroworld performer to comment on the incident following statements from Scott, SZA, Roddy Ricch and others.
“My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for all who are suffering,” Drake added in a statement. “I will continue to pray for everyone and serve in whatever way I can. God be with you all. “
The “Certified Lover Boy” artist’s post came shortly after an Astroworld attendant sued Drake and Scott for allegedly prioritizing “arriving at their attendees” during Friday’s show, which killed eight people and more. were injured.
At the concert, the audience repeatedly shouted: “Stop the show!” to no avail, as people fainted at the festival site.
Scott, who has always encouraged his fans to be reckless at his concerts, has since pledged to return all Astroworld tickets and cover the funeral costs of the families of victims who ranged in age from 14 to 27. Scott is no longer performing at Day N Vegas during these weekend in Las Vegas, which has been replaced by Post Malone.
“My fans really mean the whole world to me, and I always want to make a positive experience for them,” hitmaker Sicko Mode said Saturday in a series of videos posted to his Instagram story.
“Every time I could make out something that was going on, I would stop the show and help them get the help they needed. I never could have imagined the severity of the situation. “