Travis Scott is slowly returning to performing after the 2021 Astroworld tragedy. As ABC News summarized, 10 people died as a result of a disastrous crowd at Scott’s festival performance. While Scott claims he was unaware of the chaos in his audience, others felt he should be held accountable for not interrupting his show.
Nearly 5,000 of the festival’s 50,000 visitors suffered injuries, according to Vulture’s report of a new lawsuit. Though Scott faces a daunting $750 million claim in that court filing, he hasn’t completely stepped out of the spotlight. In May, Page Six reported on the artist’s first live performance since the November tragedy, reporting that the crowd loved it and sang along with the rapper.
Now Scott has reached another milestone on his road to a full return. A surprise appearance at Rolling Loud marked his first festival appearance since the devastation with him.
Travis Scott made a last-minute appearance on Rolling Loud
The 2022 line-up for hip-hop festival Rolling Loud shared many names with Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival 2021. The likes of Lil Baby and Baby Keem drew crowds at Rolling Loud and were due to perform at Astroworld before the early cancellation. Of course, one notable exclusion from Rolling Loud’s list was Scott himself…but he performed anyway.
Per TMZ, Future brought the “Sicko Mode” singer onstage during his set and was quick to give him room to perform. In a video tweeted Released by a fan, the crowd seems incredibly excited. Others were also online excited on the return: “That real moment between Future and Travis Scott on stage and the energy that the audience gives them. This moment is special for her and @RollingLoud.”
While some families of Astroworld victims are far from forgiving of the artist, public opinion appears to be tilting in Scott’s favor. He will return to his official festival in the fall, headlining Primavera Sound’s shows in São Paulo, Santiago and Buenos Aires.