Travis Scott took to Instagram Saturday night to share an emotional video message about Friday’s stampede at his Houston Astroworld concert, which left eight people dead and some 300 injured.
The remarks marked the rapper’s first public comments about the calamity since he issued a carefully worded statement Saturday morning.
“I just want to send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night,” the rapper said.
“We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help them through this tough time.”
Scott addressed criticism that he continued with his performance as fans surged in the deadly stampede, and others yelled “stop the show.”
“Anytime I could make out, you know, anything that’s going on, you know I stop the show and, you know, help them get the help they need,” he said.
“I could just never imagine the severity of the situation,” the wincing rapper said on his Instagram story.
I’m honestly just devastated and I could never image anything like this just happening,” Scott continued, as he pledged his support to local authorities investigating the disaster.