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Astroworld: Family rejects Travis Scott's offer to pay for victim's funeral

The victim, nine-year-old Ezra Blount, is the youngest to die in Travis Scott's Astroworld festival

By Web Desk
November 30, 2021

The family of the nine-year-old Ezra Blount, who was the youngest victim who died in Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival, has rejected the rapper’s offer to bear the little boy's funeral expenses.

In a letter obtained by Rolling Stone, the family’ attorney Bob Hilliard contacted Scott’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to decline the rapper’s offer.

"Your client’s offer is declined," the letter read.

"I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful.

"He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy."

For the unversed, Scott's most recent concert went south after a crush caused the deaths of 10 concertgoers and injured many more.

Since then the rapper has been embroiled in multiple lawsuits calling him and organisers out for negligence.