Kylie Jenner has responded to criticism over her boyfriend Travis Scott’s continued performance and social media posts during the Astroworld disaster by claiming that they “weren’t aware of any fatalities” until after the show.
Kylie Jenner, who attended the concert with her 3-year-old daughter Stormi, insisted that the couple did not witness the mayhem that killed eight people and injured over 300 others at the two-day Houston festival on Friday.
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“I want to make it clear that we weren’t aware of the fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing,” Kylie Jenner, 24, wrote late Saturday.
Kylie’s statement continued…“I am sending my deepest condolences to the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.”
Kylie Jenner, who is pregnant with the couple’s second child, said the events had left them “broken and devastated.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in anyway [sic] by yesterday’s events. And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community,” she added.
The makeup mogul was chastised on social media for posting footage on Instagram of an ambulance attempting to reach the victims.
On Saturday, Scott also posted an emotional video to Instagram, addressing criticism that he continued with his performance while fans surged in a deadly stampede and others yelled “stop the show.”
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“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. I’m honestly just devastated and I could never imagine anything like this just happening,” Scott continued.