Travis Scott makes first major appearance on stage since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott made his first major come back on stage last night at the Billboard Music Awards. He had refused to perform live since November 2021. See Alex for details.

By Alexandra Reymond  - Updated  

Travis Scott makes first major appearance on stage since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott performed at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on May 15

During the BBMAs on May 15, the rapper gave a two-song performance, rapping from inside a white box in a perfectly planned choreography. He shared versions of his tune ‘Mafia‘ and of ‘Lost Forever‘, a track he worked on with James Blake. You can see the performance in the video below.

Scott was announced by fellow rapper Diddy, who also hosted the show. In the days prior to the show, Diddy said that he had asked personally that Scott got the gig. “I made a request. I made a demand. I said, ‘My brother Travis Scott has to perform,'” he said. “And NBC said yes.” For the occasion, Scott’s girlfriend Kylie Jenner and daughter Stormi attended the event.

Six months ago, eight died at Astroworld

Scott had refused to perform live after the Astroworld festival tragedy. In November 2021, a crowd surge occurred during his performance at the festival, pushing the fans against the stage. Panic movements ensued, resulting in several people falling over on the ground and being suffocated by others.

The rapper stopped the performance several times but 17 people still ended up in the hospital, 11 in cardiac arrest. 8 couldn’t be revived. After the tragedy, Scott cancelled his slot at Day N Vegas and refused to play live for several months.

His only appearance since the tragedy had been at the Miami nightclub E11even on May 8. The rapper made a 45-minute performance, including tracks ‘Goosebumps‘ and ‘Sicko Mode‘. Migos’ Quavo also joined Scott on-stage for a rendition of their 2017 single ‘Dubai Shit‘.

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