The tragic Travis Scott gig that saw the deaths of 10 fans has seen blame and law suits flying. Chuck D – the elder statesman of rap- has now weighed into the debate with a strong defence of Travis Scott who faces a huge court case. For the Public Enemy leader the blame lies with the venue and promoters and the business itself as be he says here. What do you think?

Chuck D makes powerful statement in defence of Travis Scott after gig disaster

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. I agree with Chuck D here. Although Travis Scott bears responsibility, Live Nation knew what they were coming in with. They knew Scott’s draw, they also knew his history of how he conducts his shows. 10 people dead and there is a lot more money to be made and corners to be cut. Time and again, corporations fail us, local government isn’t up to the task, and then we all get testy when “big government” has to step in with regulations.
    If a CEO went to prison once in a while for criminal negligence, maybe the corporate structure would be motivated spend the money it needs to create a safe environment.

  2. More playing the race card bollocks.
    He kept playing when it was obvious fans were in distress. Then he went to an aftershow party when he knew people had died.
    An absolute scumbag.


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