Travis Scott was at an afterparty when he found out about the Astroworld tragedy, TMZ reported.
The rapper left immediately after he was told about what had happened, a source told the outlet.
The party was hosted by Drake, who was also unaware of what had happened, TMZ reported.
The rapper was unaware at the time that eight people had died and hundreds more were injured at the concert, TMZ reported, citing sources close to him. Scott left the party immediately upon learning of the deaths, TMZ reported.
“Travis didn’t know the severity of the situation when he arrived at the party, as far as timing, this remains consistent with the fact that no one including the police had publicly confirmed the gravity of the events that had taken place,” one unnamed source told TMZ.
The exact timing of when Scott left Texas was unclear, but sources told ABC13 it was some time Saturday morning.
The party was a pre-scheduled event hosted by the rapper Drake, who was a surprise guest at the Astroworld Festival and was also unaware of what had unfolded, TMZ reported.
The Sun also reported, citing a source, that the party at Dave & Buster’s was “low key.” The newspaper also reported that its source said Scott left after he was told of the severity of the situation.
“Everyone knew people died but it wasn’t taken that seriously because some thought it was drug deaths, they didn’t realize,” the source, who was unnamed, said. “But celebrities, they should’ve just had grace and canceled everything.”
Drake broke his silence in Tuesday Instagram post, writing: “I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy … My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering.”
Scott also said he was “absolutely devastated” by what took place and that he was cooperating with authorities, CNN reported.
Concertgoers have filed at least 17 lawsuits alleging that Scott and the concert promoter Live Nation were responsible for the deadly crowd surge, USA Today reported.
Among them is the family of a 9-year-old boy who is in a coma after he fell off his father’s shoulders and was trampled.
The Houston Police Department, Dave & Buster’s, and representatives for Travis Scott did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment for this story.
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