Travis Scott granted his first post-Astroworld interview to Charlamagne Tha God on Thursday (December 9). During their 51-minute conversation, Scott opened up about the “emotional rollercoaster” he’s experienced since the November 5 tragedy in which 10 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured. But one of the victim’s family’s attorney isn’t feeling the interview.
Speaking to TMZ, attorney Tony Buzbee — who’s representing the family of 21-year-old Axel Acosta — said he believes Scott’s interview did more harm than good. Instead, he thinks the “SICKO MODE” rapper was trying to paint himself as the victim.
“Axel Acosta and the many others killed or injured are the victims,” he said. “Travis Scott, his entourage, handlers, promoters, managers, hangers on and everyone else who enable him are the problem. Everything that Travis Scott has done or said since ten people died and hundreds of others were injured at his concert has been lawyer driven and calculated to shift blame from him to someone else.”
Buzbee also questioned Scott’s claim he didn’t know what was going on in the crowd, adding, “He now says he had an earpiece in, and was not told what was going on in the crowd. That raises the question: Did he have an earpiece in his eye? Why did he purposely ignore the death and mayhem occurring literally feet from him?”
Scott has always maintained he didn’t understand the seriousness of what was unfolding before his eyes, something Buzbee doesn’t necessarily buy.
“[This interview] further exacerbates the pain of those that lost loved ones,” he said. “Axel Acosta’s family doesn’t want to hear Travis Scott’s excuses; excuses do not assuage their grief and pain.”
Buzbee, who’s already filed a $750 million lawsuit against Travis Scott and the promoters, is confident in his case: “[We] intend to force Travis Scott to accept responsibility for his conduct, in court, in front of a jury.”
Scott is facing dozens and dozens of lawsuits. Most recently, Houston attorney Brent Coon filed another massive lawsuit on behalf of over 1,500 concert attendees and is seeking $10 billion dollars for resolution of all cases. With the latest filing, it brings the total number of plaintiffs to nearly 2,800.