Kylie Jenner denies knowing about concert deaths

  • Eight people died and hundreds were injured as crowds gathered at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival.
  • Kylie Jenner said she and Scott were “devastated” but “unaware of fatalities” during the show.
  • Festival organizers have been criticized for not stopping the show soon enough, despite pleas from fans.

Kylie Jenner said she and Travis Scott were “devastated” by the deaths at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, after criticism that the show was not stopped soon enough despite pleas from fans.

At least eight people died and hundreds were injured as crowds flocked to the festival Friday night.

Jenner, who is currently pregnant with her second child with Scott, attended the event with her three-year-old daughter Stormi and sister Kendall Jenner.

“I want to make it clear that we were not aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and would not have continued to film or perform in any world,” Jenner wrote in an Instagram story early on Sunday.

“Travis and I are heartbroken and devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with all who have lost their lives, were injured or were affected in any way by yesterday’s events.”

“And also for Travis, who I know cares deeply about his fans and the Houston community,” Jenner wrote.

“I extend my deepest condolences to all families at this difficult time and will pray for the healing of everyone affected,” Jenner said.

Jenner was criticized online before leaving Instagram stories of the crowd, which appeared to show an ambulance trying to make its way.

Scott also posted a series of emotional videos

Reports have also emerged suggesting that Travis Scott and the festival organizers didn’t end the concert soon enough.

Although first responders arrived at the scene by 9:30 p.m. and a “mass casualty” was declared, Scott’s set did not end until 40 minutes later, according to a timeline by officials reported by The Daily Beast.

Eyewitnesses told Insider’s Joshua Zitser that the festival’s organizers ignored fans’ pleas for it to close as crowds flocked and emergency services battled to resuscitate unconscious people.

One video shows a spectator begging a cameraman to end the show. “Damn people are dying,” you hear him yell.

Scott also posted a series of emotional videos to his Instagram story on Saturday night.

“I only want to send prayers to those who were lost last night,” Scott said.

“My fans really mean the world to me, and I always want to leave them with a positive experience. And every time I hear you know what’s going on, you know I’m stopping the show and you know I can help them get the help they need,” said the rap star.

He said his team was working with authorities to try to get to the bottom of what happened.

“I’m really devastated and I could never imagine something like this just happening.”

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