AceShowbiz - Travis Scott (II) has addressed the Bugatti drama. After being slammed by the family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, who died from injuries at the Astroworld tragedy, for splurging $5.5 million on the luxury car, his rep set the record straight.
According to the rep, the purchase of the car was made back in 2020. "Misrepresenting a two-year-old car purchase to make an unprovoked and unjustified attack on Travis Scott is nothing more than another desperate publicity stunt to try to falsely blame Travis and intentionally manipulate public opinion, which won't work," the rep said to TMZ.
Prior to this, Ezra's family's attorney, Bob Hillard, criticized the rapper for the big purchase. He said to the news outlet that Ezra would be alive and well now if Scott "would've spent half of what he paid for the Bugatti on simple safety measures at the deadly music festival."
Ezra's attorney admitted that Travis has every right to live life as he sees fit, including buying what he wants. However, the lawyer believes that Travis' choices were "excessive." He additionally noted that everything Travis does should be questioned because of what happened at Astroworld.
He went on to criticize Travis' camp. He slammed them for trying to make Travis look good with a $5.5 million car in his driveway as the Astroworld litigation heats up.
Ezra died a few days after being trampled at the festival and ending up in a coma. His family sued Scott, Cactus Jack Records, Live Nation, as well as promoter ScoreMore Management for negligence. In their lawsuit, they accuse Astroworld’s organizers of not stopping the concert urgently after a "mass casualty event" was declared.
Meanwhile, a new court filing in May indicated that there have been over 4,900 injury claims connected to the 2021 festival. It included 10 people who died after suffering from compression asphyxia. Others claims are related to injuries that required extensive medical care, 1,649 for less-extensive treatment, and another 2,540 claims for injuries still being reviewed.