SZA stopped performing at a concert on Thursday night because of a collapsed person in the crowd. She then seized the opportunity to discuss the tragedy that took place at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival.
SZA performed at the Houston, Texas, music festival where a crowd surge during Scott’s set resulted in hundreds of injuries and the deaths of 10 people. She was one of the first Astroworld performers to make a public comment on the situation on social networks.
However, it seems she wasn’t done expressing her thoughts on the matter. The performer stopped her concert in Salt Lake City after she noticed that a fan was lying down on the ground. SZA can also be seen encouraging those working at the venue to get water after pausing briefly to check in with her fans.
“It’s like, somebody thinks, ‘Hey people pass out all the time, blah blah blah blah,’ but people don’t die at concerts all the time,” she said, seemingly referencing the Astroworld tragedy. “That’s something that none of us should ever… We’ll never forget that.”
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She added: “Some things end up shifting and changing and shaping the way you do s— forever and that’s a good thing.”
The performer is seen calling for medics to attend to a person who is unconscious near the front of the stage in a follow-up video uploaded by the same TikTok user.
“This person is literally flat out like passed the f— out, like flat on the ground, non-responsive and it’s important that we just make sure they’re OK,” she says.
The crowd chants their love for her for stopping the show and checking on them, but the artist stays focused on the person lying down, and at one point scolds staff members for not responding quickly enough.
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“Where is the f—ing medic?”
SZA was one of the performers who took the stage at Astroworld prior to Scott’s appearance, when the deaths and injuries occurred. She took to Twitter the next day to address her followers.
“Speechless about last night I’m actually in shock n don’t even know what to say .. just praying for everyone in Houston especially the families of those that lost their lives,” she wrote.
Scott, meanwhile, said in a statement to Fox News Digital that he is still actively exploring connections with families affected.
The statement continued, “Over the past week, Travis Scott has been actively exploring avenues of connection with each family affected and using the appropriate liaisons.” “He is distraught by the situation and desperately wishes to share his condolences and provide aid to them as soon as possible, but wants to remain respectful of each family’s wishes on how they’d best like to be connected.”
“To those families who wish to reach out directly, please send an Email to the Below Address where we will have a Team on Hand to Assist,” the statement continued, before adding the address. AW21information@gmail.com.
Source: Fox News