Astroworld Fans Yell 'Man Died 5 Songs Ago' at Travis Scott on Stage

Viral videos surfacing online continue to show fans' perspective from last week's Astroworld tragedy that took the lives of eight people.

On Friday, rapper Travis Scott performed at his Astroworld Festival in Texas.

The performance resulted in eight fans dying and multiple others left hospitalized after a crowd surge saw fans crushed against one another and barriers.

Investigations into what went wrong and what could have been done are ongoing by Houston officials, as fans take to social media to share their side of the night, including the warnings they gave staff of what was happening.

TikTok user @cpvris_ posted a video from the crowd yesterday, sent to her by her girlfriend. The video has been viewed a collective 26 million times over two uploads, as the crowd were documented shouting "Stop the show" at Scott.

The crowd—visibly uncomfortably and pushed up against one another—chanted "stop the show" as Scott stood on a stage platform, appearing in preparation to perform his next song.

One fan can be heard shouting out: "That man died like five songs ago and is still on the ground."

It's unclear from the video whether or not Scott could hear the chanting. Despite it being loud and audible from the position of the camera, Scott didn't appear to react.


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This video is just one of the many rolling out on social media showing the shocking scenes from Astroworld. One viral video showed a fan climbing on top of the camera platform, screaming that "a man just died in there," only to be ignored and told to get down.

The woman, identified online as Seanna Faith McCarty, was captured climbing up the ladder to the platform and pointing out the deaths in the crowds to the cameraman recording the live-streamed event.

McCarty posted a statement to Instagram, describing a human "Jenga Tower topple" in the crowd and "layers of fallen people" on the floor.

"He wouldn't even look in the direction, so I pushed the camera so it pointed toward where I had just come from. He became angry. He called someone else up. I told him the same thing. People were dying, we needed to stop the music, we needed help, we needed attention towards the mass because I thought if only these people were aware, maybe they would do something," she alleged in the statement.

"The other man grabbed my arm, and told me he would push me off the 15ft platform with no sides if I didn't get down. I told him to help. I told him people were dying. I showed him where. He wouldn't look in the direction either. I was in disbelief. Here were two people that could actually do something. Had the power to do something. Cut the camera, call in backup, pause something. They did nothing."

At one point during his performance, Scott did pause the music after spotting a fan in need of help. "Hold on, hold on. Somebody passed out right here. Don't touch him, don't touch him," he said. "Somebody jump in, come on. Come on, security, let's get in there."

The rapper's partner Kylie Jenner claimed in her social media statement that both she and Scott were not aware of the deaths until after the performance.

"I want to make it clear we weren't aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show and in no world would have continued filming or performing," she wrote.

Scott and organizers of the festival, Live Nation and ScoreMore, have had multiple lawsuits filed against them by concert-goers since the event.

One lawsuit cites the "predictable and preventable tragedy" and claims it was a consequence of "a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers' health and safety," according to Billboard.

Harris County Judge Lina Hildago called for an "objective, independent" investigation into the night. "Perhaps the plans were inadequate. Perhaps the plans were good but they weren't followed," she said.

Scott said in a statement posted to Twitter that he backs ongoing police investigations, writing: "My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life," he tweeted on Saturday.

"I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all," he added

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Travis Scott performs during 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on November 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Erika Goldring/Getty Images

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