Travis Scott sat down with Charlamagne Tha God for his first exclusive interview following the Astroworld Festival tragedy.

10 people were killed and hundreds were injured at the rapper’s annual music festival on November 5 in Houston, Texas.

The release of the interview comes days after Travis filed court documents denying legal liability and asked to be dismissed from the mounting lawsuits resulting from the tragedy.

During his sitdown with Charlamagne, Travis struggled through his emotions to articulate his thoughts.

Below I have highlighted a few quotes for you.

Travis says didn’t find out about the Astroworld deaths until minutes before the official press conference about the tragedy.

It wasn’t really until like minutes until the press conference until I figured out exactly what happened. 

Even after the show, you know, you’re just like kinda hearing things.

I didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the press conference. 

People pass…things happen at concerts. But, something like that? 

Travis said he did not hear the cries for help and people screaming to stop the show from the crowd.

It’s so crazy because I’m that artist too…anytime you can hear something like that you want to stop the show. You want to make sure fans get the proper attention they need. 

Anytime I could see anything like that I did. 

I stopped like a couple of times to just make sure everybody was okay. 

And I just really go off the fans energy as a collective. 

Call and response. 

I just didn’t hear that you know I got music – I got my in-ears, but I just didn’t hear that. You know?

When Travis Scott was asked if he thinks encouraging his fans to engage in raging at his previous shows had an impact on what happened at the Astroworld Festival he responded: 

Us as artists we trust professionals to make sure that things happen and people leave safely. 

This night was a regular show. People didn’t show up there to be harmful. 

People showed up to have a good time and something unfortunate happened and we really just got to figure out what that was.

Raging is just…you have a textbook definition…but, at concerts we’ve grown it to be just an experience of having fun. 

It’s not about harm. It’s not about that. It’s about letting go and having fun. Help others…love each other. It’s not about harm. 

That’s not what it’s all about. 

Charlamagne Tha God asked Travis what sense of responsibility does he feel for what happened that night at the festival.

Well…you know fans come to the show to have a good experience. I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here. I have a responsibility to figure out the solution.

Hopefully, this takes a first step into us as artists having more insight of what’s going on.

And the professionals to kinda surround and figure out more of an intel whether it’s tech…whether it’s more of a response…whatever the problem is to figure out that and in the future and more forward in safety to make sure this never happens again.

Travis Scott also shared a message for families impacted by the Astroworld Festival tragedy:

I’m always here and I’m in this with you guys and I love you. 

I’ll always be there to help you guys heal through this. 

I understand that they’re going through the grieving right now and finding understanding right now. 

It’s not a right-now thing… it’s a forever thing. 

These people that came to the show are my family. 

Watch the full interview below.

Did this interview give you more insight or change your perspective on Travis Scott and the Astroworld Festival tragedy in any way?