Kylie Jenner has issued a statement about the deadly crowd surge at her boyfriend Travis Scott’s Astroworld musical festival in Houston that claimed the lives of eight concertgoersOne of them was a 14 year-old boy, while hundreds were injured.

The makeup mogul, who’s currently expecting a second child with the hip-hop star, attended the opening night of the planned two-day festival at NRG Park on Friday with the couple’s 3-year-old daughter and sister Kendall Jenner

Situated in a separate section above the crowd, Jenner was unharmed when chaos broke out among the more than 50,000 attendees, as fans rushed the stage during Scott’s headlining set in what authorities called a “mass casualty incident.”

In a note posted on her Instagram story early Sunday, Jenner said, “Travis and I are broken and devastated” by the tragedy.

“My thoughts and prayers are with all who lost their lives, were injured or affected in any way by yesterday’s events,” she wrote. “And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community.”

Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Scott’s performance in the crowd surge which led to the fatal melee was criticised by She defends Scott, she says.

“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 added. “I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted.”

Jenner posted multiple video clips from the event. including a since-deleted clipThis video featured an ambulance vehicle trying to navigate through the crowd. The reality television star was widely criticised for leaving the footage on her Facebook account for several hours following the event.

“The fact you can very clearly see in Kylie Jenner’s story THAT SHE HERSELF FILMED a medic vehicle trying to pass through the crowd without anyone making them way is absurd and shows just how blind they were to what’s happening,” one person wroteFollow us on Twitter.

“I know it’s not her fault, but Kylie Jenner storying this video at #ASTROWORLDFest as a literal EMT car rolls thru the crowd as the show continues on is so incredibly dystopian,” another added

I echo his sentiments previous statements, Scott also further addressed the incident in a front-facing video posted on Instagram Saturday, saying he could “never imagine anything like this happening” at his concerts.

“My fans really mean the world to me and I always wanna leave them with a positive experience and anytime I can make out anything that’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need, you know?” he said. “I could just never imagine the severity of the situation.”

Scott continued to say that his team was fully cooperating in the investigation of the incident. He also encouraged anybody with information on the fatalities, to contact local authorities.

The incident was captured in disturbing video, which shows people climbing on the stage asking concert staff to stop them. While Scott has taken heat on social media for not intervening more, the rapper briefly halted his set multiple times to call for help from the venue’s security staff before continuing to performThis is what it looks like.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a news conference Saturday, according to CNN. “Over the next several days, several weeks — could be even longer — we’ll take an in-depth look at everything that took place, why it took place, what steps we can do moving forward to mitigate an incident of this kind from taking place at any other point in time.”

Source: HuffPost.com.

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