By: Sarin Istanboulli, Features Editor, Pawprint
On November 9, 2021, Drake finally spoke out about the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, which had resulted in multiple deaths.
On Instagram he had posted saying “I’ve spent the past few days trying to wrap my mind around this devastating tragedy. I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself”.
Later on he added “My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering. I will continue to pray for all of them, and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all.”
Drake was actually one of the performers at the festival on Friday, which held 50,000 people. Travis Scott had announced that he would cover all costs of the funerals of those who had lost their lives.
Later, the organizers of Astroworld had announced that they would provide a full refund to all ticket holders, to both the ticket holders who attended on Friday, as well as, for those who held tickets for Saturday’s canceled event.