Travis Scott donates 5,000 children's toys after Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott has donated 5,000 toys to children in need for Christmas following the tragic Astroworld festival.

The Highest in the Room rapper, who shares his three-year-old daughter Stormi with beauty mogul Kylie Jenner, gifted out bikes, scooters, dolls, golf sets, and other presents to families in Houston, Texas, as part of his second annual Cactus Jack toy drive.

Scott’s Cactus Jack Foundation, which launched in 2020, was designed to ’empower and enrich the lives of youth by providing access to education and creative resources to ensure long term success’.

The public appearance comes nearly two months after the Astroworld tragedy, where 10 fans died and hundreds more were left injured in a crowd surge that occurred when the performer took to the stage, in Houston.

Eight people between the ages of 14 and 27 were pronounced dead following the festival – Jacob Jurinek, 21; John Hilgert, 14; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Franco Patiño, 21; Axel Acosta, 21; Rudy Peña, 23; Madison Dubiski, 23; and Danish Baig, 27.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that all 10 victims had died from ‘compression asphyxia’, while another person’s death was listed as ‘combined toxic effects of cocaine, methamphetamine and ethanol’.


The 30-year-old producer spoke out in videos shared to his Instagram stories and acknowledged those who lost their lives on November 5.

He said: ‘I just wanna send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night. 

‘We’re actually working now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time. My fans really mean the world to me and I always want to leave them with a positive experience.’ 

Jenner, who is pregnant with their second child, also addressed the events and said she was ‘broken’, while also insisting she wasn’t aware of the fatalities when she filmed footage of the crowds for social media.

Scott was axed from the annual music festival Coachella, after organisers were urged to take action, and a Change.org petition racked up nearly 60,000 signatures, demanding for the dad-of-one to be removed from the line-up.

Following the horrific event, the families of several victims have pursued legal action against Travis, as well as Live Nation, the company that organised the event.

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