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The family of the deceased child was not interested in Scott’s offer.

During the disastrous Travis Scott performance at the Astroworld Festival earlier this month where ten people lost their lives in a massive crowd crush, the youngest victim of the incident was 9-year-old Ezra Blount. Ezra was attending the show alongside his father, Treston Blount, sitting on his shoulders, but fell to the ground in the crowd crush. As his father was rendered unconscious, Ezra was suffocated and severely injured by the pressure of the attendees. He was taken to a nearby hospital and kept in a medically-induced coma before passing several days later due to organ failure. Ezra’s family held his funeral last Tuesday.

The following day, the Blount family received an offer from Scott himself through his lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli. In addition to his condolences, Scott offered to cover the costs of Ezra’s funeral. “Travis is devastated by the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival and grieves for the families whose loved ones died or were injured. Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community. Toward that end, Travis would like to pay for the funeral expenses for Mr. Blount’s son,” Petrocelli wrote.

This offer was swiftly rejected by the Blount family through their own lawyer, Bob Hilliard. “Your client’s offer is declined. I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy,” Hilliard wrote.

Hilliard explained that while he understands Scott’s remorse, it pales in comparison to the grief felt by Ezra’s family. “To lose a child in the manner Treston lost Ezra compounds the pain,” he wrote. “As a parent, Treston cannot help but agonize over the terrible idea that Ezra’s last minutes were filled with terror, suffering, suffocation and worst of all surrounded by strangers, his dad unconscious underneath the uncontrolled crowd.”