Fortnite stopped selling a Travis Scott “emote” on its game, after eight people were killed while Scott performed in Houston.

Players can purchase emotes for their characters to express themselves in the game. The music is from Scott’s single ‘Out West.’

Following a declaration declaring a mass casualty, 30-year-old rapper continued to perform for another 30 minutes.

Fortnite said later that the entire shop had been deleted, and not only the Scott-related emote, but without providing any explanation.

Scott was Fortnite’s star performer last year and earned $20 Million as the result of his nine-minute, digital concert attended by 27.7M players.

The 'emote', an in-game expression which players can buy for their characters, features music from Scott's 'Out West' single. Scott last year raked in $20 million from Fortnite as the star of a nine-minute digital concert which was attended by 27.7 million players.

Scott’s music is featured in the emote, which allows players to buy an expression for their character. Scott, who was last year Fortnite’s star performer in a nine-minute video concert attended by 27.7M players, earned $20 million.

Fortnite later said that it had deleted a whole section of the shop, not just the emote relating to Scott, without giving any reason

Fortnite stated later it had deleted an entire section of the shop without giving reason.

The rapper stated that it was an opportunity for him to “go to the maximum”, to make a world where permits don’t allow, fire marshals can’t, and building codes won’t permit.

Scott, who has twice been convicted for encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts, has built a reputation for ‘going to the max’ with his concerts.

This raucous energy struck tragically on Friday night, leaving eight people dead, including a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. 

As Scott was about to perform, hundreds of people were hurt. 

Scott and Drake have been sued by a man aged 24 for inciting violence. The man claims that he sustained severe injuries and has demanded $1,000,000 to help with medical costs.

Separate legal action has been launched against Scott by the relatives of 21-year-old Axel Acosta who was crushed to death in the scrum.

His father Edgar Acosta on Monday held a press conference with Texas attorney Tony Buzbee, saying: ‘They need to make things change in these type of events.

“Today it’s me. lost my son. Could have been you.  

Scott continues to sing as the limp bodies of his audience are carried above their heads and people beg them to quit. 

Although the show was discontinued 30 minutes early, it was rescheduled half an hour later than planned. However, this happened after a “mass casualty” had been declared by fire departments.  

Scott, 30, continued to perform for up to 30 minutes as people were killed and crowds chanted 'stop the show' at NRG Park in Houston on Friday night

Scott (30 years old) continued performing for 30 minutes, as many people died and crowds shouted “stop the show!” at NRG Park Houston on Friday evening.

Social media video shows fans begging Travis Scott to stop his Astroworld Festival Friday night during the crowd surge that left at least eight death and hundreds injured

The crowd chanted 'stop the show' as concertgoers were being knocked down and crushed by other attendees

A social media video captures fans asking Travis Scott for help to end his Astroworld Festival Friday night. The crowd surge left hundreds of people injured and eight dead. As concertgoers were crushed and knocked to the ground by others, fans chanted “Stop the Show!”

One video shows an ambulance trying to navigate through crowds, and taking over 10 minutes to get to the patient.

Another video shows Scott and his entourage rushing onto the stage in order to say something.

Scott said to everyone, “Y’all” before turning his attention to the people, just as the music began to play again.

Then he asked his companions in the crowd to give a ‘ground shake’. 

Scott is from Houston and offered to cover funeral expenses for victims of the crush, while Live Nation stated that all attendees would receive full refunds.

The incident has been investigated by police and approximately a dozen lawsuits filed.

23-year-old Ole Miss student was taken from her brother in an Astroworld stampede. She is now the eighth and most fatal victim of Travis Scott’s concert. 


The eighth victim of Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert was a 23-year old former student at Ole Miss whose brother attempted to rescue her before she vanished into the crowd.  

Madison Dubiski, of Cypress, and her younger brother Ty were at the concert in Houston, Texas, together on Friday night. 

According to The Houston Chronicle, they were pulled apart physically during the performance and Ty attempted to rescue her. Madison, however, was taken into the crowd by Ty. 

Dubiski is one of the eight who died in the chaos that followed. Scott kept going with the set for at most 30 minutes, defying panicked concert-goers and refusing to stop. There were hundreds of injuries, and thirteen are still in critical condition. 

According to the Houston Chronicle, Dubiski was a student at the University of Mississippi from 2016 through 2017. She worked as an advertising and marketing professional. Cy-Fair High School was where Dubiski attended. She was Varsity cheerleader at the school and also a member National Charity League. It is a service organization that offers community services for middle- and high-school mothers.

According to friends, Michelle was Michelle’s best friend. Ty graduated from Cy-Fair High School in 2019.  

The eighth and final fatality at Travis Scott's Astroworld concert has been identified as Madison Dubiski, 23, of Cypress

Madison Dubiski (23) of Cypress was identified as the eighth and final victim at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert.

Dubiski was at the show with her younger brother Ty, but the two were pulled apart in the crowd

Ty Dubiski, her younger brother was also at the show. However, the pair were pulled apart by the crowd.

Riley Dimeo shared a tribute on Facebook for Dubiski, who she called her ‘best friend, secret keeper, sissy, and soulmate’

Riley Dimeo wrote a Facebook tribute for Dubiski. Dubiski was her best friend secret keeper sissy, soulmate, and sister.

Lauren Vogler, a classmate from high school, stated that her daughter was bright and uplifting. She is also a sweet, kind, and loving girl. She said, “When we were young, I cheered alongside her and she was always so kind.” She was the life and soul of the party, loved by many.

Vogler stated that Dubiski, a passionate Astros fan and her favourite color was pink, was there always for her friends. Vogler added, “She was definitely one the ‘too glamorous to give a damn! kind of girl.

Riley Dimeo wrote a Facebook tribute for Dubiski. Riley called Dubiski her “best friend”, secret keeper and sissy” and added that she will miss Astroworld.

Madison became my friend and brought such love and joy into my life. I am not sure what life will be like without Madison. You would have known mads if you’d been privileged enough to get to know her. Every person that she came across in her life felt special and appreciated. She made everyone feel accepted.

Dimeo said, “I can’t wrap my mind around this tragedy and accept the fact that she has passed. Our girl will be rewarded with justice. It is clear to me that she is the greatest angel of Heaven. You are my friend, my protector angel. I love you forever. You are my best friend until we meet again. Through this time of sorrow, please keep her friends and family in your prayers. 

Franco Patino (21-year-old University of Dayton student) was also among the victims. He was there with Jacob Jurinek (20-year-old), when they were both trampled and killed. 

Jurinek bought tickets for his 21st Birthday on November 20, six months prior to the event. 

These two men, both from Naperville in Illinois, grew up in the same neighborhood and met at elementary school. They were celebrating their reunion at the concert. 

The two of them met in elementary school [in Naperville]Franco’s brother Cesar Patino said that they were “best friends all the way through our lives.”  

21-year-old Patino was a student at the University of Dayton in southern Ohio, where he studied engineering

20-year-old Jurinek was studying journalism at Southern Illinois University

Franco Patino, a University of Dayton student (left), was also among the victims. He was there with Jacob Jurinek (20 years old), when they were both trampled and killed. 

Patino (left) and Jurinek grew up in the same Illinois town and were best friends

Jurinek (left) was born in the same Illinois village as Patino and they were close friends.

John Hilgert (14 years old) was one of eight victims in Friday’s horrific crush that killed 8 people at Houston’s Astroworld Festival.

Hilgert, left, was a ninth grader at Memorial High School and was remembered as a talented baseball player, as well as a popular student

Hilgert, left, was a ninth grader at Memorial High School and was remembered as a talented baseball player, as well as a popular student

Hilgert was pictured at the same time as Houston's medical examiner shared a photo of another male victim's body they were unable to identify

Hilgert was also photographed as Houston’s physician shared a photograph of another male victim that they couldn’t identify 

Scott organized the lineup for the Astroworld Festival in his native Houston

Scott organized the Astroworld Festival lineup in Houston, Texas.

Patino was a huge fan of the rapper, traveling from southern Ohio to Houston for the concert, according to WGN9.  

Jurinek (also known as Jake) attended Southern Illinois University. 

Patino was studying engineering and was a member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Alpha Psi Lambda.  

Additionally, he was a part the society’s special interests house which he co-founded with Andy Prieto.

Patino stated that Andy and his wife worked tirelessly to realize this dream because they believed it was necessary to provide a place for Hispanics in the institution.    

Jurinek, a junior journalist at SIU, is listed on the ‘People Finder’ site.  

SIU Chancellor Austin A. stated that he was heartbroken by the loss of Jacob Jurinek from Saluki Family. He also extends his deepest condolences and sympathies to his loved ones. Lane issued a statement in his honor on Sunday. “Jacob, a talented, intelligent young person, had a promising career, both in advertising and journalism. While we are mourning this loss, we will be keeping Jacob’s loved ones and close friends in our hearts.

John Hilgert was 14 years old, the youngest victim. 

Spring Branch ISD spokeswoman said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student and his family as well as to all of their friends and staff at Memorial.” It is an awful loss and MHS is still grieving.

“Please remember the family of this student as they deal with this terrible tragedy. Next week, counselors will be available for students to provide any support or assistance.

Justin Higgs was John’s favorite baseball coach and he also shared a sincere tribute via Instagram. He said, ‘RIP John Hilgert. The Almighty granted him the call up to the Major Leagues. John had an immediate impact on everyone who knew him. They will always remember him. John has a place in my heart that I won’t forget. 

You had to love that child. There was no other way than to love him for who he is. He was passionate about baseball. It was a pleasure to coach him. Many prayers go out to any of his friends, teammates, and his family… especially Ms. Hilgert. 

“One of the most kind and caring people I have ever known. John was an Angel the whole time I knew him… impacting others for good and he himself was a legend. John, the legend. John, we will meet again. My friend, keep an eye on us until then. Great kid, pitcher, catcher. His life was full of joy. 

Hilgret attended Friday’s concert with his long-time friend, Robby Hendrix, 15.

Hendrix’s mother, Tracy Faulkner, bought her son’s ticket it for his birthday and ‘ultimately regrets the decision.’

Faulkner said to Houston Chronicle, “Everything that happened on that night was tragic”. “They were in the exact same spot at the same moment and they both came home, one of them we’ll never see again.”

According to her, Hilgret was a friend of Hendrix for many years. They played together football.

“John was an excellent student, athlete, and polite. She said that John was her sweetest and most intelligent young man. 

Hilgert was also photographed as Houston’s Medical Examiner shared photos of another male victim that they weren’t able to identify.

The family of the man has now come forward and they have identified him as Axel Acosta (21 KTRK). 

Axel Acosta, 21, had traveled from Washington to attend the festival - his first concert. Cops shared a photo of his body after they were unable to identify him

21-year-old Axel Acosta had traveled from Washington for the festival. It was his first concert. Cops took photos of Axel’s body to help them identify him. 

Acosta's father Edgar, pictured left, says he struggled to file a missing person's report because the family live out-of-state

Edgar Acosta, Acosta’s father, is pictured right. He says that he had difficulty filing a missing persons report due to the fact that his family lives out of state.

A makeshift memorial was placed outside NRG Park, where the festival was held

An unofficial memorial was set up outside NRG Park where the festival took place.

Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston holds its own memorial for the victims

Houston Annunciation Catholic Church has its own memorial in honor of the victims

A visitor writes a note at the NRG Park memorial

An anonymous visitor leaves a message at the NRG Park Memorial

According to Cynthia, Acosta’s aunt had traveled from Washington for his first ever concert. Edgar, Acosta’s father, identified his remains at Memorial Medical Hospital. 

Acosta was 21 years old last month. He had been studying computer science in Western Washington University. According to his father, he was unable to file missing persons’ reports in the aftermath of the tragic crush due the fact that the family is out of state.   

The brother of one of the victims lashed out at the poorly managed event, which was run by ‘horrible people’ 

Danish Baig (27) was among the people who succumbed to an explosion at the concert.  

Basil Baig confirms that Baig was murdered while trying to help a relative in the stampede during the concert. 

Basil shared the following Facebook post: “My brother was murdered in an awful Astroworld event, which was poorly managed and supervised by such terrible people,” 

He was kind enough to praise his brother’s courage, and called him a “beautiful spirit.”  

Others whose deaths have been confirmed to various news outlets are 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez and Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Peña, 23.

Danish Baig, 27, pictured, was killed at Travis Scott's Astroworld after saving a relative during the stampede on Friday, his brother said

Danish Baig, 27, (right) was killed by Travis Scott’s Astroworld.

Rodolfo 'Rudy' Pena, 23, was an aspiring model and dreamed of one day being a US Border Patrol agent. He died of cardiac arrest

Rodolfo “Rudy” Pena was 23 years old and an aspirant model. He hoped to one day become a US Border Patrol agent. He was struck with cardiac arrest and died.

Pena died of cardiac arrest after being injured at the show

Pena, who was injured during the show, suffered from cardiac arrest. 

Basil wrote that Basil had saved his brother from the horrible acts being committed to my sister-in-law. 

“My brother Danish Baig” [is]A beautiful spirit who is admired by others[e]His smile was infectious and brightened up everyone’s day. My sister-in law was saved by him last night through his bravery. 

“I was there, but I couldn’t save my brother.” 

Basil stated that people were “hitting, pushing and shoveling” and that they didn’t care about anyone’s lives. 

He claimed that Stormi, the baby daddy of Kylie Jenner and superstar rapper Stormi, ‘provoked’ these people to do exactly that [stampede]And he called for more, calling people to the stage and encouraging them to join the crowd. He did not interrupt the show. 

Basil said that Basil was also saying, “This wasn’t the end of my family. I will do everything in my power to ensure that he is tried and convicted.” 

His brother Basil (second left) confirmed his brother's (left) death on Facebook and called what he did a 'courageous act'

Basil, his brother (second from left), confirmed the death of his brother (left) on Facebook. He called it a “courageous act” 

Brianna, pictured with her mother, was killed at the event

Brianna (pictured here with her mother) was shot and killed during the event 

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, (left) was a dancer and junior in high school. On Saturday, the family of 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez confirmed that she was one of the eight victims who died

Brianna Rodriguez, 16 (left), was a dancer who also attended high school as a junior. Brianna Rodriguez, 16, was a dancer and junior in high school. Her family confirmed her death on Saturday.

Scott shared a message on his Instagram on Saturday, where he told fans he was 'devastated' and was 'working closely with authorities'

Scott posted a Saturday message to his Instagram, in which he said he was “devastated” and that he was working closely with authorities. 

Eight people were killed at the event after a crowd surge happened

Following a large crowd surge, the event saw eight deaths. 

One witness described it as a 'floor of bodies' and fans were screaming at to 'stop the show'

It was described by one witness as “a floor of bodies” and the fans shouted at each other to stop it.

The chaos began after Scott took the stage. The star completed his set

After Scott had taken the stage, chaos ensued. He was done with his set. 

Their families identified two other victims as having died in the tragedy.  

Brianna Rodriguez, 16, People confirmed, and Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Peña, 23, confirmed by the Laredo Morning Times, were among the eight. 

Rodriguez was both a dancer as well as a senior in high school. 

On Facebook, she wrote, “Gone from our websites, but not from our hearts,” to her family. 

To help her family with their funeral costs, they set up a GoFundMe account. From its $30,000 goal, it has raised $8.910  

Peña was an aspiring model and had dreams of becoming a U.S. Border Patrol agent, according to USA Today.  

To attend the Houston show with friends, he drove for five hours from Laredo. He died in cardiac arrest.  

According to his sister, the Laredo Morning News reported that he was the most sweet and outgoing person they knew. Travis was his favorite artist and he loved Travis.

Around 2pm hundreds of fans stormed the festival's VIP entrance. About seven hours later the surge in front of the main stage killed eight people but the two events appear to be unrelated

At 2:20, hundreds of festival-goers stormed into the VIP area. Seven hours later, eight were killed by a crowd in front the main stage. The two incidents appear unrelated

About 50,000 people were present at the Astroworld Festival held at NRG Park Friday. Witnesses claimed chaos broke out when Scott performed. 

At 9:15 pm, the surge occurred and the “mass casualty event” was announced. The concert was stopped by Live Nation at 10.10 p.m. 

On Friday night, hundreds of people were captured rushing through the VIP entry at Live Nation’s event. This raised concerns about crowd control and overcrowding. 

Scott, aged 29, performed after eight others were crushed to death, including two children and a teenager. One witness called it a “floor of bodies.” 

Video circulating on Twitter shows fans chanting ‘stop the show’ as concertgoers were being knocked down and crushed by other attendees.  

Scott called for assistance at one point, even though he had completed the 75 minute performance. He was also seen standing on a platform holding his microphone as chaos below him.

The chaos continued and the rapper finished his performance. He even glanced in the direction passed out fans while the show was going on. Scott stopped his performance at least one time and asked for security help to comfort the fans on the front row. 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed during a press conference Saturday that the dead ranged in age from 14 to 27. The cause of their deaths has yet to be determined.  

Scott’s girlfriend Kylie Jenner was at the event and is currently pregnant. She posted a video of an ambulance attending to the sick and dying as chaos ensued.  

However, other video clips from that night show distraught fans begining concert staff to stop their performance and rescue them from this surge.

‘People are f***ing dying, I want to save somebody’s life,’ a man said as he climbed on a platform where a cameraman was filming the performance.