Travis Scott took to Instagram Saturday night (pictured), speaking out for the first time since at least eight people died during his performance at Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott, pictured on Instagram, took to Instagram Saturday evening (pictured), to speak out about the death of at least eight people during his performance in Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott made his first public statement Saturday night following the deaths of at least eight and injuries to hundreds during Friday’s concert at Astroworld Festival. While defending himself, he also offered his condolences for those who had lost loved ones during the concert.

‘My fans… really mean the world to me and I always want to leave them with a positive experience,’ Scott, 29, said on his Instagram stories Saturday.

“Whenever I am able to see the situation, I will stop it and help the person in need. The severity of this situation was something I couldn’t imagine.

Houston’s music festival witnessed a raucous crowd surge toward Scott’s performance. It knocked other concertgoers off the stage and squeezed them so tight that they couldn’t breathe or move their arms.

The rapper said, “To those who lost their loved ones last night,” and that he was working to identify the families in order to help them get through this difficult time.

‘I’m honestly just devastated… I could never imagine anything like this just happening.’ 

Scott says he works closely with local authorities in investigating the crowd surge. 

He said, “We have been working with everybody to try and get to the root of this.” “If you have information to share, contact the authorities.

He told his followers he’d keep them up to date about the investigation. 

Troy Finner (Chief of Police in Houston) claimed Saturday at a press conference that an insane man had injected at most one person with opioids.

“One narrative was that an individual was injecting others with drugs. According to Finner, we do have the report of a security guard, which was treated by medical personnel last night.

The crowd at the Houston-based music festival surged toward the stage during Scott's performance, knocking other concertgoers over and squeezing them together so tightly that they could not breathe or move their arms

Houston’s music festival witnessed a raucous crowd surge toward Scott’s performance. It knocked other concertgoers off the stage and squeezed them so tight that they couldn’t breathe.

Social media video shows fans begging Travis Scott to stop his performance

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

Fans begged Travis Scott to stop with his show in a social media video. As concertgoers were being crushed and knocked to the ground by others, fans chanted “Stop the Show!”

Scott, 29, continued to perform after eight people were crushed to death

Scott, aged 29, performed after eight were killed.

“He reached over to grab or restrain a citizen, and felt something in his neck.

They administered Narcan to him after he became unconscious. The medical personnel noticed a similar prick to what you might get from an injector. He was then revived.

The identity of the drug that was instilled into the security guard is unknown. However, Narcan is used for people who overdose on opioids including fentanyl.

It has not been reported that concertgoers were given drugs.

The cause of the fatal crush, which also injured 25 others, remains unknown. There have been no further developments on the arrest of the needle-stabber.

On Friday, approximately 50,000 people attended Astroworld Festival at NRG Park. Witnesses claimed chaos broke out when Scott performed. 

Houston Chief of Police Troy Finner (pictured) claimed at a press conference Saturday that a crazed man injected at least one person with opioids during the chaos

Troy Finner, Houston Chief of Police (pictured), claimed that at least one person was injected with opioids by a mad man during Saturday’s chaos at a press conference

Approximately 50,000 people attended the sold-out Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday. Witnesses said the chaos broke out after Scott took the stage to perform

On Friday, approximately 50,000 people attended Astroworld Festival at NRG Park. Witnesses reported that chaos broke out as Scott began performing.

Medics are seen transporting patients and performing CPR

CPR is performed by CPR-trained medics.

Scott, 29 years old, continued performing after eight victims were killed, including two children aged 14 and 16. Scott was part of a “floor” that witnesses described as an “earth-floor”. 

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. Another video shows him standing on a platform while chaos was unfolding below.   

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner revealed during a press conference Saturday that the dead ranged in age from 14 to 27. 

The victims’ families are being notified by police. They are still unknown as to the cause of death. 

Turner said that 26 people were brought to the hospital by Turner after the ‘tragic events’. 13 of these are still being hospitalized including 5 who are younger than 18. 

The University of Dayton confirmed to that one of their students was among those killed. 

Franco Patino (21 years old), was killed while going to a Houston concert. Franco was an engineering technology major with minor in human movements biomechanics. The university released a statement. 

President Eric F. Spina sends condolences to Patino’s family and campus community. 

Patino had been involved in extracurricular activities on campus and was most recently working as a student in the Mason co-op program.   

His fraternity, Alpha Psi Lambda, also issued condolences to his friends and family. 

The organization posted on Facebook that Franco “Cuauhocelotl”, Patino, had passed away.

“We send our deepest condolences and sympathies to his loved ones, including friends, family members, Alpha Nu Chapter, and anyone else who is affected by this tragedy. His memory will be cherished forever.  

University of Dayton student Franco Patino, 21, was among those killed at the concert

Franco Patino (21) from the University of Dayton was among those who were killed in concert.

Basil Mirza Baig announced Saturday that Astroworld had lost his brother Danish Baig.

Baig said that her brother had been killed by this terrible event, and it was poorly managed. 

“People were tromped on, walked and stomped upon.” My brother saved my sister-in-law from all these horrible things. In the end, he died.

Baig described Danish as a beautiful soul who put everyone before himself, including his fiancée.

“Last night, he saved my sister in law from the horrible things being done. “I am speechless and experiencing true trauma after this incident,” he said.

“I was there, but I couldn’t save my brother. The people were pushing, prodding and shoveling and didn’t care about anyone’s life.

Baig was also accused by rapper Baig of inciting chaos and calling people onto the stage to join the crowd. 

Baig cautioned that this isn’t the end. “My family will do everything we can to ensure that he is brought to justice.