Unconfirmed Reports Reveal Astroworld Festival Victims May Have Been Injected With Drugs

The youngest person killed at the event was reportedly just 10 years old.

BYHayley Hynes
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Day two of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival was expected to kick off today, but after eight attendees were tragically killed on day one, the Houston rapper decided to shut down the event. Early this afternoon he shared a statement, expressing his disbelief over the mass casualty that occurred on Friday night.

“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” the “MAFIA” artist wrote on Twitter. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”

The upsetting incident has made headlines worldwide, and according to TMZ, some sources are sharing that a patron of the event may have been injecting others in the crowd with drugs. Someone closely linked to the festival allegedly told the site that authorities are currently trying to determine if attendees who went into cardiac arrest during the stampede were also injected.

Reports say that at least one of the victims was seen foaming at the mouth before going into cardiac arrest, which could be considered evidence that there was foul play involved. One of the eight people killed while attending Astroworld Festival was reportedly just 10 years old. RIP.

Unconfirmed Reports Reveal Astroworld Festival Victims May Have Been Injected With Drugs
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TMZ acknowledges that they have not yet confirmed this news, although their source is allegedly a key person involved in the festival, so the speculation could turn out to be the truth further down the road. Aside from the unfortunate loss of life, over 300 people also sustained injuries in the crowd. 

For more information on what went down at Travis Scott’s festival, read our initial report on the incident.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.