By Sandra Rose  | 

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Travis Scott continued to perform for 40 minutes as concertgoers tragically died during his Astroworld Festival on Friday night.

8 people are confirmed dead and hundreds were injured during a crowd surge and stampede at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on Nov. 5.
 
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In dozens of videos uploaded to the Internet, Scott looked on as paramedics performed CPR on unresponsive young people.

He continued performing for another 40 minutes while kids as young as 14 were loaded into ambulances. He reportedly encouraged concertgoers to make "the ground shake" as bodies lay at their feet.

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Scott claims he didn't know what was happening, but there is video evidence that he was at least aware that something was wrong.

The crowd repeatedly chanted "Stop the show!" In one video, Scott says, "Who asked me to stop?"

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The 29-year-old rapper has a troubling history of violence and injuries at his concerts.

He was arrested in Chicago in 2015 and again in Arkansas in 2017 for urging fans to storm the stage and inciting a riot in the mosh pit that left a security guard and concertgoers injured.

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In 2017, Scott was sued by a fan who was paralyzed after the rapper urged people to jump off a balcony at a concert in New York.

Kyle Green's lawyers say the deaths in Houston could have been avoided if Scott had learned his lesson in the past.
 
In a video posted on Reddit.com, Scott urged his fans to beat up a young man who stole one of his sneakers.
 

 
In a video uploaded to social media on Saturday, Scott shows no remorse as he claims to care about the well-being of his fans.
 

 

What is a High-Functioning Sociopath?

A sociopath is someone over 18 who exhibits antisocial behaviors, has little regard for others, and a disturbing lack of conscience.

They may be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) as adults or conduct disorder as children.

They engage in risky behaviors that typically harm others for the benefit of themselves. They often lie, cheat, are manipulative, and show no remorse for their behavior.

According to Healthline.com, people who have an easier time engaging in these dishonest behaviors may be called high-functioning sociopaths.

Sociopaths harm others and pretend to show remorse only when they are caught or in trouble.

Sociopaths typically break rules or make impulsive decisions without feeling compassion or empathy for others.

Sociopaths only care about the outcome of their behavior, not the consequences.

Sociopaths will urge someone to jump off a roof because they want to see the outcome: injuries. They only consider the consequences afterwards -- and only if they get into trouble.

A reasonable person would expect serious injury or death if someone jumped off a roof or a balcony.

Sociopaths have a "callous indifference" or disregard for the pain and suffering of others.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Antisocial Behavior in Sociopaths:

Sociopaths exhibit behaviors that show a pattern of at least three of the following:

  • Never learning from their mistakes
  • No respect for social norms or laws; Constantly break rules
  • Lie and deceive others for personal gain
  • Exhibit risky behavior without considering the consequences
  • Aggressive or aggravated behavior
  • Don't consider the safety of others
  • Irresponsible; often late for appointments or not paying their bills on time
  • Lack of guilt or remorse when they harm or mistreat others
  • A sense of superiority over others
  • Inability to maintain longterm relationships
  • Taking risks at the expense of others
  • Getting into trouble with the law
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Threatening suicide without ever acting on the threats

 
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