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Ezra Blount, the 9-year-old boy who was trampled at Travis Scott's Astroworld music festival, has died.

The family's attorney Ben Crump confirmed Ezra's death in a statement late Sunday. Ezra is the youngest victim of the Astroworld tragedy.

Ezra was pronounced brain dead and removed from life support at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He had been in a medically-induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain.

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Ezra was sitting on his dad's shoulder when the crowd surged forward as surprise guest Drake took the stage at NRG Park on Nov. 5.

Treston Blount said he lost consciousness and collapsed and his son was trampled when he fell into the crowd.

The unconscious boy was admitted to Texas Children's Hospital under the name John Doe. His frantic family found him hours later and identified him.

Ezra is the second victim to die in the past week, and the tenth Astroworld death overall.

The family filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott and others on Tuesday.

Over 50,000 fans attended Day 1 of what was to be a two-day music festival. Experts say a crowd surge can produce more than 1,000 pounds of pressure at the front of the stage.

Over 100 lawsuits have been filed naming Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, NRG Park, and other entities as co-defendants.

A $26 million insurance policy was in place in case of deaths or injuries. However, lawsuit damages are expected to top $100 million.

Scott, 29, earned over $65 million from Astroworld ticket sales and sponsorships.

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An attorney representing Travis Scott claims the troubled rapper wasn't aware that people were dying as he performed at his Astroworld Festival in Houston.

Nine people died and hundreds were injured during a stampede at the music festival on Nov. 5. But Scott performed for another 40 minutes.

Attorney Edwin F. McPherson claims the rapper was unaware of the chaos and deaths until the next morning.

In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, McPherson called the chaos a "systemic breakdown" and said people should wait for the investigation before "we start pointing fingers at anyone.".

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McPherson claims the rapper nor his crew were ever informed that officials declared the concert a mass casualty event.

"He's up there trying to perform. He does not have any ability to know what's going on down below," McPherson said. "Travis didn't really understand the full effect of everything until the next morning. Truly, he did not know what was going on."

When asked about Scott's history of inciting the crowd to violence, McPherson said the rapper did what any other performer has done.

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"Travis as an artist has really grown up a lot. I have spoken personally to him about this and he really didn't understand the magnitude of his power up on the stage as a young performer. He's really matured over the years."

So far, 150 lawsuits have been filed against Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, and NRG Park where the concert was held.

The festival was insured for $26 million, but wrongful death claims are expected to surpass $100 million.

Scott has earned around $65 million overall from the festival, according to reports.

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Curvaceous WNBA star Liz Cambage shows off the hot bod that won rapper Drake's heart.

Drake is so smitten with the 30-year-old Las Vegas Aces center that he is pushing to expand the WNBA to Toronto so she can play near him.

Drake, 35, recently shared an Instagram photo that shows him embracing his new bew. He captioned the photo: "face of the franchise my mini me."

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After secretly dating the 6'-8" bombshell for a few weeks, Drake contacted the WNBA to inquire about expanding the league to his hometown of Toronto.

He wrote in his Instagram Stories, "@WNBA I need a Toronto team."

Drake's post led fans to believe he is desperate to bring Liz to Toronto so she can play near him.

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The Emo rapper faces lawsuits stemming from the tragic Astroworld Festival disaster in Houston last week. 8 people died and hundreds were injured after his surprise appearance on stage sparked a stampede.

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Travis Scott's ex-manager Shane Morris called him the "worst person" he has ever worked with after the rapper left him for dead.

In 2013, Morris, a sound engineer by trade, discovered aspiring rapper Travis Scott and took him under his wing. Shane set Travis up with free studio time and introduced him to key industry figures.

However, Morris claims Scott left him for dead in a basement after he suffered a seizure.

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In the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy that left 8 dead and hundreds injured, Morris took to TikTok to "spill a little tea" on his former client, who he called "genuinely a horrible person."

"Travis Scott is the worst person I worked with in my entire career in music," Morris said.

"Eight people are dead and hundreds more are injured after Travis Scott's callous, reckless behavior at Astroworld. And I hate to be the one saying this, but I saw this coming and I tried to tell everyone... I'm Travis Scott's former manager. I'm the one who had a seizure and I'm the one that he left for dead in a basement in Los Angeles."

Morris added:

"I can go on and on about the theft of sessions, assault, and all the lies he's told in his career but the thing that I want you to understand most is I think it's time to spill a little tea and I don't mind doing this because Travis Scott is genuinely a horrible person."

Morris admits he "artificially inflated" Scott's SoundCloud streams and Twitter followers to make the fledgling rapper appear to be more popular than he actually was so a record label would sign him.

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9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest Astroworld victim, is in a medically induced coma in a Houston ICU.

Ezra suffered a severe brain injury during a crowd surge at Travis Scott's music festival at NRG Park on Friday.

Ezra was on his father's shoulders when the crowd surge began. His dad, Treston Blount, lost consciousness and both were trampled at the front of the stage.

Dad and son were separated in the ensuing chaos. Ezra was transported to a hospital in critical condition and admitted into ICU under the name "John Doe."

His family located him at the hospital and identified him.

They are distraught and demanding answers.

"How could this happen in the city of Houston? You know, when we go to concerts and different events we expect safety and security," Ezra's grandfather told ABC News.

Treston Blount launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for his son's medical expenses.

He wrote in the summary:

"We attended Travis Scott's Astro world fest I had my son on my shoulders awaiting drakes stage appearance I began to be crushed until I couldn't breathe I passed out And I woke up and my son was gone and due to his severe injuries which are swelling in the back of brain damage and trauma to nearly all organs we are certain that he was trampled and is still in induced coma we are thankful for his life and thankful for all the prayers and positivity we are asking for donations for his medical bills and anything that comes along with this tragedy."

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Drake apparently ignored the advice of his counsel and is speaking out about the tragic deaths during Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival.

In a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Drake called the stampede that resulted in 8 deaths a "devastating tragedy."

"I hate resorting to this platform to express an emotion as delicate as grief but this is where I find myself. My heart is broken for the families and friends of those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering."

The Emo rapper added:

"I will continue to pray for all of them, and will be of service in any way I can. May God be with you all."

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Travis Scott faces lawsuits from injured victims and families of deceased fans. Drake is also named in at least one lawsuit for "inciting the crowd."

Drake was a special guest at the concert and was not a scheduled act.

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Travis Scott has offered to cover the funeral expenses for fans who died at his Astroworld Festival.

TMZ reports Scott will fully cover any and all funeral costs for the 8 people who passed away at the concert this weekend.

The families haven't said if they will accept his offer. A few families created GoFundMe accounts to raise funeral expenses.

According to TMZ, Scott will partner with BetterHelp -- a network of mental health professionals -- to offer mental health services, for free.

Scott also announced he will refund all tickets to Astroworld.

The troubled rapper is desperate to repair his public image amid reports that he has a history of encouraging his fans to harm themselves.

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Bryanna Morales, 17, poses at a makeshift memorial on the NRG Park grounds near where 8 people died. Morales was among hundreds injured during a crowd surge on Friday night.

Morales says she was knocked down twice and injured her foot during the concert. She says "the medical staff was not properly trained. I was taken into the medical tent because I was having a hard time breathing and all they did was hand me a bottle of water and told me to sit in the corner."

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The show will not go on for Travis Scott. Sources say the embattled rapper was dropped as headliner of the upcoming Day N Vegas music festival.

The troubled rapper faces lawsuits and allegations that he put his fans' lives in danger by allegedly encouraging them to sneak into his Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday.

8 people died and hundreds more were injured during a stampede and rumors of fentanyl overdoses in the crowd.

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Scott was scheduled to headline the Day N Vegas festival on Saturday, Nov. 13, but a source says he was asked to withdraw. Other festivals are also contacting Scott's team to express their concerns.

"What music festival wants that kind of publicity?," the source said.

Other sources claim he cancelled because he was "too distraught to play."

On Sunday, the first lawsuit was filed against the rapper, his management, a concert promoter, and NRG Park where the festival was held.

Concertgoer Kristian Paredes says he was "seriously injured during the stampede and crowd surge on Friday.

He is asking for $1 million in damages.

Meanwhile, Scott has offered to refund all tickets to the 2-day Astroworld Festival. Day 2, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, was canceled following the disaster.

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The first lawsuit has been filed against troubled rapper Travis Scott after eight people lost their lives during his Astroworld Festival on Friday.

Kristian Paredes, 23, from Austin, Texas, was "seriously injured" during a deadly stampede at NRG Park in Houston on Nov. 5.

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In the lawsuit, obtained by DailyMail.com, Paredes accused Scott of "inciting the crowd" to surge forward.

Paredes' attorney said people were trampled at the front when Scott initiated a countdown and then emerged onstage with special guest Drake around 9 p.m. Friday. Drake was not among the scheduled performers.

"The crowd became chaotic and a stampede began leaving eight dead and dozens including Kristian Paredes severely injured," the court papers stated.

"Many begged security guards hired by Live Nation Entertainment for help, but were ignored," the document says.

The lawsuit said Drake and the other defendants, Live Nation and NRG Park, "knew or should have known of" Scott's "prior conduct."

The lawsuit claimed the injuries and deaths were due to the "negligence, carelessness and recklessness" of the "defendants, their agents, servants and employees, in the ownership, management, maintenance, operation, supervision, and the control of the subject premises."

Paredes is asking for $1 million in damages. He is seeking a jury trial.

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Hours after the tragedy, Scott's Astroworld team released a statement claiming a man was going around injecting people with an unknown substance.

However, an ICU nurse who attended the concert said no one saw a man injecting anyone.

"It was definitely overcrowded," ICU nurse Madeline Eskins told Rolling Stone.

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Eskins said the medical staff were untrained and inexperienced. She said they didn't know how to check for a pulse, and as a result, they performed CPR on people who had a pulse and didn't need chest compressions.

"Some of these medical staff had little to no experience with CPR - didn't know how to check a pulse, carotid or femoral," Eskins wrote on Instagram.

"Compressions were being done without a pulse check so ppl who had a pulse were getting CPR, but meanwhile there was not enough people to rotate out doing compressions on individuals that were actually pulseless. The medical staff didn't have the tools to do their jobs and despite the crowd around us trying to get someone to stop the concert they just kept going, even though Travis acknowledged that someone in the crowd needed an ambulance."

Scott was criticized for finishing his 75-minute set while chaos swirled around him.

On Saturday, Scott shared a video on social media in which he showed no remorse and claimed to care about his fans.
 

 
His words conflicted with his past behavior. The 29-year-old rapper was twice convicted of encouraging fans to jump security barriers and rush the stage at previous concerts.

In 2017, a fan was paralyzed after he was pushed off a "severely overcrowded" balcony during a concert at Terminal 5 in New York City.

Kyle Green's attorneys say Friday's deaths could have been prevented had Scott learned his lesson from the past.

Green, who is in a wheelchair, sued Scott, his management, a concert promoter, and a security company in 2017. His lawsuit is still pending.

Video taken by a fan at the same concert in 2017 shows Scott encouraging another fan to jump from the balcony.

"I see you, but are you gonna do it?" Scott repeatedly asked the fan. "They gonna catch you. Don't be scared. Don't be scared!"

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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.
 
READ ALSO: 8 dead, 300+ injured after stampede at Travis Scott's Astroworld
 
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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