Rick Kern/Getty Images

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.

Erika Goldring/WireImage

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?"

Bob Levey/Getty Images

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.

Johnny Nunez/WireImage

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

 
This has been your Medical Minute.

DISCLAIMER

Any medical information published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. Sandrarose.com and its affiliates cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following information found on this blog.

Photo may have been deleted

John W. Ferguson/Getty Images

NeNe Leakes called out a former co-worker for selfishly using her for their personal gain. The mom-of-two made the comment on Twitter.com on Friday.

"Have you ever worked with a sociopath who used you for their personal gain to achieve what they want for themselves."

She followed up with, "You see there's something wrong, You know something is wrong but you do nothing to stop it. Why? Do you lack empathy?"

Some of NeNe's followers guessed she was calling out Andy Cohen, who previously worked as a producer for Bravo before stepping down.

Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

As you know, a sociopath is a mentally and emotionally unstable person who suffers from antisocial personality disorder or narcissism.

Many sociopaths are socially likable people who tend to be charming, handsome and regarded highly by their peers.

But they lack empathy for others, and they can be manipulative and deceitful. A sociopath is a backstabber who smiles in your face while twisting the knife.

The entertainment industry is full of sociopaths and narcissists. Some would say NeNe herself is a narcissist who uses others for her own selfish needs.

Question: Who do you think NeNe is referring to?

This is an open post where you can discuss any subject matter. This post will not be censored or moderated. Disqus may automatically moderate certain words considered offensive. There are no rules in Open Posts. So enter at your own risk.

Photo by Sheri Determan/WENN.com

50 Cent faked being overcome by his emotions during the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month.

The "In Da Club" rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, received the 2,686th star, and was saluted at the ceremony by his longtime collaborators and mentors, Dr. Dre and Eminem, as well as his girlfriend Jamira Haines (pictured above), and co-stars LaLa Anthony and Joseph Sikora, comedian Michael Blackmon and more.

Photo by Sheri Determan/WENN.com

During the special presentation, 50 stepped up to the podium to thank his guests for their support, and he appeared to fight back tears as he paused and took deep breaths midway through his speech. Fiddy later admitted he faked his emotions to win "cool points" on social media.

Photo by Sheri Determan/WENN.com

The 44-year-old rapper and actor admits he was nervous ahead of the Walk of Fame ceremony, but the big emotional moment, which prompted the crowd to cheer him on, was just for dramatic effect, because he thought it would make him look cool, WENN.com reported.

50 also said he didn't prepare his speech in advance, so pretending to grow emotional helped to buy him time.

Photo by Sheri Determan/WENN.com

He confessed that expressing his emotions doesn't come easily - which is typical of sociopaths such as narcissists.

"I was working on that... to be emotional...," he told ABC's The View. "And when I got there, I knew that when I was really under pressure, that I should just (pause and pretend to take a few breaths)... and I knew that that would give me just a little bit of cool points for getting emotional at that point."

Photo by Sheri Determan/WENN.com

The media mogul said he regrets not being more prepared for his big moment.

He told daytime talk show Strahan, Sara & Keke: "I wasn't really excited about it until everybody was there, until they had Em and Dre... and I was like, 'Yo, I shoulda wrote something down!'"

Dylann Roof

With the Charleston Church Shooting dominating headlines, many in the news media are tossing around the words 'sociopath' and 'psychopath' as if they are interchangeable. But there are distinct differences between the two personalities that sets them apart from each other.

To make it simple, a sociopath is someone with a personality disorder (like narcissism) who is less likely to kill you. A psychopath is an individual with a serious mental defect who is more likely to kill you and everyone in your family.

Read more »

Brian Williams Savannah Guthrie

Scroll down for updates...

NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams is toast. Stick a fork in his career; it's done.

Not since Dan Rather has a respected newsman's career unraveled so spectacularly in real time.

Read more »

Brian Williams

NBC anchor and news editor Brian Williams is under fire for lying through his teeth about nearly being shot down in a military helicopter while covering the Iraq war for NBC News. And now Williams is in the hot seat for possibly lying about his experiences during Hurricane Katrina.

Read more »

Why Psychopaths Are More Successful

When you hear the word "psychopath" you think of serial murderers. But a new book is debunking the myth that all psychopaths are bad.

In their book, The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success, Andy McNab and Oxford psychology professor Kevin Dutton says possessing certain psychopathic traits can put you on the road to success.

Read more »

No Charges Against George Zimmerman

The Orlando Sentinel described the house where George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie moved into as a "$240,000 show place with a pool."

Police were called to the house today in response to a domestic dispute between the Zimmerman's In a 911 call, Shellie said Zimmerman punched her father in the face, knocking his glasses off. When asked if her father needed medical attention, Shellie said she believed her father's nose was broken.

Despite telling police Zimmerman "had his hand on his gun" and threatened to shoot her, Shellie will not press charges.

"They both have declined to press charges against George," Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell said. "We have no victim no crime."

Listen to the 911 audio

Read more »