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Drake delays song release in wake of Astroworld tragedy

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Drake has reportedly pulled the new song “Splash Brothers” from French Montana’s upcoming album “They Got Amnesia.”
  • The rapper made the decision following the tragedy at the Astrowold music festival, where he performed with Travis Scott.
  • The crowd surge at the Houston, Texas concert on Nov. 5 killed 10 and injured hundreds.

Drake has pulled out the new song “Splash Brothers” from French Montana’s upcoming album “They Got Amnesia”, reportedly out of respect for the victims of the Astroworld music festival.

The rapper had joined Travis Scott on stage for the Nov. 5 concert in Houston, Texas, where a crowd surge killed 10 — whose ages ranged from 9 to 27 — and injured hundreds.

French Montana’s album was scheduled to be released on Friday but “Splash Brothers” was suddenly pulled from streaming services “without warning.” The song will be released later on the album’s deluxe version.

According to insiders, Drake reportedly feels that it is not appropriate to release new music in the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy.

The tragedy’s death toll has risen to 10 earlier this week when nine-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest victim at the festival, succumbed to his injuries. The Blount family is now seeking at least $1 million in damages.

City Mayor Sylvester Turner stated, “I am saddened to learn of Ezra’s death this evening. Our city tonight prays for his mom, dad, grandparents, other family members and classmates at this time. They will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give them strength.”

Scott, whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster, has reportedly been “in a state of shock” as he continues his efforts to reach out to the victims and their families. His girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, has been supporting him.

An insider stated, “For such an unprecedented outcome, they’re handling it as best they can. Kylie understands that the situation is much bigger than anything she could ever imagine — especially with so much loss of life — and she and Travis are just doing everything they can to be present for each other and all of those who are impacted by the events at Astroworld.”

 

Source: FOX News

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