Travis Scott’s seemingly genuine gesture of wanting to cover burial costs for the deceased from Astroworld Fest has been turned down yet again — this time by the youngest victim.
The family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount — who was trampled at the concert, and later died from his injuries — is rejecting the rapper’s offer to pay for the funeral … this according to their attorney, Bob Hilliard, who just filed suit against Scott on behalf of the Blounts.
In a letter, obtained by Rolling Stone, Hilliard writes … “Your client’s offer is declined. I have no doubt Mr. Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy.”
It’s an interesting move … and certainly not the first denial Travis has faced from those who were killed at his festival. Other families of the deceased have also told him no, thanks.
Blount was laid to rest in a private ceremony last week … after he was taken off life support a few weeks following the tragedy in early November. Ezra became the 10th person in the final death toll, with hundreds more injured.
This rejection came in response to an olive branch extended by Travis’ attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, who sent the Blounts the funeral expense offer on behalf of his client, writing … “Travis is committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered and begin the long process of healing in the Houston community. Toward that end, Travis would like to pay for the funeral expenses for Mr. Blount’s son.”
BTW, if Petrocelli’s name sounds familiar … he famously repped Ron Goldman’s family in the wrongful death lawsuit against OJ Simpson and won a judgment, which Simpson still hasn’t fully paid.