In an Instagram post today, Kanye West has demanded that Billie Eilish apologize to Travis Scott. At a concert earlier this week, Eilish stopped her show and said, “I wait for people to be OK before I keep going,” when a fan needed an inhaler. West took that as shade toward Scott, who West said will perform with him during his headlining Coachella 2022 set. Eilish is also a headliner at this year’s festival. He wrote:
COME ON BILLIE WE LOVE YOU PLEASE APOLOGIZE TO TRAV AND TO THE FAMILIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES NO ONE INTENDED THIS TO HAPPEN TRAV DIDN’T HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHEN HE WAS ON STAGE AND WAS VERY HURT BY WHAT HAPPENED AND YES TRAV WILL BE WITH ME AT COACHELLA BUT NOW I NEED BILLIE TO APOLOGIZE BEFORE I PERFORM
In a comment on the post, viewed by Pitchfork, Eilish responded, “literally never said a thing about travis. was just helping a fan.”
On November 5, 10 people died at Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival in Houston. The ages of the victims ranged from ages 9 to 27 and the deaths were ruled due to have occurred due to compression asphyxia. Scott was heavily criticized for the festival’s lack of safety and for continuing to perform while the crowd was in panic.
In an interview Travis Scott was asked by Charlamagne tha God, “So it’s hard to tell excitement from danger, so to speak?” Scott responded, “Yeah, of course, everything kind of just sounds the same, and, at the end of the day, you just hear music.” Scott and Live Nation were sued, and the House Oversight and Reform Committee is looking into promoter Live Nation’s role in the deadly concert.
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Travis Scott, Billie Eilish, and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for comment.
This article was originally published on Thursday, February 10 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern. It was last updated on Friday, February 11 at 9:05 a.m. Eastern.