“Please have the families of those who we lost yesterday reach out,” Ricch wrote in his Instagram Stories. “I’ll be donating my net compensation to the families of this incident #Pray4Houston.”
Ricch has requested for the families to contact Shawn Holiday, who is part of the artist’s management team. Holiday, the former co-head of urban music at Columbia Records, also serves on the Black Music Action Coalition’s advisory board.
Ricch was among numerous acts on Astroworld’s Friday lineup, which also included SZA, Lil Baby, Don Toliver, Toro Y Moi and Master P. Astroworld representatives confirmed that the second day of the festival, scheduled for Saturday, was canceled as a result of the tragedy.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed at a press conference on Saturday afternoon that there were eight fatalities from the music festival, and that the ages of seven of those who died ranged from 14-27 years old. One male victim of the incident was yet to be identified.
As of Saturday, 13 of the 25 people rushed to the hospital Friday night were still there, and one of the 25 was confirmed to be a 10-year-old who remained in critical condition.
During the press conference, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said “there were some individuals that were trampled” in the crowd surge. Houston authorities are awaiting autopsy results and plan to provide more information once all families of the deceased are contacted.
On Saturday night, Scott addressed his fans in a video on social media. “I just want to send out prayers to the ones that was lost last night,” the rapper posted on his Instagram Stories. “We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time.”
See Ricch’s Instagram Stories post here.