The family of Ezra Blount, 9, have rejected Travis Scott’s offer to cover his funeral costs, according to Rolling Stone. Blount was the youngest victim in the Astroworld tragedy, which left 10 people dead and hundreds injured. He was sitting on his father’s shoulders during the November 5 music festival in Houston. After the couple split during the murderous influx of mobs, Blount was later found in a hospital, where he spent several days in a induced coma and ultimately died on November 14. Scott reportedly volunteered to pay the funeral expenses on November 24, the day after Blount’s funeral. Scott’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, wrote that the artist was “devastated” and “committed to doing his part to help the families who have suffered,” adding that accepting the offer would have no impact on a lawsuit brought against Scott and others by Ezra’s father, Treston. Blouton.
“Your client’s offer is declined,” Blount family attorney Bob Hilliard responded in a Nov. 29 letter obtained by Rolling Stone. “I have no doubt that Mr. Scott has remorse. His coming journey will be painful. He has to face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy. Hilliard also told Rolling Stone that Scott’s team have already reached out for the possibility of meeting in person. “We have been pretty firm. With all due respect, no, ”he said. “It’s not a photo-op story here. It is a “who is responsible and why” type of inquiry. And [Scott’s] on the shortlist. In the letter, Hilliard noted that “maybe one day, once the weather will allow some healing for the victims and the acceptance of responsibility by Mr. Scott and others, Treston and Mr. Scott could meet, because there is also healing in that ”.