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Nike Delays Release of Travis Scott Sneaker After Astroworld Tragedy

  • Nike delayed the release of a Travis Scott sneaker after the Astroworld tragedy, Forbes reported. 
  • Ten people have died as a result of a stampede at the November 5 concert.
  • Scott previously said he was devasted by the tragedy.

Nike has postponed the release of a sneaker collaboration with artist Travis Scott following the Astroworld tragedy, Forbes reported. 

The outlet reported that Nike made the announcement on their SNKRS app on Monday and said the Air Max 1 X Cactus Jack is being delayed “out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival.” 

The collaboration, which features two shoe designs, was initially scheduled to be released on December 16.

Ten people lost their lives in the deadly crush at the November 5 concert. Hundreds of others were also injured. 

The delay comes as several lawsuits are being filed over the tragedy. The father of the 9-year-old boy who died following the concert has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the rapper and concert organizers. Other lawsuits have been filed against Scott, his label, as well as festival organizers. 

Kristian Paredes, 23, also filed a lawsuit that accused Scott, special guest Drake, as well as Live Nation Entertainment Inc., and Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, of negligence.

Rolling Stone reported that the Nike collaboration isn’t the only project for Scott that has been impacted by the deadly concert: He also canceled his performance at the Day N Vegas Festival this weekend. 

Scott previously said he was devasted by what happened. 

“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott wrote in a post on Twitter. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.” 

Nike did not respond to Insider’s request for comment at the time of publication. 



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