In SummaryThe release of Nike's new shoe with Travis Scott has been delayed due to the deaths of fans at Scott's Astroworld Festival.
Nike has postponed the release of a new shoe created in collaboration with Travis Scott.
On Monday, an update on the shoe’s release was posted on the official website saying, “Out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival, we are postponing the launch of the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack.”
According to PEOPLE, the shoe was set to be released on Dec. 16. Nike did not give any additional details on the collaboration or the postponement.
Scott’s first collaboration with Nike was in 2017, with the release of his first Air Forces design. In total, the rapper has had numerous partnerships with the brand, including a design for the Air Jordan 33, Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 6, an additional pair of Air Forces and the SB Dunk, PEOPLE reported.
On Nov. 5, a crowd surge at Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston resulted in eight deaths and hundreds of people were injured. Two additional people later died, including a nine-year-old who was trampled by members of the audience. All victims who were killed were under the age of 30.
Scott and concert organizer Live Nation are now facing numerous lawsuits for the festival chaos. According to Deadline, attorney Ben Crump said he and other attorneys have filed a lawsuit on behalf of 90 people who attended the concert, alleging the victims were injured “mentally, physically and psychologically.” The renowned attorney told BNC the lawsuit is about justice and prevention. “We’re trying to get all evidence so we can not only get justice for those who were injured, but also so we can prevent this from happening again, and nobody would lose their high school children at a concert.”
The 30-year-old rapper said he would cover the funeral costs for the people killed and he announced a partnership with BetterHelp to provide one month of free mental health services to those impacted.
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