Nike Delays Release of The Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 27 Due to Astroworld Incident

The latest setback for entertainer and businessman Travis Scott after the tragic incident that happened at his Astroworld festival in Houston, TX involves footwear giant Nike.

According to NBC News, Nike has announced that it is delaying the release of a sneaker that was a collective collaboration between the sports apparel company and Scott. The footwear was the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack sneaker.

“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 a written statement by Nike.

ABC News reported that The Nike x Travis Scott Air Max 270, a pair of brown and tan Air Max 1s was scheduled to be released on Dec. 16 with a $175 price tag.

Last week the rapper and businessman has not only offered to pick up the costs for the funerals of all eight victims who died at the Astroworld festival, but he is also providing therapy for the attendees of the concert.

According to Insider, Scott announced that he would pay the funeral costs of the eight victims killed at his Astroworld festival after attendees were viciously trampled on and suffered major injuries.

The entertainer has also partnered with an online counseling service, BetterHelp, to provide free therapy to those who attended his festival, whether they were directly affected or not.

Nine people died while attending the first night of his Astroworld festival which was in its third year.

Several hundred people were also reported injured from a stampede as Scott was performing on stage. Reuters reported that a criminal investigation has been opened by the Houston Police Department.

Billboard has reported that the FBI has offered to assist with the criminal investigation into the deadly incident.

“FBI Houston has offered our assistance and resources to the Houston Police Department, and we are poised to assist,” said Brittany Garcia, a public affairs officer in FBI’s Houston office. “It is standard practice for the FBI to assist our local law enforcement partners if we have a tool, tactic, or technique that could benefit their investigations.”

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