Kanye West threatens to pull out of Coachella over Billie Eilish remarks on concert safety
Rapper Kanye West has threatened to pull out of the upcoming Coachella music festival over recent remarks singer Billie Ellish made about concert safety.
In an Instagram post, West, who legally changed his name to “Ye,” shared a photo from hip-hop account @RapSeaTV, reading, “Billie Eilish dissed Travis Scott at her concert after she stopped the show to give her fan an inhaler! ‘I wait for the people to be okay before I keep going.’”
“Come on Billie we love you. Please apologize to Trav and to the families of the people who lost their lives. No one intended this to happen,” West wrote in his post. “Trav didn’t have any idea of what was happening when he was on stage and was very hurt by what happened, and yes Trav will be with me at Coachella, but now I need Billie to apologize before I perform.”
This comes after Eilish stopped her concert in Atlanta on Saturday after observing that a fan in the audience appeared distressed, according to NBC News.
“We’re taking care of our people, hold on. I wait for people to be OK until I keep going,” she said after asking her stage crew to grab an inhaler for the fan and reassuring the crowd, NBC reported.
In a comment on West’s Instagram post, Eilish wrote, “literally never said a thing about travis. was just helping a fan.”
According to Variety, both Ellish and West are slated to headline the Coachella festival in April.
Scott was also previously set to headline at the popular music festival, but was removed following his performance at the Astroworld music festival in November, during which 10 concertgoers were killed and hundreds were injured during a crowd surge.
Over 300 lawsuits have been filed against Scott since the tragedy, with Scott denying allegations against him and requesting the lawsuits to be dismissed.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform launched an investigation into the Astroworld festival deaths in December.
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