Nike has postponed the release of their upcoming collaboration with Travis Scott in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, it has been claimed.
A total of 10 people lost their lives at the rapper’s Astroworld festival in Houston on November 5, when the huge crowd surged during his headline set.
Hundreds more were wounded during the incident, with many rushed to hospital over their injuries.
Nike was set to drop the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack collection with the 30-year-old next month, but reportedly shared that plans have now been delayed.
According to Rolling Stone, the brand shared an update on the SNKRS app on Monday, telling fans: ‘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.’
The collaboration was initially set to launch on December 16, but it is unclear when the release will now take place.
The news comes after nine-year-old Ezra Blount died from injuries he sustained at the festival, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10.
A statement from his family confirmed his death to ABC13 Houston, with an attorney stating: ‘The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son. This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration.
‘Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer.’
Blount went to Astroworld with his dad Treston and had been sitting on his shoulders to watch Scott’s performance.
While they stayed further back in the crowd, the pressure became too much when the crowd surged towards the stage, and Treston passed out.
Blount fell to the ground and was trampled.
He was rushed to hospital with brain swelling and damage to his major organs and was placed in a medically induced coma, with news of his death emerging this week.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Nike for a comment.
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