Travis Scott Donates $1M To Black College Students To Ensure They Graduate

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According to a report from TMZ, rapper Travis Scott has decided to give Black college students a large monetary incentive to become graduates.

According to the report, Scott awarded $1 million in scholarships to 100 students at HBCUs that are slated to walk across the stage in 2022. Scott’s Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund will be donating $10K to each student who finish off their scholastic career with at least a 3.5 GPA.

Scott’s donations went to 38 HBCU seniors from Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Jackson State University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and Prairie View A&M University.

The scholarships are a part of Scott’s Project HEAL, which was established in the wake of the Astroworld tragedy, which took ten lives and injured numerous others.

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Travis Scott Donated $1 Million In Scholarships To Black Students At HBCUs

A few months ago, Travis Scott was still living under the radar following the tragedy that took place at his 2021 Astroworld Festival. That incident resulted in ten deaths and nearly 5,000 injuries as well as nearly $3 billion in lawsuits. While many have placed a majority of the blame on Travis for the tragedy, others like the rapper himself feel otherwise. It’s probably why Travis began a slow return to the spotlight, one he completed with his recent performance at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Travis has also used the last few months to give back to the community, something he recently did with a donation to college students.

According to TMZ, Travis donated $1 million in scholarships to 100 students enrolled at HBCUs across the country. The students all are set to graduate with the Class of 2022, so his contribution ensures that students are able to do so without running into financial troubles in the near future or further down the line. The upcoming graduates, who finished their final semester with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, will each receive a $10,000 scholarship from Travis’ Waymon Webster Scholarship Fund.

In total, the scholarships were handed out to seniors at 38 schools which include Alabama A&M University, Central State University, Jackson State University, Morehouse College, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, and more. The $1 million in scholarships are also a part of Travis’ Project HEAL initiative which he launched in March with a $5 million donation to community-based programs.

Travis Scott Performs ‘Mafia’ At The 2022 Billboard Music Awards, His First Awards Show Since Astroworld

Travis Scott has been returning to the stage after the Astroworld tragedy that happened in November. Information about injuries is still coming out; only a few days ago, a woman filed a lawsuit against Scott because of a miscarriage she experienced after the festival. Still, the rapper performed at the Billboard Music Awards after Diddy, advocated for him. “I am uncanceling the canceled,” he explained in an interview. “There will be no canceling on my watch. Love is about forgiveness… so that was why it was important for me to have Travis Scott perform. It’s going to be a great night.”

He performed the song “Mafia” with a bright, futuristic stage setup that’s aligned with the aesthetic of his forthcoming album Utopia, which does not yet have a release date. Fans in the comments praise Scott for seemingly working on his vocals, which sound more trained than they used to.

Aside from this performance, he also recently played a club in Miami where tickets at the door were $300 for men and $200 for women. He is also set to make his headlining festival return, with a spot on the roster for the Brazilian festival Primavera Sound in November.

Check out Scott’s performance above.

[WATCH] Travis Scott Performs “Mafia” & “Lost Forever” at 2022 Billboard Music Awards

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Travis Scott served up a highly stylized performance of “Mafia” and “Lost Forever” on an icy backdrop with fur clad dancers on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards Sunday night.

It was Scott’s first major television performance since his Astroworld Festival in Houston last year. Where a crowd surge overcame the audience that led to 10 fatalities.

READ MORE: Travis Scott Breaks His Silence Since Astroworld Tragedy In New Interview

Diddy, host and executive producer of this year’s Billboard Music Awards, recently shared that he felt strongly about having Travis Scott perform at the show.

“I made a request. I made a demand. I said ‘My brother Travis Scott has to perform. Diddy is hosting the show. I’m executive producing. He has to perform,’ and NBC said ‘yes.’ It’s going down. Sunday, Travis Scott will be performing. Let’s go! That’s love.”

He also shared a clip giving the “Goosebumps” rapper encouragement just hours before the event.

Watch Travis Scott perform “Mafia” live at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

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7 Takeaways From ASAP Rocky’s ‘Drink Champs’ Interview

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  • Rocky was “a little hurt” when Fabolous turned down his photo and autograph request as a teen

  • Rocky has respect for everyone involved in the Oscars slap, which he initially thought was staged

  • ASAP Mob’s capabilities have “widened” since first arriving on the scene

  • Rocky explains viral Barcade video with Rihanna, says he’s “proud” of baby on the way

  • Rocky doesn’t feed into “petty shit” like people claiming Travis Scott stole his style

  • In Rocky’s opinion, the Astroworld Festival controversy is a “new” thing for the industry

  • Jay-Z asked ASAP Mob members about Rocky’s Cristal and Ace of Spades lyrics on “Goldie”

Travis Scott Sued by Woman Who Says Astroworld Led to Her Miscarriage

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A woman who was at the Astroworld Festival is suing Travis Scott and Live Nation for her injuries, which she stated led to her miscarriage.

Astroworld attendee Shanazia Williamson stated she was trampled during the crowd surge. According to TMZ, the woman received injuries to her shoulder, back, chest, leg, stomach, and more.

The lawsuit states Scott and the defendants exercised “failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s (her partner) unborn child.”

Williamson also stated the injuries included “trouble breathing, chest pain, and left leg pain, as well as injuries to other parts of her body.”

A month and a half after the tragedy, Williamson filed a wrongful death suit, which coincides with Texas law allowing the fetus that dies by negligence can be the grounds for the lawsuit.

Outside of Williamson, ten people died, and many more injury cases.

Earlier this week, Travis Scott was added to the Billboard Music Award performers list that already included Megan Thee Stallion and Latto. Diddy, the show’s host and executive producer, made the announcement.

“This will be unlike any awards show – I’m bringing the love and setting the frequency at an all-time high,” said DIDDY after being announced as host and EP. “The Billboard Music Awards truly represent the artists and where music is today, so I’m excited to curate the biggest live performances and surprises. The world has to tune in to see.”

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Travis Scott Is Reportedly Being Sued For Wrongful Death Following A Woman’s Miscarriage

Last year’s disastrous Astroworld festival, helmed by Travis Scott, resulted in nearly 5,000 claims of injuries and 10 documented deaths. Several lawsuits have been filed against Scott and Live Nation, the lattermost produced the festival. In a recent lawsuit, a Dayton, Ohio woman named Shanazia Williamson is suing Scott, Live Nation, Scoremore Holdings, and ASM Global for wrongful death, following a miscarriage she experienced after attending the November festival.

Williamson claims she was trampled during a crowd surge at the show, which resulted in injuries to various parts of her body, including her shoulder, back, chest, leg, and stomach. In documents obtained by TMZ, Williamson alleges that the defendants’, “failure to plan, design, manage, operate, staff, and supervise the event was a direct and proximate cause of Shanazia’s injuries and death of her and Jarawd’s [her partner] unborn child.”

Amid the controversy, Scott will still perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. His performance, along with that of country singer Morgan Wallen, comes as a result of Diddy demanding the two be allowed to perform, in a motion to “uncancel the cancelled.”

“To have Morgan and Travis be able to come back and touch the stage again with the mindset of getting a second chance at life,” Diddy said to Billboard, “everybody in the room is getting a second chance at life because we’re back inside with no masks on.”