On December 28, 2021, Dior announced his plan to “indefinitely” stop the launch of his Cactus Jack collection, which was to be a collaboration between Travis Scott and Dior’s artistic director for men Kim Jones. Dior postponed the collection due to the controversy surrounding Scott after the recent Astroworld festival.
Travis Scott’s planned collaboration with Dior is ‘postponed indefinitely’
Dior announced that the Cactus Jack collaboration is “exposed” with a statement to Women’s Wear Daily.
In the statement, Dior said:
“Out of respect for everyone affected by the tragic events at Astroworld, Dior has decided to postpone the launch of products from the Cactus Jack collaboration indefinitely, which were originally intended to be included in their 2022 summer collection.”
According to WWD, “Scott’s team told WWD on Tuesday that he and Dior mutually decided to postpone the collection’s launch in January.”
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Travis Scott denied responsibility for the Astroworld tragedy
Astroworld is an annual music festival held in Houston, Texas. Scott, who was born in Houston, hosts the festival. On November 5, 2021, the first night of the Astroworld Festival 2021 took place.
During the concert, a busy audience resulted in at least 10 people dying, dozens of hospitalizations and hundreds of concert-goers injured.
Since the concert took place, lawsuits have been filed against Scott, Live Nation and other Astroworld artists. Scott has since claimed he was unaware of the serious situation while performing.
“It was not really until … minutes before the press conference that he found out exactly what was happening,” Scott said in an interview with Charlemagne Tha God. “Even after the show, you just hear something … But I did not know the exact details until a few minutes before the press conference. And even in that moment, you’re a bit like, what? You’ve just been through something.”
The rapper denied responsibility for the Astroworld tragedy, saying: “The media would like to put on me, but in the end … it’s more about stepping out to find out what the problem is.”
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The rapper has met with negative attention for Astroworld
Dior’s postponement of the Cactus Jack collaboration is one of many public outbursts in the wake of Astroworld. In December 2021, Variety reported that Scott was “dropped” as the main name for the upcoming 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival due to negative attention following the Astroworld Festival.
In the report, Variety wrote:
The development follows a report from KESQ in Palm Springs, which reported that the controversial rapper was dropped from the bill after the tragedy that took place at his own Astroworld festival in November, in which 10 people died after the crowd raged under his headline- set.”
2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held on 15-17. April and the 22nd-24th. April.
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