Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed Blount’s tragic death in a post he shared Sunday (Nov. 14), tweeting, “I am saddened to learn of Ezra’s death this evening. Our city tonight prays for his mom, dad, grandparents, other family members and classmates at this time. They will need all of our support in the months and years to come. May God give them strength. RIP Ezra.”
The late child’s grandfather, Bernon Blount, told The Associated Press of the incident, “They were expecting to come and have a good time with each other, bond as father and son, and it turned into a tragic event because of the negligence of others.”
Following the fatalities, a slew of lawsuits have been filed against Scott, fellow rapper Drake (who performed during Scott’s headlining set), Live Nation, and Austin-based concert promoter ScoreMore.
As of last Thursday, at least 79 cases had been filed in Houston court, accusing event organizers of failing to implement adequate crowd-control measures or staffing failures and more.
The rapper has previously collaborated with Nike on limited Air Force 1 releases, including a Cactus Jack shoe that came out in October 2019. All of his shoes have sold out upon release.