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Travis Scott - Astroworld Festival 2019

Source: Kevin Rawls / Radio One Digital

Following the tragedy at Astroworld that has now left 9 people dead a several others fighting for their lives, a former Baltimore mayor has stepped in to help Travis Scott. Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been named as a spokesperson for rapper Travis Scott after reportedly being  introduced to Travis  by a mutual friend. Sources say the former mayor now provides problem solving, consulting and advocacy services under the company SRB & Associates.

CBS Baltimore reports,

She spoke to CNN Thursday in the wake of Shahani’s death, and on Friday she talked with Gayle King on CBS Mornings.

“If her name and her face sound familiar,” said King, “it’s because she’s used to dealing with tragedy and controversy, she’s the former mayor of Baltimore and she’s now serving as Travis Scott’s spokesperson.”

Rawlings-Blake, who served as mayor from February 2010 to December 2016, said she’s there because she knows the anxiety of massive crowds. Authorities said at least 50,000 people were present at the concert.

“As you saw, there was so much chaos, so much breakdown in the communication, and that’s why it was important for me to work to try to help them out,” she said. “Nine people have lost their lives and nine families are grieving and Gail, I’m a mom. My daughter’s gone to one of these big concerts and I can tell you I spent three sleepless night every day watching my phone, watching her location because when you have crowds of 50,000 people, anything can happen.”