Nike has decided not to release the sneaker that was designed with Travis Scott for the time being. TMZ reports that the sports brand announced on Monday that the debut will be postponed due to the rap artist’s deadly Astroworld Festival.
“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,” Nike announced it in a post on its website.
The Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack was supposed to be available starting on December 16, but that has been postponed indefinitely.
Another project Travis is working on may be jeopardized by the festival that got out of control. According to Rolling Stone, Dior is concerned about the next clothing collection, which should be launched early in 2022. The fashion house has not yet spoken out regarding this matter.
On Sunday, a tenth fatality occurred due to Travis Scott’s performance at his music festival in Houston. On Saturday, dozens of individuals were injured while attending the event. Fans have been upset over the way he handled the situation, which resulted in several fatalities. The singer has been criticized for not ending his performance quickly enough after panic erupted among the audience. Dozens of people have already sued him.