Travis Scott wanted to be heard -- despite ongoing litigation -- insisting on sitting down with Charlamagne the Godto share his message of healing and how to fix concert safety issues moving forward ... so claims Travis' attorney.
We had Ed McPherson on "TMZ Live" Thursday who addressed some of the criticism TS has received from people thinking he shouldn't have done the nearly hour-long chat. McPherson says Travis was adamant, he wanted to talk, to let his fans, family and other concert-goers he was there for them ... and wants to help the healing process moving forward.
As for the fact Travis never fully took responsibility for the lives lost at the show, Ed echoes what Travis said to Charlamagne ... his responsibility now lies with figuring out what exactly happened, and how to prevent casualties at shows in the future.
Finally, McPherson reiterates what we've been told since the show -- Travis could not see or hear what was happening in the crowd -- and says the spot in the audience where at least 7 of the casualties took place never showed evidence of a problem during the show's live stream.
Of course, Travis is currently locked in a wave of negligence and wrongful death lawsuits stemming from Astroworld. He assumed obvious risk in sitting down with Charlamagne -- as it's always possible his words can be used against him -- but McPherson says Travis just wanted anyone suffering to know he was still there for them.