Travis Scott Fortnite emote removed from Item Shop

Removal comes after multiple deaths at the rapper's Astroworld concert in Houston.

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Fortnite  was expected to have a Travis Scott emote available for purchase on Monday, but it appears the in-game item was pulled. Publisher Epic Games didn't provide a reason for the move, which came after eight people died at the rapper's concert in Houston on Friday.

Fortnite data miners tweeted Sunday that Scott's "Out West" emote would be available for purchase on Monday in the Fortnite Item Shop under its Daily section for 500 V-Bucks, or approximately $5. On Sunday evening, the Fortnite Status Twitter account said the Daily section has been disabled and would return at the next refresh, which would be Tuesday. 

Epic didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation. 

At Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday, a crowd surge caused hundreds of injuries and eight deaths. A criminal investigation reportedly began Sunday to review what happened at the concert.

Last year, Fortnite hosted a virtual Travis Scott concert in the game that had more than 28 million viewers. The emote, skin and other in-game content were released during that event.