UPDATE (6 p.m. EST): A representative for Travis Scott reached out to provide a statement for the rapper’s attorney. Scott’s lawyer, Mitchell Schuster, said in a statement, “While this is clearly a misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation, we are actively working with the venue and law enforcement to resolve and set the record straight. We are confident our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”
Travis Scott is a suspect in a police investigation for allegedly punching a man at an NYC club, gossip site TMZ reports. Early Wednesday morning (March 1) at about 3 a.m. EST, the rapper reportedly got into a fight with someone at the Nebula nightclub on 41st Street. Scott allegedly punched someone and possibly damaged their property. NBC reports that he allegedly punched a sound engineer and caused $12,000 worth of property damage.
The sound engineer reportedly said “he was involved in a verbal dispute with” Scott, according to New York City Police Department’s Midtown Precinct South statement. The rapper was accused of escalating the dispute “into a physical altercation. Travis Scott punched the victim with a closed fist on the left side of the face,” according to the NYPD.
The $12,000 worth of damage Scott is accused of was to a speaker and video screen. After the alleged altercation he fled west on 41st Street in a car, police said.
Investigators are currently reviewing the club surveillance video.
Before the incident, Travis was seen in NYC Tuesday night (Feb. 28) for a guest appearance at Don Toliver’s show.
Don Toliver and Travis Scott lit up NYC 🔥 pic.twitter.com/AdZOVJKHiM— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) March 1, 2023
This incident comes over a year since 10 people were killed in a crowd surge at Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston in November 2021. In October 2022, Scott settled at least two lawsuits from the victim’s families of 21-year-old Axel Acosta and 16-year-old Brianna Rodriguez.