Travis Scott must pay a concert promoter $383,000 after he failed to appear at a concert last year even though he was paid $150,000 up-front.
The show was set to take place in March 2018 during Super Bowl weekend. According to the promoters PJAM, they paid him to perform at a Minneapolis nightclub, hired a private jet, and spent thousands of dollars to promote the show. Yet, the rapper cancelled last-minute as Kylie Kardashian gave birth to his child prior to the show.
PJAM suing him $150,000, as well as damages, while Scott is counter-suing, accusing the promoters of not confirming his travel plans and not having enough money to cover their deal. The promoter, however, believed that Scott has a “habit of canceling performances at the last minute,” and wanted to show evidence of all the shows the rapper had not appeared at, which Scott refuted.
While the judge sided with PJAM, Scott’s lawyer Howard King believes the verdict would be overturned.
“The jury verdict of [$382,932.79] is disappointing but far less than the seven-figure demands made by the promoters,” he told TMZ. “We believe the verdict will be substantially reduced or overturned in subsequent proceedings.”
Scott caused fans grief last November when he showed up to a show in North Carolina four and a half hours late due to “production issues,” and then again this past February where he cancelled a gig in Tulsa last-minute when fans were already lined-up outside the venue.
He recently wrapped-up his Wish You Were Here Tour in support of Astroworld and will make a handful of appearances this summer at festivals like Boston Calling, Firefly, and Lollapalooza.