NYPD is investigating an incident in which rapper and record producer Travis Scott allegedly got into a fight and destroyed equipment at a downtown Manhattan nightclub. A police spokesman, quoted by CNN, commented on the case. The musician’s lawyer issued a statement.
Jacques Berman Webster II, known as Travis Scott, allegedly attacked a sound engineer and caused damage to sound equipment worth $12,000. dollars at the Nebula Club in Manhattan, New York around 3:25 a.m. local time on Wednesday, March 1, a spokesman for the New York Police Department was quoted by CNN. Police, however, are not talking about filing charges, nor are they naming Scott as a suspect.
The representative of the club commented on the matter
Scott’s lawyer, Mitchell Schuster, released a statement saying: “While this is a clear misunderstanding that has been blown to the limit by clickbait and misinformation, we are actively working with the venue and law enforcement to resolve and clarify the matter. We are confident that our client will be exonerated.” A representative of the Nebula club assessed the reception of the event as “exaggerated”. “It was a great night,” he told CNN. Another person present at the club on Wednesday admitted that “what she saw on stage does not reflect what she read on the news”.
The portal of the American news station reminded that Scott is currently facing lawsuits related to the incident that occurred at the Astroworld festival in 2021. During Scott’s concert, the crowd of tens of thousands began to press towards the stage. Panic broke out. The rapper interrupted the performance several times and pointed out to the security that the concertgoers were fainting. Nevertheless, the concert continued. Rescue vehicles drove through the crowd several times to reach those in need with help. Ten people died as a result of the trampling.
Travis Scott on the tragedy at the Astroworld festival
Scott later admitted that while on stage, he did not realize the seriousness of the situation. In a video posted on social media shortly after the concert, he said he was “praying for those who passed away last night.” – We are now trying to find their families to be able to help them in these difficult times. We are working with the police and fire brigade to explain how this tragic event happened. If you have any information, please contact local authorities.
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