Rapper Travis Scott has been accused of assaulting a sound engineer and inflicting US$12,000 (almost $16,350) in damages to AV gear in a New York nightclub early Wednesday morning.
The New York Police Division is at the moment investigating the allegations in opposition to Scott, 31. There aren’t any official prices as of but, and he has not been named a proper suspect.
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An unnamed sound engineer at Membership Nebula in mid-town Manhattan alleges Scott punched him within the face following a verbal argument shortly earlier than 3:30 a.m. He claims the rapper additionally broken a speaker and video display screen within the nightclub.
Scott’s lawyer, Mitchell Schuster, didn’t deny the allegations, however known as the incident a “misunderstanding” in an announcement.
“Whereas that is clearly a misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation, we’re actively working with the venue and regulation enforcement to resolve and set the document straight,” he mentioned. “We’re assured our consumer shall be cleared of any wrongdoing.”
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Scott was at Membership Nebula to carry out a DJ set at an afterparty following a live performance by labelmate Don Toliver.
A spokesperson for Membership Nebula, Ritchie Romero, backed Schuster’s assertion and mentioned the alleged incident between Scott and the sound engineer was exaggerated in media experiences.
“That is blown fully out of proportion,” Romero informed CNN. “It was an amazing night time.”
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Scott has stored largely quiet since 10 individuals had been killed in a crowd crush at his Astroworld live performance in November 2021. There are a number of lawsuits in opposition to Scott in relation to the Astroworld competition, although Scott has traditionally denied any obligation.
On Saturday, Scott will headline the Rolling Loud competition in Los Angeles, his first live performance within the U.S. for the reason that Astroworld tragedy.
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