Travis Scott wanted for questioning over alleged NYC club assault

Travis Scott is wanted for questioning by the New York City police after reports of assault and criminal damage in Club Nebula, a New York nightclub.

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A sound engineer at the club is accusing Scott of punching him in the face following a verbal altercation. It also alleged that Scott caused $12,000 (£10,000) worth of damage to a speaker and video screen. 

The incident took place early on Wednesday morning, and police officers attended the scene.

Scott had been performing a DJ set at Club Nebula as part of an afterparty to a concert by his labelmate, fellow rapper Don Toliver.

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Scott’s lawyer, Mitchell Schuster, described initial reports as “clickbait and misinformation.” He continued, “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.” 

The nightclub’s managing partner, Richie Romero, said the situation had been “blown completely out of proportion”. 

“What I saw on stage doesn’t reflect what I read in the news,” said Dorian Harrington, who helped arrange the night and was on stage with Scott during the DJ set. “The music and the night turned out great and everyone left peacefully.”

Scott has not played many gigs since November 2021, when ten people died in a crash at the Astroworld festival he founded in his hometown of Houston.

It was not until August 2022, at London’s O2 Arena, that he next played a full concert. November festival dates followed this in South America.

This Saturday, Scott returns to a major live performance in the US, performing at the Rolling Loud festival in Los Angeles. 

His next album, Utopia, is expected later in 2023.

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