Travis Scott sued for canceling show after baby’s birth
Travis Scott has been hit with a lawsuit.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, PJAM Entertainment sued the “Butterfly Effect” rapper (real name is Jacques Webster) for canceling a pre-Super Bowl concert at Myth Live in Minneapolis, M.N., which had been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 3, after the birth of his daughter.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, PJAM claimed that they had already paid Scott $150,000 of his $200,000 fee in advance of the concert, which he allegedly has not paid back. They also claimed that a private jet was arranged for his travel, and that the rapper’s booking agent was also paid a $10,000 booking fee in advance.
In the paperwork, PJAM detailed a number of other “significant damages” it had suffered due to the last-minute cancelation, including the “sums Plaintiff paid to advertise the event, lease a large entertainment venue and to hire a staff of waiters, bartenders and other assistants for the night,” as well as “the lost profits [PJAM] would have realized on this event” (via Page Six).
Additionally, PJAM allegedly suffered “reputational harm” after Scott “refused to show up to the event,” for which he had been advertised as a featured performer, despite his contractual obligations.
In their lawsuit, PJAM is not only seeking the six-figure advance payment back from Scott, but also attorney’s fees and reputational damages.
As Nicki Swift previously reported, Scott, 25, and girlfriend Kylie Jenner, 20, welcomed their first child, daughter Stormi, on Feb. 1 of this year. While the couple was notoriously secretive throughout the pregnancy, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star announced the news on social media on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4.
In addition to this new lawsuit, Scott previously pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges stemming from an arrest in May 2017.
At the time of this writing, neither Scott nor his reps have commented on the lawsuit.