Travis Scott is now required to pay up $382,932.79 in damages after cancelling a concert last year. The case was taken up in court and the proceedings lasted a while On the issue, the rapper’s attorney said:
The jury verdict of $383k is disappointing, but far less than the seven figure demands made by the promoters. We believe the verdict will be substantially reduced or overturned in subsequent proceedings.”
This case has been ongoing for a while. It comes from when over a year ago, a company names PJAM LLC sued Travis Scott after he cancelled a planned, bought, ticketed, and ready to go performance live just after his partner, Kylie Jenner, gave birth to their daughter Stormi Webster.
According to the case filed by PJAM LLC, Travis Scott was given an advance fee of USD $150,000 to perform. He was scheduled to deliver the performance at the Super Bowl Weekend party at Myth Live in Minnesota on the 3rd of February, 2018. In addition to this, Travis Scott was due to fly to the event on a private jet that had been booked for USD $10,000 just for him. Despite all this, all the costs and the advance payment he accepted, Travis Scott did not show up to the event and instead chose to stay with his partner during the initial days of their baby’s birth.
Instead of handling the situation in a way where the funds were returned for damages, Travis Scott instead filed a counter suit to sue the firm for the additional USD $50,000 that he was still due to receive for the performance that he never gave.
Travis Scott was represented by King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP, at the time. The firm explains that:
Three wannabe promoters—Alex Martini, Jefferson Agar and Patrick Johnston, and their company PJAM, contracted with Travis Scott to appear at a February 4 show under terms they had no financial ability to satisfy—even completely failing to arrange to get him to and from the event as required. In an obvious effort to shake Travis down and avoid the consequences of their breaches, they filed a spurious lawsuit while spreading specious falsehoods in the press. Rather than suing, these so-called promoters should have apologized and taken responsibility for their inability to provide the agreed-upon transportation. Instead of pursuing a misguided attempt to spin the narrative and salvage their tattered reputation, the responsible step would have been for PJAM to pay Travis the balance of his fee and move on to their next opportunity. Travis would have preferred to resolve the failures of the promoters privately and cooperatively. Their election to go public has left Travis no option other than to seek the balance of the fees owing.”
The firm’s statement ends with the following:
Travis apologizes to any fans who were duped by these promoters into showing up at the cancelled show even after the promoters failed to take the steps to get Travis there.”
Through this roller coaster, though, it seems that Travis Scott has lost his case and now owes USD $382,932.79 in damages for the cancelled performance.