Travis Scott is Under NYPD Scrutiny After Allegedly Assaulting an Audio Engineer at Nebula, New York
Karan Singh — 2 weeks ago
NYPD is looking into allegations of Travis Scott assaulting a sound engineer at the Nebula nightclub and causing $12,000 worth of damage overnight.
Travis Scott received a great deal of negative attention over the past year. Still, he managed to redeem himself in the public eye and win over his fans by hyping up his upcoming album, Utopia. But just as he was beginning to bounce back from a media slump, allegations of him misbehaving are once again floating around.
In 2021, eight people died at the Astroworld festival organized by him in addition to multiple other injuries. It’s been a little over a year since the incident but another story about the violence that follows him is already in the news. Police sources have said that Scott allegedly assaulted a sound engineer at a nightclub in New York City in the early hours of Wednesday and caused $12,000 worth of damages.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been searching for the trap prince following the incident that is said to have taken place at the Nebula nightclub in Manhattan. Scott was at the venue with fellow Houston rapper Don Toliver, who he performed with earlier that night at the Irving Plaza. As per reports, the allegations were made by a sound engineer with whom Scott got into a verbal spat that escalated into the rapper punching him in the face. Before leaving, he even damaged a speaker and screen at the club.
Scott’s attorney, Mitchell Schuster, subsequently released the following statement regarding the incident: “While this is clearly a misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation, 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.”
In 2015, he incited a riot when he encouraged attendees to rush the stage at Chicago’s Lollapalooza event. Two years later, he did the same thing at a show in Arkansas. This eventually climaxed at Astroworld, but there weren’t any serious consequences besides a few months of bad press. Even though he was directly responsible for the negligence that led to the tragedy, it was only a matter of months before the conversation surrounding Scott’s name shifted to his new record.
A similar situation is unfolding with the recent assault allegations, but much faster. Ritchie Romero, who is a managing partner of Nebula, said the following about the incident: “This is blown completely out of proportion. It was a great night.” Toliver’s talent booker, Dorian Harrington, has a similar interpretation of the night: “This is a total misunderstanding, and what I saw on stage doesn’t reflect what I read in the news. The music and the night turned out great and everyone left peacefully.”
This story is still developing.