Travis Scott is being sued for allegedly encouraging a stampede during his appearance at the Rolling Loud Miami festival in 2019.
According to documents obtained by rolling stonean amended lawsuit filed May 10 by Marchelle Love accuses Scott of “verbally and physically [inciting] the crowd to engage in a mosh pit and other dangerous activities”.
Scott’s alleged actions reportedly followed police orders to end his set “due to the crowd getting dangerous and out of control”. The rapper ended his performance, however, the plaintiff alleges he continued to wow the crowd.
A representative for Scott denied the allegations of rolling stone. “This is another blatant and cynical attempt to attack Travis. As even the complaint makes clear, this incident was related to a false report of a live-show shooting, unrelated to Travis’ performance…This cheap opportunism is based on a blatant lie that is easy to detect.
In the lawsuit, it is claimed that Scott’s alleged encouragement sent the crowd into a panic and the “multiple scuffles” continued. “Despite the fact that Travis Scott was aware and could clearly see injured, suffocated, unconscious, struggling and trampled spectators, he continued his performance as authorities were compelled to attempt to assist these injured spectators,” reads the documents.
Love claims that Scott should have known his actions would “result in foreseeable injury” and that he was negligent. According to the complaint, Love, who also filed the complaint on behalf of a minor child and guardian identified as UM, suffered unspecified “serious injuries” that are “permanent in nature.”
These alleged injuries include: “bodily harm and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, loss of ability to enjoy life, hospital expenses, medical and nursing care, loss income, loss of ability to earn money and aggravation of a pre-existing condition.
Sequel Tour Solutions, LLC and SLS Consulting and LLC are also named as defendants alongside Scott in the lawsuit. He is seeking a jury trial and damages in excess of the court award of $30,000 (£23,837) as well as taxable costs and other relief. Representatives for Sequel Tour Solutions and SLS did not immediately respond to RS‘ request for comment.
The news comes as Scott continues to face multiple lawsuits over the crushing of crowds at the rapper’s annual Astroworld festival. 10 people died and hundreds were injured last November at the event held in Houston, Texas.
Scott was named in most of the nearly 300 lawsuits filed in Harris County last year. He has denied all allegations against him in 11 different lawsuits. In December, he filed requests for dismissal in the context of the multiple lawsuits brought against him following the tragedy. His rep said he will likely file more layoffs.
Live Nation and its subsidiary ScoreMore, the promoters of Astroworld, also denied in filings all the allegations made against them.
The rapper has since admitted he had a “responsibility to figure out what happened.”
Earlier this month, Scott made his first major public appearance since the Astroworld tragedy at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
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