Travis Scott sued over festival cancellation

Travis Scott is being sued over the cancellation of a music festival.

The ‘Astroworld’ rapper has been accused of fraud and breach of contract by Empire Music Ventures, who allege he had agreed to perform at the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience at the Empire Polo Grounds – the same site as Coachella – but after he signed a deal on November 7 and received an upfront part-payment of $217,500 on December 3, his representatives called and cancelled his 75-minute set with no explanation.

On the day the organisers claim to have paid Travis the first installment of his $400,000 fee, they released a message cancelling the event which read: “Due to a last minute cancellation by our festival headliner, we have no other choice than to cancel the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience.”

In court documents obtained by The Blast, Empire Music Ventures accused the 26-year-old star and his team of stealing from them.

They wrote in bold and underlined text: “Defendants have stolen Plaintiff’s money. [They] refuse to return the money … each of them have kept it, and wrongfully converted it to their own use. They have stolen 217,500.00.”

While no explanation has been given for Travis dropping out of the festival, the contract states that he could not “contract or advertise any other performance within a 120-mile radius for 90 days before or 30 days after March 2”, meaning any possible surprise performance at Coachella could be severely limited.

Travis famously met Kylie Jenner – the mother of his daughter Stormi, 10 months, at Coachella, and after sparking an instant connection, the lip kit guru decided to head off on tour with the rapper to really get to know him.

She previously said: “We had a lot of downtime. It was organic. And we would just go to these random cities. We got to not be who we really were. Like, if we were in LA, I feel like it would’ve been way different. Everything happened for a reason. We weren’t going out as ‘Kylie and Trav.’ We would just be in Cleveland, walking the street for hours. We would go on walks, and no one would bother us.”

 

SOURCE: Bang Showbiz

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  1. Avatar sura mbaya August 7th, 2013 at 9:48 am

    First it was the airport duty free shops saga, then we ran out of aviation fuel. Now this – A fire completely destroys the arrivals terminal and the fire hydrants don’t work. Add on to that the fact that we privatized fire-fighting capabilities and stole funds earmarked for fire and rescue and you can see where this is going.

    We take things too casually and more so in the public sector. God forbid that one of the scores of skyscrapers or apartment buildings catches on fire. This is a big warning shot. If we don’t get a handle on things, it’s downhill from here.

    Heads must roll – Sure fires happen all the time but if procedures and precautions worked as expected, we wouldn’t have to shut down the biggest major international airport in the country.

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    1. Avatar Arnold Kenya August 7th, 2013 at 11:34 am

      its the busiest airport in the region, after Bole airport

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  2. Avatar sura mbaya August 7th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    One more thing – After this, forget about getting any approvals to fly directly to the United States – Ten years deferment on that.

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    1. Avatar NAI August 7th, 2013 at 10:10 am

      WHO THE HELL FLYS THERE ANYMORE? MAY B JANGOS ONLY!! …………………………………. THE US IS A FAILURE , THEIR ECONOMY IS IN SHIT!…………… THEIR FACTORIES R IN CHINA ……….. WHAT THE HELL! SURA MBAYA WEWE!

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      1. Avatar upuzi_tele August 7th, 2013 at 10:56 am

        NAI, Do you have any airport worth landing in Central Province? I suggest you go solve the jigger problem in Central before commenting about US.

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  3. Avatar NAI August 7th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    BOMB ….. BOMB …… BOMB …………… THE GOVT IS LYING!

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  4. Avatar CHRIS OJOW WUOD UGENYA August 7th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    JUBILEE GOVERNMENT NEED URGENT HELP.

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  5. Avatar Honest Kenyan August 7th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    The words ”INCOMPETENT MANAGEMENT” will be expected to feature strongly as the truth begins to come out – even if there were to be some sort of sabotage. Yaani the fruits of employing “my guy” , or “face of Kenya = my person so we can eat procurement chums”. Many privately ran Kenyan malls have better decor, are better maintained and operate much better than JKIA, so the problem is with the WHOs and HOWs the Airport is run.

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