American rapper Travis Scott is wanted by the police for questioning over his alleged involvement in a physical altercation that occurred in a nightclub in New York City early on Wednesday (March 1st) morning. The New York City Police Department were called to the Club Nebula at around 3:25am after reports were made that Scott “was involved in a verbal dispute” with another man.
According to the NYPD (via NBC), Scott – whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster II – is reported to have created a situation with a sound engineer at the club, which led “into a physical altercation”, with Scott punching “the victim with a closed first on the left side of the face”. Scott is also said to have caused $12,000 worth of damage by breaking a speaker and a video screen.
Scott had been at the venue because he had been performing a DJ Set at a concert afterparty hosted by Cactus Jack labelmate Don Toliver. According to Scott’s lawyer, Mitchel Schuster, the situation was something of a “misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation.” He added (via Entertainment Tonight), ”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”.
Even one of the managing partners of the club, Ritchie Romero, said, “This is blown completely out of proportion. It was a great night.” Meanwhile, the club’s booking agent, Dorian Harrington, also admitted that the whole ordeal was “a total misunderstanding”.
In August last year, Scott played his first major headline concert since the Astroworld 2021 tragedy, where ten people died in a crowd crush at his show at a festival in Houston, Texas. Prior to last August, Scott had stayed out of the limelight, only playing at private parties.