Police in New York are looking for rapper Travis Scott after he allegedly punched a sound engineer and caused $12,000 in damage at a Manhattan nightclub early Wednesday morning, according to officials.
According to a department statement, officers from the New York City Police Department’s Midtown Precinct South responded to Club Nebula on West 41st Street at about 3:25 a.m. after a sound engineer said “he was involved in a verbal dispute with” Scott.
The rapper was accused of inflaming the situation “into a physical brawl. Travis Scott punched the victim on the left side of the face with a closed fist “According to the New York Police Department.
Scott was also accused of causing approximately $12,000 in damage to a speaker and a video screen before fleeing west on 41st Street in a car, according to police.
Investigators have stated that they are reviewing club surveillance video.
Scott had earlier attended rapper Don Toliver’s show at Irving Plaza, about 25 blocks south of Club Nebula. Toliver, Scott, and others attended the show’s afterparty at Nebula.
Scott’s spokesman spoke on behalf of himself, club management, the musician’s lawyer, and the talent booker who organised the post-show party.
All four people said the incident was blown out of proportion, with three of them using the word “misunderstanding” to describe the incident — though none of the four statements directly addressed allegations whether Scott got physical.
“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,” according to a statement attributed to Scott’s attorney, Mitchell Schuster.
“We are confident our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”
The victim appeared to be inside his New Jersey home late Wednesday morning, but he did not answer the door when NBC News knocked.
The 31-year-old artist, whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster II, has been Kylie Jenner’s longtime boyfriend. They are the parents of two children.
Many people associate Scott’s name with a Houston music festival that turned deadly on November 5, 2021, when ten people died at his Astroworld concert.
He’ll be performing at the Rolling Loud festival this weekend at Hollywood Park Grounds in Inglewood, California.
Scott is scheduled to perform on Saturday, the day after Kodak Black. Scott’s rep confirmed Wednesday that the artist will still perform in Inglewood on Saturday.
A Florida judge ordered that rapper, whose real name is Bill Kapri, to go to drug rehab for 30 days on Tuesday after he allegedly tested positive for fentanyl in violation of his bail terms.
Broward County Judge Barbara Duffy stated that the “Super Gremlin” artist may be released until March 7.