It seems like rapper Travis Scott just can’t catch a break. Amidst the $20 million lawsuit, he’s facing for his song, No Bystanders, the 27-year-old musician is also being asked to pay a hefty fine for canceling a show appearance.
Hired For a Party
According to TMZ, the rapper is allegedly set to pay a total of $382,932.79 in damages for not showing up in a gig. The news comes a year after PJAM LLC sued the musician after he canceled a gig which coincided with the birth of his daughter, Stormi Webster, in early 2018.
Apparently, the promotion company has already paid Scott an advance of $150,000 to sing at a Super Bowl Weekend party in Minnesota. They also claim that they paid a $10,000 booking fee to the rapper’s agent and scheduled a private jet to fly him directly to the venue. However, he ended up being a no-show.
Soon after, Scott filed a counter lawsuit and demanded the remaining $50,000 he said that PJAM still owed him for the gig.
Though the fines are definitely hefty, Scott’s lawyer said that it was significantly lower than the 7-figure amount they were expecting. Still, he’s confident that the final amount will be significantly reduced or even overturned when proceedings begin again.
Later on, Scott’s team of lawyers released a statement calling the suing party as ‘wannabe promoters’. According to them, PJAM’s Jefferson Agar, Alex Martini, and Patrick Johnson contracted Scott to appear under terms that they didn’t have any financial ability to satisfy.
Apparently, the organizers failed to set up the transportation for Scott to attend and leave the venue. The rapper’s lawyers think that PJAM’s lawsuit is just an attempt to evade the consequences of the company’s faults and spread lies about the artist in the media. Now, the lawyers are asking PJAM to end things well by just paying Scott the rest of his fees.
They also revealed how their client was more than willing to privately settle the dispute but the organizer’s lawsuit forced him to go public. In the end, Scott sent out an apology to all of his fans who were left waiting for his performance.
PJAM Fires Back
Meanwhile, PJAM’s CEO also made his thoughts known after the trial. Martini, pleased with the verdict, said that the decision is a clear proof that even big celebrities have the responsibility to fulfill their contractual obligations. He then asked Scott and his lawyers to release a public apology for the bad press that the dispute gave their company.
Martini concluded his response saying he hopes the rapper has learned his lessons and realized that promoters and organizers are also an important part of the music industry.