Travis Scott Sued Over Stampede at Rolling Loud
Travis Scott is facing a new lawsuit over a 2019 concert.
The rapper is accused of inciting a stampede during his performance at Rolling Loud in Miami. Travis was added last month to the existing suit, which was filed against Rolling Loud’s organizers in 2020 by Marchelle Love, who says she was severely injured during the May 2019 incident.
Love’s attorneys allege that police told Travis to stop his performance because the crowd was getting out of control, but he allegedly ignored cops and incited fans even more.
“Despite his being ordered by the authorities to cease his continued incitement of the crowd, Travis Scott continued to verbally and physically incite the crowd to engage in a mosh pit and other hazardous activities,” Love’s lawyers stated, according to Billboard.
The suit alleges that multiple stampedes broke out during Travis’ set, resulting in members of the crowd suffocating, losing consciousness, fighting, and being trampled.
“Despite the fact that Travis Scott was aware of and could clearly see concertgoers being injured, suffocating, losing consciousness, fighting, and being trampled, he continued his performance while authorities were forced to attempt to render aid to these injured concertgoers,” added Love’s lawyers.
A rep for Scott has called the new accusations a “blatant, cynical attempt to attack Travis” over a “3-year-old incident that is deliberately misrepresented.” They say the stampede at Rolling Loud was caused by a “false report of a shooting mid-show” that was “completely unrelated to Travis’s performance.”
“This cheap opportunism is based on a blatant lie that’s easy to detect,” said Travis’ rep. “And it is particularly telling that this plaintiff’s lawyer didn’t even assert a claim against Travis when he originally filed the complaint on behalf of his client more than two years ago or in four prior versions of that complaint.”
Travis is already facing hundreds of lawsuits over the deadly Astroworld festival, where 10 people died and hundreds more were injured following a crowd surge.
Meanwhile, he has been gearing up for a comeback. Earlier this month, he performed at the Billboard Music Awards and dropped a new Nike sneaker that received over 1 million raffle entries in just 30 minutes of launch.