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Travis Scott Arrested On Multiple Charges In Miami

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 20, 2024 at 8:51 AM EDT
Updated on June 20, 2024 at 9:32 AM EDT

Travis Scott has found himself in another legal hot water amid his Astroworld tragedy.

The rapper, born Jacques Bermon Webster, has been facing multiple lawsuits over his 2021 music festival that ended in a deadly crowd surge. Now, the hip-hop sensation got arrested for intoxicated behavior in Miami.

Before his arrest, Travis Scott and the event's showrunners were facing ten wrongful death lawsuits, but they have successfully settled nine cases.

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Travis Scott Looks Emotionless In His Latest Mugshot

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According to new reports, Scott was arrested for disorderly intoxication and trespassing in Miami. He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center around 4:35 am on Thursday but posted bail shortly after.

The "Sicko Mode" rapper submitted a $650 bond — $500 for the trespassing charge and $150 for disorderly intoxication. A picture of his mugshot shared by Daily Mail captured Scott with an expressionless face.

His lack of emotions may stem from his arrest coming days before his international Circus Maximus stadium tour kicks off on June 28 in the Netherlands. The event comes three years after the Astroworld tragedy.

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Scott And Live Nation Have One Wrongful Death Lawsuit To Face

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As reported by The Blast, Scott and those involved in the Astroworld music festival have made significant progress in the wrongful death lawsuits filed against them. In May, the defendants settled the ninth case scheduled for trial.

Neal Manne, an attorney for Live Nation, confirmed the news in a statement, noting that he could not share details about the settlements because of a gag order. However, Scott's representative, Ted Anastasiou, echoed the rapper's happiness, saying:

"Mr. Scott is grateful that a resolution has been reached without the need for a trial. The confidential agreement will honor Madison Dubiski's legacy and promote improvements for concert safety."

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The ninth case was filed by the family of the late Madison Dubiski, one of the victims killed in the deadly crowd surge. Meanwhile, the pending wrongful death lawsuit involves the youngest victim from the 2021 tragedy.

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The Youngest Astroworld Victim Reportedly Died From 'Compression Asphyxia'

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According to reports, 9-year-old Ezra Blount was the youngest person to be killed during the Astroworld incident. Unlike the other grieving families who eventually settled their cases, the little boy's family did not seem inclined to follow in their footsteps.

The Astroworld victims reportedly died from compression asphyxia, which an expert compared to being crushed by a car. Bob Hilliard, the attorney for Blount's family, stressed how painful Ezra's last moments must have been in a statement, claiming:

"As the youngest victim, Ezra's terror must have been unimaginable as the crowd surge ripped him from the safety of his father's shoulders and then crushed and suffocated the life out of his small body."

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If the Blount family refused to settle, State District Judge Kristen Hawkins noted she would schedule the case as the subsequent trial instead of the injury cases filed after the Astroworld concert.

The 33-Year-Old Rapper Allegedly Owes $100K In Taxes

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Last November, The Blast shared that Scott was accused of failing to pay his taxes. He was hit with a lien from the state's Franchise Tax Board for owing $106,968.18 for 2021.

If Scott refused to pay, the Tax Board warned that further interest and fees would pile up until he cleared his debt. The tax lien came weeks after the Hip-hop sensation was slammed with another lawsuit related to the Astroworld tragedy.

According to court documents, Scott and Live Nation were accused of "negligence and willful misconduct" by a company named Ceremony of Roses (COR). The organization claimed they lost substantial investments that their revenue from the festival should have covered.

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Travis Scott And Live Nation Accused Of Failing To Create A Safe Environment At Astroworld

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In the lawsuit, COR stressed that they trusted Scott and Live Nation to conduct the Astroworld music festival in a safe, secure environment with professional business practices. If they had done so, the company could have recovered their costs and earned revenue.

However, the tragedy prevented COR from recovering its out-of-pocket expenses, and it lost out entirely on its reasonably sure profits. The company alleged that they invested a minimum of $700,000 in out-of-pocket costs for the music festival.

COR explained that they partnered with Scott and Live Nation to offer attendees fun attractions. This included "carnival-style games and amusements on the Festival grounds," which were supposed to enhance fans' experience and increase ticket sales.

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