Travis Scott is telling a judge he was a little bit busy to deal with a $150,000 legal battle with a concert promoter and is demanding he not be sanctioned for blowing off a court order.
As The Blast first reported, a concert promotion company, PJAM, sued the rapper for allegedly bailing on a 2018 Super Bowl weekend show, despite them having paid him $150,000.
PJAM said they booked Scott to perform at a Minneapolis nightclub and even hired a private jet for him and dropped thousands on promoting the show, only for him to cancel last minute. The concert would have been the day before Kylie Jenner gave birth to the couple's daughter, Stormi.
They sued demanding damages in excess of $150,000.
Scott counter-sued the promoter, accusing them of never confirming his travel plans. The rapper claimed the promoter didn’t even have enough funds to cover the rest owed of the money he was owed. He accused the promoter of breaching the deal by talking to the press.
The judge ordered the parties to complete a settlement conference by November 26, 2018, where they were supposed to try and resolve their issues.
On January 2, docs were filed that revealed the judge was not pleased that Scott and the promoter did not hold a conference. The judge warned them to explain why sanctions of $1,500 should not be imposed against them within a week.
Travis Scott’s lawyer filed docs days later, telling the court to slow his roll, saying Scott was on a tour from August through December, traveling between 31 different cities in the United Kingdom and across the United States.
He says the promoters' lawyer has no issues and understood Scott’s hectic schedule. Both sides explain they are trying to hash out a settlement and bring an end to the lawsuit, saying there is no need for sanctions.
The case is ongoing.