Updated 03/1/2023 at 9:26 p.m. ET
Anyone that has ever seen Travis Scott live knows that the guy likes to go crazy while on stage. As seen by the tragedy that unfortunately occurred at his Astroworld Festival in 2021, Scott is known to have a chaotic life.
Now, based on these most recent allegations, he’s not slowed up. According to NBC News, New York City police are searching for the Houston rapper after he allegedly caused $12,000 worth of damage at a nightclub in Manhattan and punched a sound engineer early on Wednesday morning.
But, in comments sent to The Root, it seems that the entire incident was just one big “misunderstanding.”
Ritchie Romero, a managing partner of Clube Nebula, where the alleged incident occurred, said “This is blown completely out of proportion. It was a great night.”
Travis Scott was at the nightclub along with Houston rapper Don Toliver, who he performed with earlier that night at Irving Plaza in New York City.
Dorian Harrington, a talent booker who got Toliver to host an after-party at Club Nebula and was present for Scott’s set at Irving Plaza, said, “this is a total misunderstanding, and what I saw on stage doesn’t reflect what I read in the news. The music and the night turned out great and everyone left peacefully.”
The allegations stem from a sound engineer, who claims, “he was involved in a verbal dispute” with the “SICKO MODE” rapper at the club, who then escalated the situation by punching him with a closed fist on the left side of his face.
Per the report from NBC News, Scott also caused damage to a speaker and video screen in the nightclub before leaving the scene.
Mitchell Schuster, Scott’s attorney, said in a statement sent to The Root, “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. We are confident our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”
It’s still unclear on whether Scott will face any consequences for this alleged “misunderstanding.” But, it could put a wrench in future performances he has coming up, especially the one this weekend, where he’s scheduled to be a headliner at the Rolling Loud music festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 4.