Travis Scott is still feeling the effects of the fallout surrounding last month's Astroworld catastrophe. Amidst the lawsuits and satanic panic, Travis Scott's hard seltzer drink, Cacti, has been shelved, for now.
AdAge was first to report the news, citing a statement from Anheuser-Busch.
"After careful evaluation, we have decided to stop all production and brand development of Cacti Agave Spiked Seltzer," the brewing company's statement said. "We believe brand fans will understand and respect this decision."
According to TMZ, a member of Scott's inner circle said that Scott's alcoholic drink wasn't discontinued for good, though.
"Travis was clear in his interview that he is not focused on business right now and his priority is helping his community and fans heal," explained the anonymous source, noting that the decision, made on November 30, was mutual. "Cacti asked AB InBev to inform their wholesalers there will not be product at this time."
Of course, the source is referring to Scott's December 9 interview with Charlamagne tha God, where the rapper first publicly opened up about the disaster at Astroworld.
Cacti was immensely popular when it first launched, selling out of convenience and grocery stores that stocked it.
Though it was clear commercial success for Scott, the hard seltzer's success came from the Travis Scott branding, which has been directly affected by the Atroworld halo effect.
"Other than the Travis connection and admittedly cool packaging, there’s not much here to call its own," Highsnobiety said when reviewing Cacti early this year.
"When a nine-pack of Cacti costs the same as a 12-pack of the others, it’s hard to get away from the thought that you’re paying more for the Cactus Jack colorway."
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