Travis Scott has been ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in a lawsuit regarding a missed Super Bowl gig. A jury decided that Scott must pay events company PJAM $382,932.79 after it sued the rapper in March 2018 claiming he declined to perform at a concert in Minneapolis the night before the Super Bowl.
Travis’ attorney, Howard King, told TMZ, “The jury verdict of $383k is disappointing, but far less than the seven figure demands made by the promoters. We believe the verdict will be substantially reduced or overturned in subsequent proceedings.”
The plaintiffs in the case claimed they had paid Scott $150,000 upfront, $10,000 to his booking agent, provided the Houston rapper with a private jet, and covered the show’s promotional costs. Mere hours before the gig was supposed to go down, his team told PJAM he had to cancel, citing weather conditions and logistics. PJAM claims Scott simply “refused to show up to the event.”
In the lawsuit, PJAM demanded Scott return the $150,000 plus damages. The rapper then proceeded to counter-sue the company in April 2018, claiming travel plans were never confirmed and that they owed him an additional $50,000. Furthermore, he accused the events company of violating a confidentiality agreement by speaking to the press.
Notably, the Minneapolis show in question was scheduled for February 3, two days after his partner Kylie Jenner gave birth to their daughter Stormi. He had also booked two shows on the 3rd, the cancelled show in Minneapolis and another in Las Vegas which he showed up for.