Travis Scott is being sued by Empire Music Ventures for cancelling on a 75-minute performance after collecting the $217,500 deposit, according to documents obtained by The Blast. The rapper was slated to entertain the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience in Indio, CA on March 2, 2019 for a total payment of $400,000.
After the deal was closed in November, with the check paid out on December 3rd, Trav’s team cancelled his performance on the same day with no explicit explanation, though Travis’ tour schedule shows he is set to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 2nd. Allegedly, language in his contract states he could not “contract or advertise any other performance within a 120-mile radius for 90 days before or 30 days after March 2.”
Travis was likely the main attraction of the festival – after the Astroworld rapper’s impromptu cancellation, the event’s organizers found no option but to release a statement saying, “Due to a last minute cancellation by our festival headliner, we have no other choice than to cancel the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience.”
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Due to a last minute cancellation by our festival headliner, we have no other choice than to cancel the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience. This decision has not been an easy one, however, it has always been the upmost importance that we deliver an excellent experience for our festival guests. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to returning in 2020 bigger and better than before.
Empire Music Ventures reportedly claim in their lawsuit that Trav and his manager “refuse to return the money … each of them have kept it, and wrongfully converted it to their own use. They have stolen 217,500.00.” He is now being accused of “stealing,” and facing a lawsuit for fraud and breach of contract.