Travis Scott’s Legal Team Insists Festival Lawsuit Has No Basis
In a statement provided to XXL, Travis Scott's legal team insists the lawsuit filed against the rapper has no basis. "Travis does not know anyone from Empire Music Ventures, and he certainly did not enter into any kind of discussion or contract with them," reads the statement. "He has no relationship with the management company The Odd Group, which purportedly entered into the alleged contract. Any lawsuit that may have been filed against Travis and his company has absolutely no basis."
Travis Scott has a new lawsuit on his hands. The Astroworld rapper is being sued by the organizers of the music festival Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience, who claim Scott canceled his performance, causing the overall canceling of the festival, and kept his six-figure deposit.
On Friday (Jan. 4), Empire Music Ventures filed a lawsuit against La Flame for breach of contract. In the lawsuit, obtained by The Blast, the company claims Scott and management company The Odd Group agreed to the contract to perform at the event, which was to be held on March 2 at the Empire Polo Grounds, for a fee of $400,000 for a one hour and 15 minute set. The group claims to have forked over $217,500 in deposit money. The deal was made on Nov. 7, 2018 and the deposit was paid on Dec. 3, 2018.
After the front end was paid, however, EMV alleges Travis pulled out of the concert with no reason being given. Because of the change of plans, the group was forced to nix the entire show sharing the news on Instagram.
"Due to a last minute cancellation by our festival headliner, we have no other choice than to cancel the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience," the statement read. "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."
The lawsuit goes on to allege that Travis has failed to give back the deposit he was paid. There is speculation in the language of the suit that shows the company thinks the rapper might be planning on performing at the 2019 Coachella Festival, which would violate a proximity clause that was in his contract.
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