Police Searching for Travis Scott After Rapper Allegedly Punches Man at New York Nightclub
Police say they are hoping to chat with Travis Scott after he was allegedly involved with a nightclub altercation.
Officers from the New York City Police Department responded to Club Nebula at about 3:25 a.m. March 1 after a sound engineer said "he was involved in a verbal dispute with" the rapper, according to a department statement obtained by NBC News.
The statement says the rapper was accused of escalating the dispute "into a physical altercation" before he allegedly "punched the victim with a closed fist on the left side of the face."
Travis was also accused of causing about $12,000 worth of damage to a speaker and a video screen before fleeing the scene, police said.
A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed to E! News a 52-year-old man was punched in the face and $12,000 in supplies were damaged. The spokesperson wouldn't identify the assailant or the alleged victim by name, but said no medical assistance was required.
In a statement to E! News, Travis' attorney Mitchell Schuster said he was confident his client would be cleared of any wrongdoing.
"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," Mitchell said. "We are confident our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing."
Ritchie Romero, the managing partner of Club Nebula added, "This is blown completely out of proportion. It was a great night."
Just hours before visiting the nightclub, Travis was a special guest during Don Toliver's concert at the Irving Plaza on Feb 28. His next scheduled event is a headlining gig at Rolling Loud festival in Inglewood, Calif., on March 4. Before that happens, a source close to the rapper said Travis and his team are "already working with law enforcement to resolve and get to the truth" of what happened at Club Nebula.
Away from the stage, Travis shares two children—Stormi, 5, and 12-month-old Aire—with reality star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner. While finding success in the music industry is cool for Travis, he argues fatherhood may be the best gig.
"Being a dad is better than what I thought it would be," Travis said in the winter 2021 issue of XXL Magazine. "Stormi is one of the best human beings I know. She's like my best friend. She just inspires me and she surprises me every day with how she's thinking."
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This article was updated on March 1, 2023 at 3:55 p.m. PST to include statements from Travis' team and Club Nebula.
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