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Travis Scott continues to be haunted by the tragedy of the 2021 Astroworld Festival as he has once again found himself in a new legal battle.
The rapper and Live Nation were accused of "negligence and willful misconduct" during his infamous Astroworld concert, which also resulted in the death of a teenage attendee.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, a company by the name of Ceremony of Roses is suing the rapper after they lost a substantial investment in the festival. CoR expressed its dissatisfaction with Scott, saying he is guilty of "negligence and willful misconduct in connection with the Festival," which caused the company to "incur substantial financial harm."
Travis Scott & Live Nation Get Slapped With Another Astroworld-Related Lawsuit
In the filing, the company explains they are a new global media, branding, design, and events company that in connection with the "Sicko Mode" rapper and Live Nation aimed to provide attendees with other attractions.
These activities, which included "carnival-style games and amusements on the Festival grounds," were supposed to enhance the fan experience, increase ticket sales, and encourage concertgoers to stay on the premises and continue spending money.
Eventually, it was decided that CoR was the best-suited party to manage the Amusements. The multifaceted company then agreed with Scoremore Holdings, a promoter designated by Live Nation for this purpose.
According to the docs, the agreement placed CoR in charge of financing, setting up, operating, and dismantling the amusements, with the right to recover its out-of-pocket costs and 50% of all revenues thereafter.
CoR's decision to proceed with the deal was backed by Live Nation organizing the Astroworld Festival. Given Live Nation's track record and reputation, CoR had a reasonable expectation that the concert would be conducted in a top-notch, safe, and secure environment with professional business practices.
The company claims it has a reasonable expectation that Scott and musical artist XXG, as part of the show, would ensure safety and professionalism while drawing a large crowd of fans who would stay on the premises and spend money on various forms of entertainment, including the amusements.
However, since they failed on that front, Astroworld was canceled and CoR was prevented from recouping its out-of-pocket expenses and lost out entirely on its reasonably certain profits.
As we reported, the festival was overrun by zealous fans who rushed the stage during Travis' performance. Tragically, several concertgoers lost their lives after being trapped by the crowd. One of those victims was a young teenager.
"At the very minimum, Defendants owed COR a duty to exercise ordinary care in maintaining a safe and secure environment for COR's business activities and Festival attendees. Defendants negligently and willfully breached this duty in numerous respects," the lawsuit reads.
Due to this and having to defend themselves against a lawsuit from concertgoers who complained about their inability to use the amusements, CoR had no alternative but to file a lawsuit.
While the exact amount for acceptable compensation for the damages wasn't mentioned, the documents reveal that CoR had invested a minimum of $700,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for the setup and operation of the amusements at the Festival.
Settlement With Victim's Family
This latest legal drama comes exactly three months after Scott reached a settlement with one of the families that filed a lawsuit against him after the Festival resulted in multiple tragic deaths.
As reported by The Blast, the Latin Grammy Award winner and the event organizers, including Live Nation, agreed to provide an undisclosed amount of compensation to the family of 14-year-old John Hilgert for his passing in August.
Prior to this development, the family had reached a decision to withdraw their lawsuit in February after submitting a notice of nonsuit with prejudice. Additionally, they become the third family to reach a settlement in their Astroworld-related lawsuits, following the Axel Acosta and Brianna Rodriguez families.
Amid the lawsuits and attempts to reach settlements with grieving families, Scott showed some signs of still being haunted by the 2021 Astroworld tragedy. The moment came when the "Highest in the Room" hitmaker took to social media to announce his plans to embark on another tour as part of the promotion for his new album, "Utopia."
Taking to Instagram, he posted two images with the first being the cover for his project and the second being of his planned performance locations. Per the announcement, The "Utopia Circus Maximus Tour" had its kickoff date as October 11 and its location as Charlotte, North Carolina.
The ongoing concert, which is set to conclude in Toronto, Canada on December 29, will feature 26 stops in the United States and two stops in Canada. Despite fans' original excitement at the announcement, the tune soon changed when they saw that his hometown of Houston was excluded from his list.
"Bro, scared to do Houston? Lol," one Instagram user aunted Scott, as a disappointed fan virtually yelled, "NO HOUSTON ARE YOU CRQZY?!!!?!!?" and a third claimed, "Bro, it's insane how HOUSTON is not on there…."