American rapper Travis Scott is finally pronounced to pay a total of $382,932.79 in damages for canceling a planned concert.
However, the rapper and his attorney have expressed their disappointment towards the decision made by the jury. Travis' attorney 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.
All the issues began after the company named PJAM LLC sued the rapper for canceling a scheduled concert a couple of days after the birth of his child, Stormi Webster; he is in relationship with TV star Kylie Jenner.
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Shortly after the cancelation of the performance, the company accused Scott of canceling the show despite the advance payment of $150,000. He was supposed to perform at a Super Bowl Weekend party at Myth Live in Minnesota on 3rd of February, 2018.
Further, the company also claimed of arranging a private plane for the rapper and paying a booking fee of around $10,000 to Scott's agent.
Well, the rapper also filed a counter-suit against the company claiming the company still owed him $50,000 for the gig.
Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP that handled the artist's legal issue, in a conversation with E! News, stated,
Three wannabe promoters—Alex Martini, Jefferson Agar and Patrick Johnston, and their company PJAM, contracted with Travis Scott to appear at a February 4 show under terms they had no financial ability to satisfy—even completely failing to arrange to get him to and from the event as required. In an obvious effort to shake Travis down and avoid the consequences of their breaches, they filed a spurious lawsuit while spreading specious falsehoods in the press.
The ruling further stated,
Rather than suing, these so-called promoters should have apologized and taken responsibility for their inability to provide the agreed-upon transportation. Instead of pursuing a misguided attempt to spin the narrative and salvage their tattered reputation, the responsible step would have been for PJAM to pay Travis the balance of his fee and move on to their next opportunity. Travis would have preferred to resolve the failures of the promoters privately and cooperatively. Their election to go public has left Travis no option other than to seek the balance of the fees owing.
Well, the rapper has finally lost the lawsuit, but he apologized to his fans for the canceled shows.