Travis Scott has filed a preemptive countersuit stemming from a live performance that left a fan paralyzed.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, the 26-year-old Houston rapper insists he is not responsible for the injuries Kyle Green sustained during his April 2017 show at NYC’s Terminal 5. Green filed a lawsuit against Scott last fall, after he was allegedly pushed off a balcony during the rapper’s show. The plaintiff reportedly suffered a fractured vertebrae, fractured ankle, and broken wrist as a result of the fall, and now uses a wheelchair.
Green claims he was pushed off the balcony after Scott incited chaos. He also says the venue’s security improperly handled him after the fall.
“I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up.” Green told the New York Post. “Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage. They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything; they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around. Then they dropped me in front of the stage.”
Concert promoter The Bowery and security company Strike Force Protective Services are listed as co-defendants in Green’s suit; however, according to legal documents, Scott insists he was not responsible for the incident and shouldn’t have to pay if he’s hit with a huge judgment. According to The Blast, the ASTROWORLD artist is seeking to have the suit dismissed. He is also countersuing The Bowery and Strike Force Protective Services to ensure they're held responsible for any damages.