Travis Scott is pushing a judge to ignore his history of canceled performances when considering his upcoming court battle with a Minnesota promotion company.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, the Houston native has asked that the promoter, PJAM, not be able to use his spotty performance record against him. Scott claims the prosecution's plan to showcase concerts where he's either postponed or flat-out flaked would be "unfairly prejudicial" and skew the outcome of the case.
Because the lawsuit at hand involves a show that Scott, real name Jacques Webster II, missed due to the birth of his daughter, Travis feels his past mishaps have no relevance to the upcoming trial. However, the company claims that his track record plays into him waiting until just two days before the gig to notify them he was pulling out. As a result, PJAM wants to highlight at least seven concerts stemming from 2016 to March of 2019 where Scott was a no-show. PJAM also alludes to the fact that Scott's relationship with Kylie Jenner is part of his brand, which he catered to above his contractual obligations.
"Mr. Webster is famous for, among other things, fathering a Kardashian child," PJAM states. "It is no coincidence that he canceled the performance at issue in this lawsuit just two days after the much-anticipated birth."
This lawsuit was initially filed in March of 2018 and revolves around a Super Bowl weekend performance that was supposed to take place on Feb. 3 at Minnesota's Myth Nightclub. On Feb. 1, 2018, Jenner gave birth to their daughter Stormi. This led Scott to cancel the concert despite PJAM paying him his $150,000 fee up front. It is even alleged that the company attempted to secure a private jet to transport Scott to the venue and back home, but the rapper cited weather and other complications as issues. Now PJAM wants the money back, plus additional damages.
The judge has yet to rule on whether this evidence is admissible.