Travis Scott has responded to being sued for missing a performance after his daughter, Stormi, was born. His attorney, Howard E. King, of the law firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, LLP, tells ET in a statement that the promoters of the Feb. 4 show "had no financial ability to satisfy... the event as required." He went on to say that the promoters failed to provide agreed-upon transportation for Scott to even make it to the event.
He said Scott would be seeking the rest of the fees from the promoters and offered an apology to fans: "Travis apologizes to any fans who were duped by these promoters into showing up at the cancelled show even after the promoters failed to take the steps to get Travis there.”
Apparently Travis Scott does not get paid paternity leave.
Just two days after his girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, gave birth to their daughter, Stormi, the 25-year-old rapper was to perform at Myth Live in Minnesota, but did not show up. According to The Blast, Scott is now being sued for accepting an advance payment in the upwards amount of $150,000 and not paying it back upon not appearing at the venue.
TheBlast reports that event promotion company PJAM LLC is claiming that on Feb. 3, the night before the Super Bowl, which was also held in Minnesota, a private jet was arranged to pick Scott up and take him to the venue and his agent also received a $10,000 booking fee.
While this was just a few days after Jenner went into labor on Feb. 1, the website notes that Scott did perform that night in Las Vegas at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan. The following day, on Super Bowl Sunday, he and Jenner announced their baby news.
According to the lawsuit obtained by The Blast, the promoters are claiming that in addition to paying Scott between $150,000 and $200,000, they also shelled out money to "advertise the event, lease a large entertainment venue and to hire a staff of waiters, bartenders and other assistants for the night."
PJAM further states that the company faced "reputational harm" when Scott didn't show up.
Back when Scott canceled his show in Minnesota, a source told ET that it was partly to stay close to Jenner, who had not yet announced she had given birth. The source also claimed that travel was going to be a "logistical nightmare," seeing as he was scheduled for two performances in the same night.
While Scott may be facing some drama in his professional life, a source told ET this week that he and Jenner are stronger than ever.
"Kylie and Travis are in a really good place," the source said. "Travis is very hands-on, and knows it's also important to treat Kylie special. Whenever the two get free time, they make it a priority to have date night. The Kardashian-Jenner clan loves watching Stormi whenever they get the chance."
Here's more with the new parents:
New Dad Travis Scott Performs During NBA All-Star Weekend
Inside Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s Romantic Seaside Sunday Date
Travis Scott Shares First Pic of Him and Kylie Jenner Since Birth of Daughter Stormi