The “Sicko Mode” rapper has reportedly returned the $217,500 deposit he was paid and the suit will be dropped as a result, according to The Blast.
The website reports that the person who booked the gig for Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend was not his normal booker, and they promised they could get him to play the event when they couldn’t.
Over the weekend it came out that the Empire Music Ventures had sued Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend for fraud and breach of contract after he backed out of playing the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience without explanation.
The organizers claimed they’d reached an agreement with Scott and his company, The Odd Group, to play the March festival in early November. As part of the deal, the rapper would be paid $400,000 for a 75-minute performance.
But in early December, just after he had been paid a $217,500 deposit, the rapper’s team canceled the performance. Coming at such a late date, this caused Empire Music Ventures to pull the plug on the festival, which was to be held on the same grounds as Coachella, entirely.
On Monday, Scott’s lawyer told Page Six in a statement: “Travis does not know anyone from Empire Music Ventures, and he certainly did not enter into any kind of discussion or contract with them. He has no relationship with the management company The Odd Group, which purportedly entered into the alleged contract. Any lawsuit that may have been filed against Travis and his company has absolutely no basis.”