Rapper Travis Scott named as a suspect following alleged assualt at NYSC nightclub
American rapper, Travis Scott, has been named as a suspect following an alleged assault at an NYC nightclub. The Astroworld rapper, 30, allegedly punched a sound engineer and caused $12,000 worth of damage at the Midtown Manhattan nightclub Nebula early Wednesday morning, March 1.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the incident to Yahoo Entertainment without identifying Scott as the alleged suspect, saying that an alleged assault took place at that location at 2 a.m. on Wednesday. The NYPD spokesperson said it stemmed from a “verbal dispute” between Scott and a 52-year-old, which “escalated into a physical altercation.” The victim was allegedly “punched in the face” and the aggressor “then damaged an audio speaker and video screen, causing about $12,000 in equipment damages. The investigation is ongoing.”
NBC News confirmed with NYPD sources that Scott— real name Jacques Webster — was being sought after allegedly punching the victim with a closed fist on the left side of the face. Scott then fled the West 41st St. club in a car. Police responded to Nebula at around 3:25 a.m. Investigators are reviewing club surveillance video.
According to WPIX-TV, Scott is wanted on charges of assault and criminal mischief. The alleged victim reported no serious physical injuries to police. Earlier in the night, Scott was the surprise guest at rapper Don Toliver’s show at the Union Square music venue Irving Plaza.