Travis Scott takes win in Astroworld legal row

Travis Scott has scored a victory in a legal battle over the Astroworld tragedy after a company hired to provide amusements and games dropped their lawsuit.



An Astroworld lawsuit has been dropped
An Astroworld lawsuit has been dropped

Travis Scott has scored a victory in a legal battle over the Astroworld tragedy.

The 32-year-old rapper was headlining the festival in his hometown of Houston, Texas in November 2021 when a mass crowd crush claimed the lives of 10 people near the front of the stage, and while he and organisers Live Nation have faced various lawsuits in the aftermath of the incident, one has just been resolved.

Ceremony of Roses - who were hired to provide various attractions such as “carnival-style games and amusements" on the site - have filed for a dismissal of their lawsuit over financial loss incurred at the concert.

Documents filed last week and obtained by The Blast noted the company wanted "Entire action of all parties and all causes of action” flung out of the court, meaning that the court’s decision fully concludes the entire dispute, including all claims and counterclaims raised by the parties involved.

However, lawyers asked for the courts to dismiss the case without prejudice, so the same lawsuit could be brought again in the future.

In their original lawsuit, Ceremony of Roses explained they were to offer additional attractions to elevate the fan experience, boost ticket sales and encourage attendees to keep spending after reaching an agreement with Scoremore Holdings, a promoter designated by Live Nation to arrange the amusements.

The agreement tasked CoR with financing, establishing, operating, and dismantling the amusements, and in return could recoup their original costs and 50% of additional revenue, with the deal supported by Live Nation's organisation of the event and a reasonable expectation the festival would be a high-quality, safe, and secure environment, with Travis and XXG also expected to prioritise safety and professionalism.

However, the cancellation of the festival following the tragedy prevented the firm from recovering their initial expenses and a complete loss of any expected profit.

The filing didn't specify a compensation amount sought but did state the company had incurred at least $700,000 in expenses.

Travis previously admitted he "always" thinks about the tragedy.

He told GQ magazine: "I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost...

“It has its moments where it gets rough and…yeah. You just feel for those people. And their families.”

The 'Goosebumps' actor was "overly devastated" by what happened and found it "therapeutic" being able to channel his emotions into his new album 'Utopia'.

He said: “Making music, you think about things that go on in life and things that happen in your life, and you dial in on things.

“That moment for families, for the city, you know, it was devastating.

"And when it came to making, like even finishing the album…I got back into it probably like, I don’t know, months and months and months after.

"And the idea of just even getting back into music, working on music and just even getting into that, was therapeutic of being able to channel some of the energy into production and sounds and finishing it...

"I mean I was just overly devastated."