Rapper Travis Scott named as a suspect following an alleged assault at NYSC nightclub
After an alleged assault at a NYC nightclub, Travis Scott, an American rapper, was named as a suspect.
Astroworld rapper, 30 years old, allegedly punched a sound engineer and caused $12,000 of damage to the Midtown Manhattan nightclub Nebula on Wednesday, 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.
According to the NYPD spokesperson, it was a result of a verbal dispute between Scott and a 52-year-old man that “escalated into an actual physical altercation.” According to the NYPD spokesperson, the victim was “punched in her face” by the aggressor. The aggressor then “damaged an audio speaker and a video screen, causing approximately $12,000 in equipment damage.” The investigation continues.
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 the 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 the police.
Earlier in the night, Scott was the surprise guest at rapper Don Toliver’s show at the Union Square music venue Irving Plaza.