Rapper Travis Scott’s history of violence has struck again after he allegedly punched a sound engineer in the face last night and caused $12,000 worth of damage at a New York City nightclub.
A source told DailyMail.com that “no one is surprised” that Scott erupted at Manhattan hot spot Club Nebula — following a series of scandals that have rocked his career over the years.
The insider added that his out of control temper was the reason his relationship with Kylie Jenner fell apart in January.
“Travis’ anger issues are nothing new and were a big part of why he and Kylie broke up,” they said. “This is nothing new and it’s no surprise to anyone that he got into this mess.”
“She’s such a peaceful and calm person, and he was the complete opposite — she couldn’t take it anymore. He’s exploded several times and everyone who knows him knows his temper.’
Rapper Travis Scott is facing more legal jeopardy after allegedly punching a sound engineer at a New York nightclub
Scott performed with Don Toliver, who has a weekly spot at Club Nebula, in the early morning hours. Videos show the pair performing in front of a packed audience
The crowd at Nebula last night, a popular music hotspot in Times Square
Scott’s latest crisis reportedly saw him destroy thousands of dollars’ worth of nightclub equipment after going into a rage while performing with Don Toliver, who has a weekly spot at Club Nebula.
He reportedly got involved in a brawl in the early hours that led him to punch a 52-year-old sound engineer in the face.
Footage from the club has revealed the pre-attack scene where Scott and Toliver riled up the crowd in the packed club.
But police were called to the nightclub at 3:25 am after the rapper reportedly lashed out violently at his sound crew. According to the NYPD, the 52-year-old victim did not require medical attention.
The rapper has since claimed the clash was a misunderstanding after a “great show,” but revelers also saw him snap at a DJ and throw a fan’s phone on the floor.
An NYPD spokesperson told DailyMail.com, “There was also an oral dispute at that location that ended in $12,000 in equipment damage. At this time, no warrant has been issued and the suspect is not being sought. However, that can change.’
Police sources say Scott hit the sound engineer on the left side of the face with a ‘closed fist’ and then smashed a video screen and loudspeaker as he left the scene.
His latest offense comes as he faces multiple lawsuits over the deaths of 10 people at his disastrous 2021 Astroworld concert.
The rapper was accused of whipping the crowd into an uncontrolled frenzy, resulting in a deadly stampede that injured hundreds of other revelers at the event.
He came under fire again in the aftermath of the tragedy, when he was caught showing off his $5.5 million Bugatti supercar while brushing off allegations that he hadn’t spent enough money on security at the doomed event .
Scott insisted that he “did everything he could” to save those who died in the crowd.
But footage from his shows over the years underlines his habit of defying security measures while inciting crowds to rage, leading to his first arrest in 2015 at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival.
The rapper is under fire for his role in the 2021 Astroworld tragedy that left 10 people dead in a deadly stampede
Emergency services responding to Scott’s fatal Astroworld festival. Scott has repeatedly denied responsibility for the tragedy
Ambulances tend to the panicked crowd at the Astroworld Festival in November 2021. More than 4,900 injured people stood out during the concert
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The scandal saw the rapper flee the stage after just one song, urging thousands to rush onto the stage and break the barricades between them.
He was then arrested for the same antics three years later, when his first Astroworld Festival in 2018 descended into chaos.
Once again, concertgoers stormed through the barriers and threatened security officers at his request, leading him to plead guilty to disorderly conduct.
Although he was hit with felony charges in both arrests, the rapper’s penchant for violence was caught again in 2021 when he got involved in a furious confrontation with fellow rapper Meek Mill.
The screaming match erupted as the two were partying in the Hamptons in upstate New York, where they caused a huge scene at a swanky Fourth of July party.
Footage of the incident fully expressed the rapper’s anger, as he was surrounded by onlookers as the two faced each other.
His Netflix documentary ‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ also reportedly showed his tendency to overlook the safety of the public during one of his arrests.
During a show at the Walmart Music Pavilion in Arkansas, he can be seen in the documentary telling the audience, “Before I get to this next song, I need to invite a few more people down here to rage with this m*** ********S.’
Scott will be screened February 16 in Houston, Texas. He has not yet commented on the nightclub incident
Scott shares two kids with beauty magnate Kylie Jenner, true, but the pair went their separate ways in January
An insider has revealed that Scott’s violent temper and out-of-control personality have done him more than get him in legal hot water over the years, as it eventually led to his breakup with Kylie Jenner.
The couple were supposed to spend the holidays together at the end of last year, but beauty mogul Jenner chose to spend New Year’s with her sister.
After their tumultuous final months, the on-off pair eventually called it quits, reportedly remaining “friends and wonderful co-parents.”
Scott, who shares two children with Jenner, has not yet commented on Tuesday’s nightclub incident and it’s unclear whether this latest outburst could affect the numerous lawsuits filed against him.