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Travis Scott logs a win in Astroworld legal case

The rapper says that the tragedy devastated him
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Travis Scott (Photo credit: Bang Media)

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

The rapper was headlining the festival in his hometown of Houston in November 2021 when a mass crowd surge claimed the lives of 10 people near the front of the stage. While the organizers Live Nation and he 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 “[e]ntire action of all parties and all causes of action” thrown out of the court, meaning that the court’s decision concludes the entire dispute, including all claims and counterclaims raised by the parties involved.

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

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 Ceremony of Roses with financing, establishing, operating and dismantling the attractions, and in return they could recoup their original costs and 50 percent of additional revenue. The deal was supported by Live Nation organizing the event with a reasonable expectation that the festival would be a high-quality, safe and secure environment. Scott and XXG were also expected to prioritize safety and professionalism.

However, the cancellation of the festival following the tragedy prevented the firm from recovering its 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.

Scott previously admitted he “always” thinks about the tragedy.

“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,” he told GQ.

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

“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,” Scott said.

“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,” he continued.

“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,” Scott said.

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