In the run-up to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, a slew of artists and celebrities were booked for appearances billed as pre-game events. Among them was rapper Travis Scott, who entered into a contractual agreement with a local promoter called PJAM to perform a short set on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Myth Live in Maplewood, Minnesota. The hitch being: Scott had to be in Las Vegas later that night for an appearance at the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s Marquee nightclub. Scott didn’t make it to Minnesota, and according to a counter-suit filed by the rapper, who is being represented by power lawyer Howard King of King, Holmes, Paterno & Soriano, it was because PJAM failed to properly secure travel as agreed upon in a signed document.
The filing comes on the heels of PJAM’s suit against Scott (real name: Jacques Webster) for an alleged breach of contract. Shortly after Feb. 3, the company sued Scott for failing to appear at the event.
But according to Scott’s attorneys, PJAM was in breach not just for failing to provide a travel itinerary, but also for allegedly planting a story with TMZ stating that Scott would be “Working a Double Shift Super Bowl LII Weekend.” Any disclosure to the press, which was hot on Scott’s trail at the time due to the impending birth of his daughter with girlfriend Kylie Jenner (Stormi was born on Feb. 1), was explicitly forbidden in the original contract. Once the article appeared, Jefferson Agar, one of the PJAM promoters, shared a link to the story on Twitter boasting that he was “TMZ famous,” according to the suit.
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