Travis Scott’s violent temper erupts again, was ‘the reason Kylie Jenner broke up with him’
Rapper Travis Scott’s history of violence has struck again after he allegedly punched a sound engineer in the face and caused $12,000 in damage at a New York City nightclub last night.
A source told DailyMail.com that ‘no one is surprised’ Scott erupted in Manhattan hotspot Club Nebula – and follows a series of scandals that have upended his career over the years.
The insider added that his out-of-control temper was the reason his relationship with Kylie Jenner fell apart January.
‘Travis’ anger issues are not anything new and were a huge part of why Kylie and he broke up,’ they said. ‘This is not anything new and no one is surprised to learn that he got himself into this mess.’
‘She is such a peaceful and quiet person, and he was the opposite – she could not handle it anymore. He has exploded on several occasions and anyone who knows him knows about his temper.’
Rapper Travis Scott is facing more legal jeopardy after allegedly punching a sound engineer in a New York nightclub
Scott performed with Don Toliver, who has a weekly spot at Club Nebula, in the early hours of the morning. Videos show the pair performing to a packed crowd
The crowd at Nebula last night, a popular music hotspot in Times Square
Scott’s latest crisis saw him allegedly smash thousands of dollars of nightclub equipment after flying into a rage while performing with Don Toliver, who has a weekly spot at Club Nebula.
He reportedly became embroiled in an early-hours brawl that led him to punch a 52-year-old sound engineer in the face.
Footage from the club has revealed the scene prior to the attack, where Scott and Toliver amped up the crowd at the packed club.
But cops were called to the nightclub at 3:25am after the rapper reportedly violently lashed out at his sound crew. According to the NYPD, the 52-year-old victim did not need medical attention.
The rapper has since claimed the clash was a misunderstanding after a ‘great show’, but revelers reportedly said they also saw him snapping at a DJ and throwing a fan’s phone to the ground.
An NYPD spokesman told DailyMail.com: ‘There was also a verbal dispute at that location that ended in $12,000 worth of damage to equipment. At this time, no warrant is issued, and the suspect is not being sought. However, that may change.’
Police sources say Scott struck the sound engineer with a ‘closed fist’ to left side of the face, then smashed a video screen and speaker as he left the scene.
His latest offence comes as he is facing 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 again came under fire in the aftermath of the tragedy, as he was caught flaunting his $5.5 million Bugatti supercar while brushing off accusations he didn’t spend enough money on the doomed event’s security.
Scott insisted he did ‘everything he could’ to save those who died in the crush.
But footage from his shows over the years underscores his habit of defying security measures as he whips crowds into a rage, which led to his first arrest in 2015 at Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.
The rapper has come under fire for his role in the 2021 Astroworld tragedy, which saw 10 people lose their lives in a deadly stampede
Emergency personnel responding to Scott’s fatal Astroworld festival. Scott has repeatedly denied responsibly for the tragedy
Ambulances tend to the panicked crowd at the Astroworld Festival in November 2021. Over 4,900 reported injuries were sustained at the concert
The ten Astroworld fatal victims – (clockwise) Madison Dubiski, 23; John Hilgert, 14; Bharti Shahani, 22; Axel Acosta, 21; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Mirza Baig, 27; Franco Patino, 21; Jacob Jurinek, 21; Rodolfo Angel Peña, 23; and Ezra Blount, 9
The scandal saw the rapper flee the stage after just one song, as he urged thousands to rush the stage and break down the barricades between them.
He was then arrested three years later for the same antics, as his first Astroworld Festival in 2018 descended into chaos.
Again, concert goers burst through the barriers and endangered security officers at his request, leading him to plead guilty to disorderly conduct.
While both arrests saw him slapped with misdemeanor offences, the rapper’s tendency for violence was caught again in 2021 when he became embroiled in a furious faceoff with fellow rapper Meek Mill.
The screaming match erupted while the two were partying in the Hamptons in upstate New York, where they caused a huge scene during a ritzy July Fourth party.
Footage of the incident put the rapper’s temper on full display, as he was seen surrounded by onlookers as the two squared off.
His Netflix documentary ‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ also reportedly showcased his tendency to overlook crowd safety during one of his arrests.
At a show at the Walmart Music Pavilion in Arkansas, he is seen in the documentary telling the crowd: ‘Before I go to this next song, I’m gonna have to invite just a couple more people down here to rage with these m***********s.’
Scott is shown on February 16 in Houston, Texas. He is yet to comment on the nightclub incident
Scott shared two children with beauty mogul Kylie Jenner, right, however the couple went their separate ways in January
An insider has revealed that Scott’s violent temper and out-of-control personality has done more than land 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, however beauty mogul Jenner opted to spend New year with her sister instead.
Following their tumultuous final months, the on-off couple finally called it quits, reportedly remaining ‘friends and great co-parents’.
Scott, who shares two children with Jenner, has not yet commented Tuesday’s nightclub incident, and it is unclear whether this latest outburst could have any bearing on the numerous lawsuits filed against him.