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Travis Scott sued for inciting 'hazardous' crowd that led to injury at Rolling Loud 2019

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 5/27/2022 Charles Trepany, USA TODAY

Travis Scott is facing another lawsuit accusing him of negligence that led to injury during his performance at a music festival, but this time it's for his 2019 set at Rolling Loud.

On May 10, the rapper, 31, was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against organizers of the Miami Gardens music festival, where plaintiff Marchelle Ashley Love claims she suffered "severe injuries" after getting trampled by the crowd.

The suit, provided to USA TODAY by Love's attorney Raymond Dieppa, alleges Scott "continued to verbally and physically incite the crowd to engage in a mosh pit and other hazardous activities" after local police required he stop his performance due to the crowd growing uncontrollable.

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"Despite the fact that Travis Scott was aware of and could clearly see concertgoers being injured, suffocating, losing consciousness, fighting, and being trampled, he continued his performance while authorities were forced to attempt to render aid to these injured concertgoers," reads the lawsuit.

Travis Scott is facing another lawsuit accusing him of negligence that led to injury during his performance at a music festival, but this time it's for his 2019 set at Rolling Loud. © Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Travis Scott is facing another lawsuit accusing him of negligence that led to injury during his performance at a music festival, but this time it's for his 2019 set at Rolling Loud.

In a statement to USA TODAY, Dieppa said the incident was "disturbingly similar to the tragedy which occurred at Astroworld in November of 2021," where a crowd surge led to ten deaths and scores of injuries.

"We hope that this lawsuit and others like it deter future incidents such as what happened at Rolling Loud and Astroworld," Dieppa added.

A spokesperson for Scott told USA TODAY Tuesday the lawsuit "is another blatant, cynical attempt to attack Travis, in this instance for a 3-year-old incident that is deliberately misrepresented." 

"This cheap opportunism is based on a blatant lie that’s easy to detect," Scott's spokesperson added. 

Other defendants named in the suit include Sequel Tour Solutions, SLS Consulting and Michael Sheehan, who was the engineer that conducted Rolling Loud's safety evaluation, the lawsuit says.

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Scott has been embroiled in legal battles since Astroworld, with concertgoers naming him in several personal injury lawsuits alleging negligence and gross negligence.

The rapper first released a statement in response to the tragedy on the morning of Nov. 6 saying he was "devastated" by what occurred. 

"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life," he said. 

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"I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support," Scott added. 

Later that day, Scott posted a distraught update on his Instagram Stories. "I just want to send out prayers to the ones that (were) lost last night. …... You know my fans … really mean the world to me and I always just want to leave them with a positive experience and any time I can make out anything that’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need."

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Contributing: USA TODAY staff and wire reports

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