Travis Scott wanted for questioning after man says he was punched at Manhattan nightclub

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Man says Travis Scott punched him in face at Midtown nightclub
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Rapper Travis Scott is wanted for questioning after a man claimed he was punched in the face at a Club Nebula in Midtown, Manhattan.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Rapper Travis Scott is wanted for questioning after a man claimed he was punched in the face at a nightclub in Midtown.

Police responded to Club Nebula at 135 West 41st St. for an assault and criminal mischief at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday.

A 52-year-old sound engineer at the club said around 2 a.m., a 31-year-old man became engaged in a verbal dispute, escalating to a physical altercation.

He claims he was punched in the face, and the suspect damaged an audio speaker and a video screen, causing about $12,000 in damage.

The victim did not suffer visible injuries and refused medical attention at the scene, however, the victim told Eyewitness News he "was hurt" and suffered a neck injury in what he said was a punch in the face when he tried to help by asking him to turn down the volume.

The suspect fled in a vehicle, westbound on West 41st. Police would like to speak to him.

The NYPD is not naming a suspect at this time, but the victim claims it was rapper Travis Scott.

Scott's attorney, Mitchell Schuster, told TMZ, "While this is clearly a misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation, we are actively working with the venue and law enforcement to resolve and set the record straight. We are confident our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing."

Scott has two children with Kylie Jenner.

He is also known for performing at an outdoor concert in Houston in 2021 where 10 people died, including a 9-year-old boy, when concertgoers rushed the stage.

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