LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Travis Scott is countersuing Minneapolis promoters who originally sued him for bailing on a Super Bowl show.
Scott filed a response to PJAM’s complaint, which claimed Scott bailed on the concert but kept the cash he was advanced. Scott representatives said at the time it was due to weather and logistics and TMZ learned that he and Kylie Jenner had given birth to their daughter, Stormi, a few days before on Feb. 1. Scott did make a 1 a.m performance in Las Vegas later the same day as the PJAM event.
Along with the response, though, Scott filed a counterclaim, with attorney Howard King saying the original complaint was “an obioous effort to shake Travis down and avoid the consequences of their breaches.”
“Three wannabe promoters – Alex Martini, Jefferson Agar and Patrick Johnston, and their company PJAM, contracted with Travis Scott to appear at a February 4 show under terms they had no financial ability to satisfy – even completely failing to arrange to get him to and from the event as required,” King et al said in a statement provided to CelebrityAccess. “In an obvious effort to shake Travis down and avoid the consequences of their breaches, they filed a spurious lawsuit while spreading specious falsehoods in the press.
“Rather than suing, these so-called promoters should have apologized and taken responsibility for their inability to provide the agreed-upon transportation. Instead of pursuing a misguided attempt to spin the narrative and salvage their tattered reputation, the responsible step would have been for PJAM to pay Travis the balance of his fee and move on to their next opportunity.
“Travis would have preferred to resolve the failures of the promoters privately and cooperatively. Their election to go public has left Travis no option other than to seek the balance of the fees owing. Travis apologizes to any fans who were duped by these promoters into showing up at the canceled show even after the promoters failed to take the steps to get Travis there.”
The counterclaim suggests that PJAM agreed to fly Scott from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to perform at the Feb. 3 party and to then fly him to Los Angeles to perform at the Marquee nightclub for his 1:30 a.m. performance. But, “just hours before” Travis and his team were to fly out, PJAM had still not provided a travel itinerary so Travis had to back out.
“PJAM never paid Travis the balance of what he was guaranteed under the contract, which PJAM breached in numerous ways,” the complaint says. “Instead, PJAM sued Travis claiming that he breached the contract, even though Travis was ready, willing, and able to perform in Minneapolis on February 3rd and it was PJAM that failed to follow through with its obligations. Unfortunately it appears that Agar, Martini, and Johnston are amateur promoters who negotiated a deal they simply could not keep.”
Furthermore, the countersuit claims PJAM breached a confidentiality agreement by giving their supposed spin on the events to TMZ.