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

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023
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NEW YORK -- Travis Scott is wanted for questioning by police after a man claimed the rapper punched him in the face at a Manhattan nightclub early Wednesday.

A sound engineer who works at Club Nebula in Midtown told the authorities that he was in a verbal dispute with Scott that escalated into a physical altercation around 2 a.m., police said.

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The 52-year-old victim alleged that the 31-year-old Scott punched him in the face and did $12,000 worth of damage to an audio speaker and a video screen, police said.

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The victim didn't suffer visible injuries and refused medical attention, police said.

The suspect fled in a car, police said.

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

The Houston-born rapper has come under fire for safety surrounding his concerts, particularly the Astroworld Festival in Nov. 2021, where a mass-casualty crowd crush killed 10 people.

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Scott has two children with Kylie Jenner.