Travis Scott arrested for disorderly intoxication and trespassing early Thursday


Musician Travis Scott was arrested and booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail early Thursday morning on charges of trespassing after receiving a warning and disorderly intoxication, according to county jail records.

Scott, whose legal name is Jacques Bermon Webster, a hip-hop artist with hits like “Sikko Mode” and “Fe!N,” was arrested at 1:44 a.m. at the Miami Beach Marina and booked into jail at 4:35 p.m. . am, according to authorities and prison records.

A $650 bond was posted for the 33-year-old man, according to jail records. Scott was released from jail at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the Miami-Dade County Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Bradford Cohen, a legal representative for Scott, said in an emailed statement to CNN that the artist “was briefly detained due to a misunderstanding.” There were absolutely no physical altercations and we thank the authorities for working with us to find a quick and amicable resolution.

Scott is one of the premier rap artists of the last decade and is perhaps best known for his raucous live performances that sometimes got out of control, including a fatal Astroworld Festival show in 2021 that left 10 people dead.

The incident began early Thursday when Scott was on a charter boat and became involved in a disturbance/dispute with the crew, police said. Officers were called to the marina and he was asked to leave. Scott left and returned a second time and again had an argument with the crew and was asked to leave, and after refusing he was arrested, police said.

The arrest affidavit offers some additional details about the incident. According to the affidavit, police were called to the dock to respond to a report of people fighting on a yacht. Officers saw Scott yelling at the occupants, and officers could “smell a strong odor of alcohol” on his breath, the affidavit states.

There was no physical altercation, a source close to Scott told CNN.

Scott was told to leave or face arrest, then walked toward a vehicle and left the marina. He returned about five minutes later, disregarded officers' orders not to move towards the yacht and “began shouting again, becoming erratic, disturbing the peace”, and was taken into custody , the affidavit states.

“The defendant later admitted that he had drunk alcohol and stated, “'This is Miami,'” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit further states that 10 officers used body-worn cameras.

Scott had the most musical success with his 2018 album “Astroworld” and the #1 hit single “Sicko Mode” with Drake, sampled from a remarkable array of sources. The album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap Album, and “Sicko Mode” was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Last year, he released “UTOPIA,” which was nominated for Best Rap Album, his 10th Grammy nomination.

In November 2021, Scott's Astroworld festival show turned into a mass casualty event, as 10 people were killed and 300 were injured during his set in Houston as a crowd of around 50,000 people were heading towards the stage. Scott has not been accused of wrongdoing in connection with the crush of the crowd. He and other organizers faced 10 wrongful death lawsuits and settled them all last month, according to CNN affiliate KHOU.

Scott has been arrested at least twice for incidents at his concerts. The first occurred during a Lollapalooza show in 2015, when police said Scott asked attendees to break through security barricades, according to CNN affiliate WLS. He later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving and was sentenced to a year of court supervision, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Additionally, in 2017, after a show in Rogers, Arkansas, he was charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, and endangering the welfare of a minor. Police said Scott “encouraged people to rush the stage and circumvent safety protocols,” which led to injuries. Two of the charges were dismissed in 2018, but Scott pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid more than $6,800 to two people who said they were injured on his show, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported.

He shares two children with Kylie Jenner, the beauty mogul and the youngest sister of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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