Travis Scott performed a 3:30 A.M. set late Saturday (or early Sunday, if you want to get technical) at Miami’s E11EVEN Club, part of a Grand Prix weekend celebration. This was the hip hop star’s first public performance since the disaster at his Astroworld Festival in November. Eight people died on site as part of a crowd surge, and two more died in the hospital in the following days. Many noted at the time that Scott had a history of encouraging mayhem at his shows, which even led to his arrest in Chicago in 2015 and Arkansas in 2017.
PageSix reported that the star hit the stage with restored bravado, clutching a bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila (a pricy spirit) and hurling a wad of cash into the crowd. “Everybody owes me a shot,” he said, adding, “We need every stripper to report to the f–king stage right now. We need every bottle reported to this motherf–kin floor.”
TMZ reported that Quavo joined Scott toward the tail end of the 45-minute set, dueting on their 2017 track “Dubai Shit,” then handing the mic to someone in the crowd who was, in the outlet’s opinion, “super impressive.”
The performance lasted until around 4:15 A.M., according to PageSix, and tables for the event reportedly sold from $5,000 to $100,000. (Maybe after 50K, you get a free hat or something.) Before this weekend, Scott’s post-Astroworld performances have only been at private parties: one reportedly at Coachella, another a house party in Bel-Air with Leonardo DiCaprio and Serena Williams as guests.
TMZ added that Scott “did not blow out of there” once he left the stage and was seen hanging around until 6 A.M. They spotted a slew of celebrities, including Future, Tyga, Zedd, will.i.am, and Busta Rhymes.
In February of this year, Scott and Kyler Jenner had their second child together. Initially, they named the boy Wolf but then announced that it had been changed. Jenner said she would reveal the new name “when she is ready.”
Soon after the Astroland incident, Scott and concert promotion company Live Nation found themselves receiving 11 different lawsuits. In late March of this year, Scott was accused of violating a gag order from those lawsuits when he made social media announcements about the creation of Project HEAL. The organization’s website says it “unites initiatives ranging from academic scholarships, free mental health resources, a creative design center, and a first-ever, tech-driven solution for event safety.” It adds that it is “a multi-tier, long-term series of community-focused philanthropy and investment efforts” and that “a portion of proceeds from [Travis Scott’s] upcoming product launches will also go towards HEAL.”