Travis Scott was turned down when he begged Coachella to let him perform for free. Festival organizers told Scott’s team that the troubled rapper was dropped from the 2022 lineup. The festival and the city of Indio offered to pay a “kill fee” of 25% for dropping the rapper, according to Variety.
The cancellation is the latest fallout stemming from Scott’s Astroworld catastrophe in Houston, where 10 people died during a stampede in November.
Sources tell Deadline.com that Scott’s longtime agent, Cara Lewis, pleaded with the festival organizers to let Scott perform for free.
The insider said Lewis is desperate to keep the gig, which would have marked Scott’s first return to the stage since the Astroworld tragedy.
In a last-ditch effort to salvage what’s left of his career, Scott, 30, sat down with Charlamagne the god for an exclusive interview last week.
The interview angered families of the victims who say he didn’t show any remorse.
Scott was arrested twice in the past for inciting his fans to storm the stage.
In one video, Scott directed a fan to jump from a balcony that was at least 15 feet above the floor.
Another fan who jumped from a 3rd story balcony broke both legs and injured his spine.