Rapper Travis Scott arrested in Miami

Rapper Travis Scott arrested in Miami

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Travis Scott has been arrested in Miami on suspicion of disorderly intoxication and trespassing over an argument on a boat in the early hours of Thursday.

The American rapper was detained by police at Miami Beach Marina at around 01:45 local time, according to official records.

An arrest report from Miami Beach Police Department seen by BBC Newsbeat says officers were called to reports of people fighting on a yacht.

The 33-year-old was detained under his real name, Jacques Bermon Webster, according to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department’s website.

Police spoke to Travis Scott and “could sense a strong smell of alcohol coming from the defendant’s breath,” the report says.

As officers escorted the rapper away from the yacht, the report says, he “walked backwards yelling obscenities to the occupants of the vessel”.

He then left the area, but was seen by officers five minutes later returning and attempting to head back to the yacht, according to the report.

When challenged he “disregarded officers’ commands not to go” and became “erratic”, shouting and disturbing local residents, according to police.

Following his arrest and detention, the report says, “the defendant later admitted that he had been drinking alcohol and stated: ‘It’s Miami’.”

Travis Scott is a Grammy Award nominee and arguably one of the biggest hip-hop acts in the world.

In 2021, 10 fans died in a crowd surge at his Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas.

He did not face criminal charges over their deaths but remains involved in civil cases alleging that organisers were at fault.

Last year he scored his first UK number one album with Utopia, which was released a week after a planned show in front of Egypt’s pyramids was cancelled.

His European tour is due to start in the Netherlands on 28 June, with a show scheduled in London and at the Co-Op Live venue in Manchester on 13 July.

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