A fan is reportedly suing Osheaga Festival after Travis Scott started his headline slot nearly an hour-and-a-half late.
The rapper released his new album ‘ASTROWORLD‘ last week (August 3). In a five-star review, NME said: “This is the sound of a musician who has worked to forge an entire world, an empire, around himself – we can peer in, but from afar, guessing at his motives and life behind the velvet rope.”
Scott headlined Montreal’s Osheaga on the day of the album’s release and was scheduled to start his set at 9:45pm, with the performance due to finish at 10:55pm. However, after being delayed at the Canadian border, the star arrived on stage just after 11pm and played for only 40 minutes.
Student Megan Le Stum has now filed a class action suit against Evenko, Osheaga’s promoter, asking that all Osheaga attendees who bought tickets to see Scott be refunded and arguing that Evenko had a responsibility to respect the announced schedule.
The document said Le Stum, who left the festival at 10:30pm after growing tired of waiting for Scott to appear, works part-time and had to save up money to buy a three-day pass to the event. It added that she would not have bought tickets if Scott had not been booked to perform.
“The crowd was euphoric to see the rapper for the last show of the day, however the spectacle didn’t start on time,” the class action suit read, according to Montreal Gazette.
Three-day passes for the festival were priced between $320 and $1,150 (£191-£686). Arctic Monkeys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Florence + The Machine, Tyler, The Creator, Anderson. Paak, The National, Post Malone, and more all appeared at the Montreal festival.
Neither Scott nor Evenko have responded to the lawsuit at present.
Meanwhile, the rapper was faced with criticism after trans model Amanda Lepore was removed from the final version of the artwork for ‘ASTROWORLD’. In response to the criticism, Scott said: “This is very important for me to speak up about: Growing up I’ve been taught to accept everyone, not to cast people away but bring them into your home! I have nothing but respect for the LGBTQ community.
“Yo Amanda you did upstage everyone even me…and I can’t wait for everyone to see the booklet that me and Dave put together that includes all these images. thank you for being apart of it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.”