Travis Scott arrested in Florida: Here's what we know, Scott's ties to South Florida (2024)

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Rapper, singer, songwriter and hit-making producer Travis Scott was arrested this week in Miami Beach and charged with disorderly intoxication.

Scott is best known for his years-long on-again-off-again relationship with Kylie Jenner, who he’s had two children with, and for hosting one of the deadliest concerts in the U.S. during his 2021 “Astroworld” tour.

Here’s what we know about Travis Scott’s ties to south Florida and his arrest.

What made Travis Scott famous?

Travis Scott, 33, whose legal name is Jacques Bermon Webster II, rose to fame after Kanye West took Scott under his wing in a collaboration with his independent record label, G.O.O.D. Music, in 2012. Travis Scott had already signed a major-label deal with Epic Records earlier that year, so he collaborated with G.O.O.D. Music as a producer.

“After getting his start via Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music series, exploded onto the mainstream in 2016 with his Billboard 200-topping sophom*ore record ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,’ which he followed up two years later with ‘Astroworld,’” According to Billboard Music.

“The latter project spent three weeks at No. 1 and spawned one of his best-known songs to date, ‘Sicko Mode,’ which was all but inescapable in the second half of 2018. Thanks in part to collaborations with Drake, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, M.I.A., Kodak Black and Offset, Scott would go on to score a handful of No. 1 singles and even more top 10s.”

Where, why was Travis Scott arrested?

According to reports of Scott’s arrest and the Miami Beach Police arrest affidavit, police were called to the Miami Beach Marina early Thursday, June 20, to respond to a disturbance on a yacht. Someone called the station to report that people were fighting on the boat.

“When officers arrived, they found Scott ‘standing by the dock yelling at the vessel occupants.’ At first Scott complied with police commands to sit down, but then he disregarded them,” NBC’s report on the arrest affidavit says.

“The complainant told police he did not want to press changes, and just wanted the rapper off of the vessel. Officers could sense ‘a strong smell of alcohol coming from the defendant's breath.’”

According to the report, Scott agreed to leave but did not do so quietly and started to approach the boat again, only about five minutes later.

“During the walk to the boardwalk, Scott ‘walked backwards yelling obscenities to the occupants of the vessel,’” according to NBC’s report on the arrest. After he left, he was seen walking back toward the boat again.

“Scott spoke to a sergeant he had spoken to earlier and began yelling once again — ‘becoming erratic’ and ‘disturbing the peace of the occupants of the marina and nearby residential buildings causing a public disturbance,’ the affidavit said.

He was eventually arrested around 1:15 in the morning on Thursday, June 20 and later flippantly admitted that he had been drinking alcohol, saying “It’s Miami.”

Scott submitted a $650 bond and is expected to be released.

Is Travis Scott going on tour in 2024?

This arrest lands just eight days before Scott is slated to tour Europe this summer, which starts in the Netherlands.

“Travis Scott is headed overseas this summer for a run of European stadium and arena dates as part of his UTOPIA – Circus Maximum Tour,” Billboard reported in May.

“The 12-show run is slated to kick off on June 28 with a show at the Gelredome in the Netherlands and include shows in Poland, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the U.K., Czech Republic and Italy.”

Why does Travis Scott go by Travis Scott?

Scott revealed how he chose his stage name during an interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” in 2018. It’s a mix of his uncle’s name and Kid Cudi’s real name, which is Scott Mescudi.

“My uncle was named Travis and Kid Cudi is like one of my favorite artists of all time,” Scott told Fallon.

“His real name is Scott Mescudi. And my Uncle’s friends called him Scott, too, so it kinda worked out like that. It was like my two superheroes, you know.”

Is CACTI park owned by Travis Scott?

It’s not that surprising that Scott was in South Florida when he was arrested this week. He has strong ties to the Miami metropolitan area.

Scott actually owns the spring training home of the Houston Astros, CACTI Park of the Palm Beaches, in West Palm Beach, only a couple hours north of where he was arrested.

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