Travis Scott charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing after 'misunderstanding'

Travis Scott arrives at GQ's Men of the Year Party at Bar Marmont, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Travis Scott was arrested early Wednesday after getting into a dispute at the Miami Beach Marina. (Chris Pizzello / Invision / Associated Press)

Rapper Travis Scott's attorney chalked up the musician's early-morning arrest Thursday in Florida to a "misunderstanding" that would swiftly reach an "amicable resolution."

The "Sicko Mode" emcee, whose legal name is Jacques Bermon Webster, 33, was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail after being arrested on suspicion of trespassing and disorderly intoxication, police records show. He was held on a $500 bond for trespassing after warning and a $150 bond for disorderly intoxication, according to Miami-Dade jail inmate records. Scott posted bail and tweeted "Lol" a few hours later.

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"Mr. Scott was briefly detained due to a misunderstanding," his attorney Bradford Cohen said Thursday in a statement to The Times. "There was absolutely no physical altercation involved, and we thank the authorities for working with us towards a swift and amicable resolution."

Miami Beach Police said they responded to a call just after midnight about a disturbance on a yacht at the Miami Beach Marina, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by The Times. The caller told the dispatcher that people were fighting on the vessel.

Travis Scott mug shot
Law enforcement authorities released a booking photo of Travis Scott shortly after his early-morning arrest in Miami on Thursday. (Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images)

Upon arrival, officers said they saw the "Astroworld" and "Utopia" recording artist standing by the dock, yelling at the vessel's occupants. When police made contact with Scott, he briefly complied with their request that he sit down, but he then "began continuously standing back up disregarding officers commands." the police report said.

"Throughout this interaction officers on the scene sensed a strong smell of alcohol coming from defendant's breath," the report said. "Officers spoke to the complainant who stated that he did not want to press charges and just wanted the defendant off the vessel." They also asked Scott, who had been on the yacht, if he had any property on the vessel, and he stated "no."

Police said they asked Scott to leave the dock or be arrested, adding that during "the long walk from the vessel to the boardwalk, [Scott] walked backwards yelling obscenities to the occupants of the vessel."

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The "Highest in the Room" rapper got into a car awaiting him nearby and left, but he returned to the marina about five minutes later and allegedly ignored commands not to enter, police said. He was asked again to leave, and when he refused, he was arrested.

"[Scott] bypassed officers in the parking lot of the marina disregarding officer's commands to not go. Once [he] began speaking ... [he] began yelling once again becoming erratic, disturbing the peace of the occupants of the marina and nearby residential buildings causing a public disturbance," the affidavit said. "[Scott] also disregarded officers warnings to not return to the Miami Beach Marina."

Police said Scott later admitted that he had been drinking and stated, "It's Miami."

There was no physical altercation during the incident, echoed another person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly. The person described the event as "a rowdy party" and also said that after posting bail, Scott went home and that there would be no further action.

"It was a minor incident akin to receiving a ticket with no injuries," the person said.

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The 10-time Grammy-nominated rap artist is best known for his "Astroworld" album and last year released "Utopia," his first studio LP in five years. The musician, who shares two children with reality star Kylie Jenner, was embroiled in controversy after the fatal 2021 Astroworld Festival crowd crush that resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds of lawsuits.

Many of the lawsuits, which were brought against Scott and concert promoter Live Nation, were settled out of court. In May, the remaining wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a 9-year-old victim was also settled, the Associated Press reported.

"I always think about it," Scott said in a November interview with GQ. "Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost."

Deputy editor Joseph Serna contributed to this report.

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