Travis Scott won’t be replacing Ye as the lead at this year’s Rolling Loud Miami, but according to the festival, the decision is merely a matter of improper scheduling, not the consequence of tragedy in Astroworld.
Originally, festival co-founder Tariq Cherif claimed in since-deleted Instagram comments that “the venue won’t allow Travis because of Astroworld’s death” because organizers are looking Ye’s replacement, but now the official word is never the case.
“We reached out to Travis to title Rolling Loud, but it wasn’t able to work in such a short time,” a Rolling Loud spokesperson said in a statement. Rolling Stone. “This has nothing to do with any restrictions from the Hard Rock Stadium venue.”
Instead, Kid Cudi is set to take over the Friday night headline spot vacated by Ye’s withdrawal when Rolling Loud kicks off on July 22 in Miami.
Billboards have reached out to representatives for both Rolling Loud and Scott for further comment.
However, regardless of whether the tragedy affects his ability to perform at Rolling Loud, legal ramifications are still underway for Scott following the 2021 Astroworld crowd event where 10 people died and Hundreds of others were injured during his filming. The rapper was recently hit with a false claim against a female attendee who lost her unborn child while at Astroworld and is also fighting the claim that he was the cause of a similar stampede at Rolling. Loud in 2019.
“This is yet another blatant, cynical attempt to attack Travis,” a spokesperson for Scott said in a separate statement to Rolling Stone. “As the complaint makes clear, this incident involves a false report of a mid-show shoot, completely unrelated to Travis’ performance… This cheap opportunism is based on a blatant lie that is easy to spot.”
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