Travis Scott Defends Himself for Arrest on Intoxication and Trespassing: ‘It’s Miami’

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Rapper Travis Scott, known offstage as Jacques Bermon Webster, found himself in legal trouble early Thursday morning in Miami Beach, where he was arrested for disorderly intoxication and trespassing, according to Miami Beach Police.

The incident unfolded at approximately 4:35 a.m. when Scott, 33, was involved in a disturbance aboard a charter boat at Miami Beach Marina. Police responded to reports of a dispute between Scott and the boat’s crew. Officers initially instructed Scott to leave the premises, but he allegedly returned and continued the altercation, prompting his subsequent arrest.

Scott was released after posting bond, which amounted to $500 for disorderly intoxication and $150 for trespassing, as reported by Miami Beach Police.

“He was drunk, causing a disturbance and asked to leave multiple times,” an unnamed source informed WSVN News in Miami. The source further detailed that Scott became increasingly agitated, yelling profanities and disrupting the peace. Law enforcement officers at the scene noted a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Scott’s breath, according to a report reviewed by The New York Times. Scott reportedly acknowledged consuming alcohol, purportedly remarking, “It’s Miami.”

The incident, described by a close source as a “rowdy party” without physical violence, highlights Scott’s pre-tour activities. He is currently on hiatus before resuming his “Circus Maximus” tour, set to kick off in the Netherlands on June 28 and conclude in Portugal on August 4, with a subsequent show scheduled in Brazil in September. The tour promotes “Utopia,” Scott’s latest album released last summer, marking his return after a five-year hiatus.

Scott’s career faced intense scrutiny following a tragic incident in November 2021 during his Astroworld festival in Houston, where 10 people died and hundreds sustained injuries in a crowd surge. Although Scott was not charged in connection with the incident, ongoing investigations have addressed safety concerns and legal repercussions. All wrongful death lawsuits stemming from the Astroworld tragedy have reportedly been resolved.

Miami police, contacted by Variety for further details regarding Scott’s recent arrest, declined to provide additional information. Meanwhile, a representative for Scott has yet to respond to requests for comment on the incident.


The arrest in Miami marks a legal hiccup for Scott amidst his ongoing efforts to revive his music career and address the fallout from past controversies.

Scott’s arrest occurred less than a month following a brawl with Alexander “AE” Edwards at Richie Akiva’s annual “The After” afterparty in Cannes, France. The altercation reportedly began when Akiva mentioned Tyga and AE in the DJ booth, prompting Scott to become agitated and initiate physical confrontation.

“Travis was the aggressor,” a source informed Page Six. “He and his team were displaying neurotic, erratic behavior. He seemed intent on picking a fight with anyone, frankly.”

AE’s partner, music icon Cher, subsequently clarified on X that he “did not instigate” the altercation.

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