Travis Scott's Legal Team Not Involved In Astroworld Settlement, Live Nation To Pay: Report

Attorney Tony Buzbee has stated that the family of Axel Acosta settled out of court, although sources close to the rapper are seemingly saying otherwise.

BYHayley Hynes
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Nearly a year after Travis Scott's 2021 Astroworld Festival took an unexpected, and fatal turn, reports have surfaced online claiming that the father of two has settled the first of many lawsuits he's been faced with outside of court.

Tony Buzbee – lead counsel for the late 21-year-old Axel Acosta, who died at last year's event – shared a statement with Complex on Thursday (October 20), revealing that "The Buzbee Law Firm announced today that the claims brought by the family of Axel Acosta against Travis Scott, Live Nation, and others involved in the Astroworld tragedy have settled."

Travis Scott attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

"The terms are confidential. Victim Axel Acosta was a beloved son, brother, and student. He was kind and loving. He is greatly missed. Please keep his family in your prayers," he continued.

While the news certainly brings peace to those impacted by the mass tragedy that unfolded last November, an update from TMZ reveals that sources close to the "3500" rapper have informed that "no member of Travis Scott's team has been involved in any Astroworld settlement discussions."

Shortly after, another update from the outlet confirmed that "it's Live Nation, and not Travis, who is paying up in the settlement."

As you may recall, the Houston native has been hit with a wave of lawsuits coming not only from the families of the 10 people who passed away at the annual music festival, but also from the thousands who were impacted by the tragic incident.

While he took a break from the spotlight in the months following the deadly crowd surge, Scott seems to be back in his element now as he prepares for the arrival of his long-awaited Utopia album.

Read more about what the 31-year-old has been up to lately here, and tap back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.