Travis Scott ordered to pay over NZD$500,000 debt after cancelled concert lawsuit

Scott is challenging the decision.
Scott is challenging the decision. Photo credit: Getty Images.

Rapper Travis Scott has been ordered to fork out $382,932.79 (NZD$572,737.26) after a jury deemed him responsible for damages after he cancelled a planned performance.

Over a year ago, company PJAM LLC sued Scott, alleging he "refused to show up to the event" after being paid $150,000 (NZD$22434.90) in advance, reports E! Online.

The event was two days after the birth of his daughter, Stormi Webster.

PJAM LLC also claims they paid his agent a $10,000 (NZD$14,956) booking fee, and arranged a private jet.

Although he failed to turn up to the PJAM show the Saturday before the Super Bowl, Scott did make other scheduled appearances on Sunday, reports TMZ.

"The jury verdict of $383k is disappointing, but far less than the seven figure demands made by the promoters" said Scott's attorney in a statement to TMZ.

"We believe the verdict will be substantially reduced or overturned in subsequent proceedings."

Scott has filed a counter-suit against the company, demanding $50,000 ($74,783) he claims he is owed for the show.