Travis Scott Collab with Dior suspended indefinitely
In another unfortunate twist of fate since Astroworld’s disastrous concert in Houston several months ago, rapper Travis Scott, who is at the center of the drama, has been let go by perfume house Dior.
According to Daily women’s clothing, Dior has announced that it has indefinitely suspended a “capsule collection” collaboration between Dior male artistic director Kim Jones and Scott’s Cactus Jack label, due out next year.
The partnership was to be Dior’s first with a musician.
Dior said in a statement: “Out of respect for all those affected by the tragic events of Astroworld, Dior has decided to indefinitely postpone the launch of the Cactus Jack collaboration products originally intended to be included in its summer collection. 2022. ”
According to Rolling Stone, immediately after the events of Astroworld, a Dior staff member allegedly said he was “very concerned” by the news.
Dior’s indefinite postponement is the second major brand deal Scott has lost in a matter of weeks. A few weeks ago, Anheuser-Busch announced that it would no longer be distributing the Scott’s Cacti line of hard seltzer.
A representative of the brewing company then said: “Travis made it clear in his interview that he is not focused on business at the moment and that his priority is to help his community and his fans heal.”
Sadly, there’s more, too: Epic Games removed the “Travis Scott emote” from their massive online game, Fortnite; The Parsons School of Design terminated its contract with Scott’s Cactus Jack Design Center and Nike postponed the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack collaboration.
In addition, Scott had effectively been removed from the lineup of Coachella 2022 (which he was due to make headlines).
However, the question of whether Scott should suffer the consequences of the event remains the question. The extent to which one person on stage is responsible for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of fans in the audience remains unclear. And the extent to which security or festival organizers will be held accountable – not Scott, himself – is also unanswered.
Earlier this month, in his first public interview since the events, speaking to radio and talk show host Charlamagne tha God, Scott, who denied any legal responsibility, expressed remorse and attempted to explain his side of the experience from the stage. It was Scott’s first public interview since the events in Houston.
“It really hurts,” Scott said. “It hurts the community, it hurts the city [Houston, where Scott is from]. It’s a lot of feelings, a lot of mourning.
He added that he “didn’t know the exact details until a few minutes before the press conference” after the concert.
“People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that,” he said, without finishing the sentence.
Scott said his visibility was limited on stage but, he explained, “Anytime I could see something like that, I would. I stopped him several times to make sure everyone was okay.
Scott has been named in nearly 300 lawsuits associated with the events of Astroworld. He and other defendants like Live Nation, promoter ScoreMore, the NRG Park site and security companies have all denied the allegations made against them.