Travis Scott and his family have been dealing with legal issues months before the Astroworld tragedy, with the rapper's father serving time behind bars last year after being picked up for a DUI.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the rapper’s father Jacques Bermon Webster was arrested in Harris County, Texas on February 22, 2020.
Travis’ real name is Jacques Bermon Webster II.
The records show Jacques was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The address listed on the charging document is a $1.2 million mansion in the city of Cypress. The home is owned by Travis’ LLC Trapp Trust, which is run by Britney Spears’ former manager, Lou Taylor.
The bond documents show Jacques listed Travis’ mother Wanda as the nearest relative to help get him out. He was released on a $100 bond hours later.
In April, Jacques reached a plea deal with prosecutors and entered a plea of guilty. The judge presiding over the case sentenced Jacques to 3 days in county jail but was given credit for one day served.
“The court orders Defendant committed to the custody of the County Sheriff immediately or on the date the sentence commences,” the judge wrote.
Travis’ father also had to cough up around $1,000 in fines. His driver’s license was even suspended for 90 days.
The case was closed soon after.
The legal problem came over a year before the Astroworld tragedy that killed 8 people and left hundreds more injured. As Radar previously reported, over the weekend, 8 people died after being crushed during a reported crowd surge. The Houston Police Chief said he warned Scott prior to the show about security concerns.
The rapper went forward with the show despite the warnings. Videos from the event show lifeless bodies on the ground as CPR is being done. Scott continued playing the show despite fan's crying out for help. His team claims the rapper could not see or hear what was going on in the crowd.
A criminal investigation is underway to determine who is responsible. Scott has already hired a team of high-powered lawyers to fight off the 50+ lawsuits filed by injured fans.
Scott is currently hiding out at his Texas mansion with his baby mama Kylie Jenner.