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2018-02-07 10:00:05


Travis Scott Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct Months After Arrest

Travis Scott has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being arrested during a concert in Arkansas in May 2017 on charges including inciting a riot.

The 25-year-old rapper’s attorney Doug Norwood told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Tuesday, February 6, that his client’s case was quietly resolved in January through plea negotiations. Scott (real name Jacques Webster) pleaded guilty to the lowest charge and was required to pay $640 in court-associated costs, in addition to $6,825.31 to two people who said they were injured at the concert. The other two misdemeanor charges — inciting a riot and endangering the welfare of a child — were dismissed.

“They overcharged him,” Norwood told the local newspaper. “They tried to get him for inciting a riot. The video did not show any of that. … He felt bad about anyone being injured and was always willing to pay the restitution.”

The attorney said he believes the disorderly conduct charge could eventually be expunged from Scott’s record.

The Rogers Police Department told Us Weekly at the time of the arrest that the “Goosebumps” rapper “encouraged people to rush the stage and bypass the security protocols to ensure concertgoer safety.” He was taken into custody at the Benton County Jail and released later in the evening.

The news of Scott’s guilty plea comes just a few days after he became a father with girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who gave birth to the couple’s daughter, Stormi, on Thursday, February 1. A source exclusively told Us that the 20-year-old reality star is “loving starting a family” with Scott, whom she began dating in April 2017.

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