Travis Scott has had quite the year - but it's far from over. The Astroworld rapper has just been dropped from 2022's Coachella festival, and the timing is actually anything but random. From the official announcement to the online buzz it called for, hang on while we break down everything we know so far.
It all started when Variety first broke the big news: "Travis Scott has been effectively removed from the lineup of performances for the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival," they announced. As they explained, the rapper's team was informed by festival organizers that he would no longer be headlining the April event. And while they'll now have to cough up a kill fee - about 25%, as reports allege - Coachella organizers seem to be standing by their decision. In fact, they've already got thousands of fans backing them up on this one.
In case you forgot, a petition with over 60,000 signatures has been going around for weeks now, demanding Scott be removed from the festival. "Due to Scott’s own gross negligence and sheer lack of compassion for human life, we ask AEG, Paul Tollet, and Goldenvoice to remove his as performer at all of their festivals," the Change.org petition explained, nodding to last month's Astroworld fiasco.
From the looks of it, it might already be weeks since tragedy stuck Scott's music festival, but La Flame won't be living this one down anytime soon. And it's already cost him the big bucks. Back in November, the rapper canceled his would-be Saudi Arabia show, which was slated to make $5.5 million richer. He also made waves after pulling out of the Day N Vegas festival, which saw Post Malone take his place on stage.
Clearly, 2021 has taken us on one heck of a ride. And with just a few weeks to go before the new year, we're hoping 2022 brings better news for the hip hop community. Until then, be sure to check out Coachella's official page to see who will be joining us in Indio this year. And, of course, don't forget to pop back in for all the latest updates.