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Rapper Travis Scott ‘about to turn himself in for questioning by NYPD after punching sound engineer in the head’

US rapper Travis Scott is reportedly set to turn himself in to NYPD investigators next week after he was accused of assaulting a sound engineer at a posh Manhattan nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning.

Scott, 30, is accused of punching the 52-year-old in the head and then damaging his equipment, including a video screen and speaker at a cost of around $12,000, at inside Nebula nightclub.

The Astroworld rapper then returned to California. His lawyers are negotiating his return to the Big Apple with detectives, reports the New York Daily News. The Houston native headlines Saturday’s Rolling Loud hip-hop festival in Los Angeles.

In an interview with Fox New York, the victim of the attack said Scott knocked him down, following a request to turn the music down to improve quality, then attacked using a “closed fist”, they said. police sources.

‘My neck is screwed. My arm tingles. I have pins and needles falling out,” said the man identified only as Mark.

Rapper Travis Scott

A rep for the rapper told the incident was a “misunderstanding”.

‘I was trying to tell her to turn down [the music] so it sounded good for the performance but he just stuck his middle finger in my face,” Mark added.

“So I lowered the monitor a bit so I could talk to him, and that’s when he ran around the speaker and attacked me.”

Then Scott’s security guard threatened Mark’s life, he said from his hospital bed at Jersey City Medical Center.

Before attacking Mark, Scott is accused of threatening and shoving a DJ. In a video from the club, Scott can be seen telling the DJ to “save the shit up”. Witnesses had said the volume was causing distortion and the DJ was trying to restore balance.

Once he realized he was being filmed, he also slammed the phone out of a fan’s hands.

Mark seemed confused by the rapper’s actions. “These are people trying to sound as good as they can,” he said, speaking to Scott.

“There were fans trying to take pictures, you throw their phones away, you know – these are people who respect you, who want the best for you. Maybe you should calm down and listen to what the people who support you are trying to tell you,” he added.

Scott insisted cops at the NYPD nightclub were called in for nothing but a misunderstanding after a ‘great show’, despite being seen smashing a DJ, punching a sound engineer in the face and throwing a fan’s phone on the ground.

Scott played with Don Toliver, who has a weekly spot at Club Nebula, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Representatives for Scott insist it was all a misunderstanding.

“There were discussions with the site who confirmed it was a simple misunderstanding which was resolved within minutes. The show was great and never missed a beat.

“It has the hallmarks of a cash grab but will be resolved and everyone with an agenda will be held accountable.”

“Travis and our team are already working with law enforcement to resolve and uncover the truth,” a source said.

His attorney, Mitchell Schuster, added in a statement: “While this is clearly a misunderstanding outsized by clickbait and misinformation, we are actively working with the venue and law enforcement to resolve and set the record straight.”

“We are confident that our client will be cleared of any wrongdoing.”

Scott still faces multiple lawsuits over the deaths of 10 people at his 2021 Astroworld concert.

Hundreds more were injured at the event, where the rapper was accused of driving the crowd into a frenzy. He insisted he had done “everything he could” to save those who died. Scott has been arrested before for inciting riots on other shows.

Scott shares two children with Kylie Jenner.

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