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Travis Scott is facing criticism from fans and peers after his tragic Astroworld festival. As the fallout continues, a story told by the rapper’s ex-manager has resurfaced alleging Scott has a history of leaving people in danger.
In 2013, Shane Morris gave an account of his time as the then-rising rapper’s manager. At the time, Morris claimed he discovered the music artist and set him up with free studio time and industry connections. However, Morris claimed Travis Scott left him in a basement as he was suffering from a potentially deadly seizure and their working relationship ended soon after.
Following the tragedy at Astroworld, Morris made a post on TikTok explaining that the lack of action from his former client was normal for the rapper and called him the “worst person” he’s ever worked with.
“Travis Scott is the worst person I worked with in my entire career in music,” Morris said. “Eight people are dead and hundreds more are injured after Travis Scott’s callous, wreckless behavior at Astroworld. And I hate to be the one saying this, but I saw this coming and I tried to tell everyone…I’m Travis Scott’s former manager. I’m the one who had a seizure and I’m the one that he left for dead in a basement in Los Angeles.”
Morris continued by reflecting on his decision to speak out against his former artist in 2013. He also said the news about Astroworld and production’s refusal to stop the show after countless audience members tried alerting staff about the danger they were in was in line with Scott’s personality. He brought up previous incidents of Travis Scott inciting riotous crowds before exposing how he was able to launch the rapper’s career.
“I can go on and on about the theft of sessions, assault, and all the lies he’s told in his career but the thing that I want you to understand most is I think it’s time to spill a little tea and I don’t mind doing this because Travis Scott is genuinely a horrible person,” Morris added before claiming he faked the rapper’s streams to gain the attention of record labels.
Morris said when he discovered Travis Scott, he was running the Earmilk website and was a junior-level software engineer who had just finished working at MySpace Music. He explained that he programmed Soundcloud bots to inflate his streams and employed the same tactic on Twitter.
Morris later stated that he has no intentions of speaking to the media about Travis Scott and urged music journalists to reach out to the families affected by last weekend’s tragic event. Look above to view Shane Morris’ TikTok post.