Drake Dropped from Astroworld Lawsuits

Travis Scott, Apple and more are still on the hook

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BY Ben OkazawaPublished Apr 11, 2024

Drake's name has officially been removed from any lawsuits that had initially listed him as a defendant alongside Travis Scott in the Astroworld lawsuits.

A judge in Texas — where the fatal crowd surge took place — dismissed all claims against the rapper, according to TMZ. He had previously argued that he shouldn't be charged because he wasn't involved in the event's planning.

He appeared as a surprise guest at Scott's 2021 music festival — which resulted in 10 deaths and several more injuries — and was under fire for "inciting the crowd" ahead of the crowd rush.

Those accusations led to a deposition in which Drake was "questioned for several hours" back in November.

Although he's no longer attached to the case, other defendants in the lawsuits include Scott himself and Apple, neither of whom were granted the same removal as Drake, despite similar requests.

Recently, Drake's been caught up in beef with another old collaborator, Kendrick Lamar, who took shots at him and J. Cole on Future and Metro Boomin's joint album WE DON'T TRUST YOU. Their follow-up effort WE STILL DON'T TRUST YOU is expected to drop at midnight (April 12), so keep an ear out for any further disses.

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