MONTREAL (CelebrityAccess) The Aug. 3-5 Osheaga Festival in Montreal drew media attention twice, with a festival-goer who went missing found dead and for a legal battle between Travis Scott and one of his fans.
Collins Obiagboso from Ottawa, who attended Osheaga with friends, got separated from one of them during a set by rapper Nav. His friends contacted police Sunday to report Obiagboso missing. His body was eventually pulled from the St. Lawrence River.
A representative from Osheaga organizer Evenko told CTV News that the company extended its deepest condolences to Obiagboso’s family, adding that it was the first death in the event’s 13-year history.
Meanwhile, a disappointed fan is pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Evenko for the late arrival of Travis Scott. The rapper performed Friday but he was nearly an hour and a half late, with many fans leaving before his arrival, according to the Montreal Gazette. The crowd grew “impatient and aggressive,” according to the class action request. Megan Le Stum, who filed the complaint, said she left the grounds at 10:30 p.m.
The Gazette said Evenko did not respond to a request for comment at press time.
In other Travis Scott news, the rapper has filed a preemptive countersuit stemming from an April 2017 show at NYC’s Terminal 5 that left a fan paralyzed. Kyle Green filed a lawsuit against Scott last fall after he was allegedly pushed off a balcony, suffering a fractured vertebrae, fractured ankle and broken wrist as a result of the fall and now uses a wheelchair.
He claims the rapper encouraged chaos and mayhem at the show.
“I fell and hit the floor. Before I knew it, I was surrounded by security guards, who scooped me up.” Green told the New York Post. “Travis Scott was yelling at his security guards to bring me to the stage. They didn’t put a backboard or a neck brace on me or anything; they just kinda lifted me up and pulled me around. Then they dropped me in front of the stage.”
Green filed the suit against against Scott, venue owner/promoter The Bowery Presents (according to The Blast, the suit is filed against “The Bowery”) and Strike Force Protective Services. Scott has filed his countersuit against The Bowery and Strike Force, claiming they did not do enough to prevent the accident, which Scott’s lawsuit claims was Green’s own fault – that the concertgoer knew there were risks at the concert.