Travis Scott and Dior have reportedly decided to postpone the launch of their “Cactus Jack Dior” line of products indefinitely, which was scheduled for January 2022.
The news comes after a difficult few weeks for Scott, who has been hit with dozens of lawsuits in the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy, which killed ten people. Hundreds more were injured among the approximately 50,000 concertgoers who attended his Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas on November 5.
The capsule collection was created as a collaboration between Dior men’s artistic director Kim Jones and Scott, whose Cactus Jack brand encompasses music, fashion, and food and beverage. Representatives for Dior said in a statement: “Out of respect for everyone affected by the tragic events at Astroworld, Dior has decided to postpone indefinitely the launch of products from the Cactus Jack collaboration originally intended to be included in its summer 2022 collection.”
Scott’s Air Max 1, a two-sneaker collaboration with Nike, has been halted, and Anheuser-Busch, Scott’s partner on the popular Cacti hard seltzer beverage, has announced that the cans will be discontinued.
Scott has earned a reputation as an enterprising rapper, having worked on projects with Nike, Jordan, McDonald’s, Epic Games, and Parsons School of Design.
As of Dec. 22, The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has launched an investigation into Live Nation, the event promotion and management company responsible for organizing the Astroworld festival. In an open letter to Michael Rapino, Live Nation’s president-CEO, Carolyn B. Maloney, the committee’s chairwoman, has demanded a hearing before the close of January 2022.
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