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Rapper Travis Scott Cited for Publicity Stunt at Downey McDonald’s


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Travis Scott in front of the original McDonald’s in Downey. Downey PD said nearly 500 fans showed up, both Scott and the owner of the McDonal’d were cited for not pulling permits.


By Tammye McDuff • September 16, 2020

Last Thursday, September 10th, social media lit up showing hip hop rapper Travis Scott posing in front of the original McDonald’s on Florence and Lakewood. The idea was to try out Scott’s new Cactus Jack Meal.

TMZ reported Wednesday, September 16th that the event was supposed to be low-key, the pop-up promotion was not posted or advertised, but fans found out before he arrived and flooded the parking lot and now he is being fined for the rowdy gathering at a Mickey D’s over his new $6 meal.

Both the rapper and the McDonald’s location in Downey have been cited by the city over a whole slew of fans showing up at the fast-food joint for the launch of his new meal, because they didn’t have permits.

According to the tickets, obtained by TMZ, Scott failed to obtain an event permit for a crowd of over 200 people before he showed up. He was to greet fans who were waiting in line to try his Cactus Jack meal. He also allegedly failed to get a permit to film.

Both he and the Old McDonalds locations have been issued citations. As was reported, fans were maskless and not social distancing and Scott had to run for cover, before he was ‘McMobbed’.

A spokesperson for Downey said that police reported about 500 people in attendance, and dispatched several units to make sure the large crowd stayed safe. There have been no injuries or arrests associated with the even.

Scott is only the second celebrity to score his very own McDonald meal, Michael Jordan was the first to receive this privilege in 1992.

McDonald’s said it is running out of burgers because of the wild popularity of the Cactus Meal that launched last week.

Order the Cactus Jack $6 deal and you’ll get a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, lettuce, pickles, ketchup and mustard, medium fries with BBQ sauce and a Sprite.

“We’re working closely with our suppliers, distributors, and franchisees to resupply impacted restaurants as quickly as possible,’ McDonald’s said in a statement.

Photos courtesy of McDonald.com


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  • macs says:

    Just another avenue, where the cops are trying to bully the black life matter movements. That parking lot is for the most, empty, place is dirty and Macs should be ashamed of the condition.

    Code enforcement should be sited for the menopausal condition of the place.

  • Downey Florence says:

    1950’s-70’s we ate at this same McDonalds last weekly. Back then it was clean, today it is dirty and poss. Has many health violations. During Cerritos Covid19, Cerritos has lost millions of dollars to other cities, for it severe eatery laws. Cerritos does not even have steak-lobster-chicken restaurant, we have to leave city for that food: Mortens, Sunset House or Del Rayes. Cerritos once was home to many films, but that too has died off, because the bullying from the CCC towards its commissioners. Cerritos has made many fatal decisions in the past. Cerritos does not have diversity for stores, commercial sectors.