Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has accused rapper Travis Scott of stealing his famous drum rollercoaster that Lee used on the Crue’s tours between 2011 and 2015. During Scott’s show on his current “Astroworld” tour, there’s a part where he straps into a rollercoaster-like ride and completes a 360-degree loop similar to the one Lee performed during his nightly drum solo.
Lee went off on Scott on social media, saying, “Just found out this f**king idiot @travisscott or someone on his team ripped off the 360 AND The Cruecifly! WTF!! Get an original idea bro …”
He continued, “I get copying is a form of flattery, but this is just straight ripping off my s**t.” He also advised Scott to “lawyer up!”
Scott’s attorney Laurie L. Soriano responded to Lee’s claims. She told TMZ, “Tommy didn’t invent the concept of a roller coaster on stage and there’s no legal basis for his accusatory outburst. The actual creator and owner of the system has granted Travis all rights to use that equipment to complement his original stage design.”
Ironically, Lee was taken to court in 2014 over the drum rollercoaster by an engineer who accused him of stealing the idea. Lee won the case.