Travis Scott, who’s in the the midst of his raucous Astroworld Tour, took the time to grace the cover of the latest Rolling Stone issue, the interview for which was released online Thursday (Dec. 20). The in-depth profile examines Scott’s life in his hometown of Houston, right around the time he put on his first Astroworld Festival last month.
The 26-year-old teases the idea of marrying reality star girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who just tied Jay-Z nearly atop Forbes’ annual celebrity wealth list for 2018, but promises that the proposal has to be something special. “We’ll get married soon. I just gotta sturdy up — I gotta propose in a fire way,” he says.
La Flame later touches on the origins of their relationship and how misunderstood Jenner can be to the public eye. “People don’t understand how real my girl is. How ill she is. They have assumptions, bullshit-ass remarks of what they think is going on. She’s the coolest motherfucker of all time,” Scott declares of the mother of his child. ” it got to a point where I was like, ‘I need her with me to operate. She’s that one.”
Scott also answers questions about his mentor Kanye West‘s support of Donald Trump, a hot button topic at the time. “I mean, shit, I’d tell him, ‘Bro, chill. What you gotta understand is, young black kids are looking up to you, and the message you used to preach in your earlier music? It’ll make a young black kid — it’ll make any kid — confused,” he begins.
“But when Ye get on some shit, he on some shit. I don’t know if that n—a just liked the hat or what, dog. Ye deals with different shit in his life. That’s family. You don’t wanna desert your bro. Everybody go through shit. He still a dope musician. But he’s definitely hit me up about it, and I’ve told him, ‘Man, you got kids looking up to you, feel me?'”
Read the cover story in full over at Rolling Stone.
Travis Scott appears on our latest cover. Click the link in our bio to read the story in full. In the feature, the rapper discusses his family, Kanye West, his relationship with Kylie Jenner and more. “People don’t understand how real my girl is,” he says. “How ill she is. They have assumptions, bullshit-ass remarks of what they think is going on. Nah, bro.” Cover photograph by @DanaScruggs