Most people know him as Kylie Jenner’s “Baby Daddy,” but Travis Scott is so much more than that. Over the years, Scott has managed to carve a name for himself in the industry. After all, he’s probably the most talented rappers of our time cheap Travis Scott tickets hot commodity.
So, from humble beginnings to stardom, here are 10 facts you might not know about one of Houston’s greatest rappers, Travis Scott.
What is the meaning of a name?
Believe it or not, Travis Scott is not his real name. Instead, his parents named him Jacques Webster. His stage name was inspired by him favourite uncle, whose name was Travis. As a child she looked up to him, his swag and smart business decisions.
Born for music
Scott was interested in music from a young age. He was only three years old when he started playing the drums. After a while, he moved to piano, but he finally quit after two years. When asked why, Scott joked that it was the failure to impress women that made him quit. Later, he discovered that making beats was a path to pursue romance, as the electronic sound “got all the girls”.
Scott attended classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio for two years before dropping out. Why? To pursue music full time, obviously. He wants to accomplish his dream, no matter what it takes. In an interview, he said: “Every day in college is miserable. I want to be an artist. I want to be on the album. I want to be on the rap stage on MTV.” And in a way that worked for him, clearly, dropping out was an incredible decision.
Before Scott and Kylie Jenner became a power couple, his sister Kendall was already a fan of his music. In 2015, Scott threw a listening party for his debut album Rodeo, which Kendall attended. And even before that, in 2012, Scott was signed to GOOD Music – Kanye West’s record label. It seems that Scott was at all times meant to be related to the extended Kardashian family, in a way.
The bigger the move, the better!
Scott truly believes in showing his love for somebody in the grandest way. After only a few months of dating, Kylie Jenner and Scott got matching butterfly tattoos – butterfly being her nickname for him. He even had a hit song called ‘Butterfly Effect’ – which is possibly a nod to him. Who knows? But if music and tattoos weren’t large enough for you, then Travis outdid himself for Kylie’s 20th birthday, when he hired an orchestra to come and perform for her. Now, if that is not a big move, then we do not know what is!
Are they or not?
Steamy dating rumors arose between Scott and superstar Rihanna in 2015 after the two collaborated on ‘Woo,’ a track from Rihanna’s album ‘ANTI. Around that time, an interesting photo of the two dancing and talking closely at a club surfaced online, further fueling the rumors. But, since neither Scott nor Rihanna have confirmed or denied the rumours, we may never know what really happened between them.
Did you know Travis Scott is from The Lone Star State? He was born in Houston, Texas, on April 30, 1992, and lived in a middle-class suburb of Missouri City with his grandmother during his youth.
While it may not be a secret that Kid Cudi is Travis Scott’s favourite artist of all time, you might not know that Scott literally cried the first time he met Kid Cudi. Cudi surprised Scott in the studio when he was working with A-Trak. He then took Scott out for a walk and played him some new songs. Honestly, if Kid Cudi surprised us like that, we’d cry too. In an interview, Scott said: “He’s the best. He’s like one of the realest rappers alive. The music has merit.”
This is the world of the rich
In July 2019, Travis Scott’s net worth reached $50 million thanks to his music career. In addition to his successful solo rap career, Scott has also focused on producing, songwriting, and obviously, touring – all of which contribute to his deep pockets. He did very well for himself, particularly considering his parents cut him off financially after he dropped out of university!
He gave it 100%
In highschool, Scott was entirely dedicated to pursuing a full-time music career. In fact, he was so determined, he turned his bedroom into a music studio, and gave up his bed to make room for all his equipment. When he finished recording, he would sleep in his chair.