Travis Scott has undeniably had the biggest year of his career thus far. From topping the charts with his Astroworld album to earning multiple Grammy nominations, including in the Rap Album of the Year category, 2018 has been a monumental one for the Houston native. To further reflect on the good times (and some of the less favorable), Rolling Stone recruited Scott as its latest cover star.
During the new in-depth interview, which was published on Thursday (Dec. 20), Scott touches on a myriad of subjects, ranging from his desire to marry Kylie Jenner to the recent tension Kanye West alluded to on Twitter.
“It got to a point where I was like, ‘I need her with me to operate. She’s that one,’” Scott said, speaking about Jenner, who is the mother of his daughter, Stormi. “We’ll get married soon. I just gotta sturdy up—I gotta propose in a fire way.”
He also added that when it comes to his girlfriend and her high-profile reputation as someone constantly in the spotlight, people are quick to judge.
“People don’t understand how real my girl is,” Scott continued. “How ill she is. They have assumptions, bulls–t-ass remarks of what they think is going on. Nah, bro.”
Later on, after touching on his parenting style and how Stormi travels with him while he’s on tour, the interview segues to bring up his mentor-turned-collaborator, West, and how he reacted when he learned Yeezy was choosing to publicly endorse Donald Trump.
“I mean, s—t, 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 shared with Rolling Stone‘s Jonah Weiner. “That s—t was — come on. But when Ye get on some s—t, he on some s—t. I don’t know if that n—a just liked the hat or what, dog. Ye deals with different s—t in his life. That’s family. You don’t wanna desert your bro. Everybody go through s—t. 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?’”
Days prior to the Rolling Stone profile going live, Ye went on a Twitter spree during which he vocalized his frustration with Drake, bringing Scott into the conversation and calling out his decision to let Drizzy “sneak diss” him on “Sicko Mode.”
The pair have since cleared the air. West even was among the attendees of Scott’s latest Astroworld tour pitstop, attending last night’s show in Los Angeles with his wife Kim Kardashian. Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Halsey were also in the building.
Check out Travis Scott’s new Rolling Stone cover story here and see footage from Wednesday night’s concert at The Forum below.