Interview Series: Travi$ Scott

Illustration by Myrtle Quillamor

I’m not really into that – I let the greats be the greats. I love clothes but the whole designing thing is weird unless it’s music, video or lifestyle.

From New York to Paris, Travi$ Scott is quickly becoming a regular on the fashion week circuit.  His skip down the runway for Mark McNairy was a show-stealer and the #NEWPARIS crew consisting of Scott, Theophilus London, Virgil Abloh and of course, Kanye West, seemed to be the only guests that mattered at every Paris after-party. We caught up with Travi$ for a little Q+A about his recent successes and his journey thus far.

You've been in the public eye for approximately a year now – what is your current outlook on your career?

I feel good – I have some frustration but it's a natural, artist frustration. 

Did your latest album, Days Before Rodeo, get the response for which you were hoping?

I don't know. I knew it was good but I didn't know that it was gonna get received so fast.

You hosted a party in collaboration with GQ Magazine as well as walked in Mark McNairy's runway show – how did this feel?

It was cool as they let "La Flame" come in to start some good commotion.

Who do you consider to be your favorite artist?

Jim Joe. 

Would you ever consider designing your own line, excluding tour merchandise?

I'm not really into that – I let the greats be the greats. I love clothes but the whole designing thing is weird unless it's music, video or lifestyle. 

You were recently traveling throughout Europe – what was your most interesting experience?

I don't think I wanna share that (so xxx rated) but I will say, this past Paris Fashion Week was nuts as f**k. 

Do you think your fans overseas understand you and your music better than those in the U.S.?

I think that it's kinda the same except, I can say, that the kids overseas appreciate me more and live the life. 

Over the years, how much money do you think you have spent on grills?

40k.