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GQ Did the Impossible: They Made Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Seem Like a Normal Couple

In a 12-minute video accompaniment to their hyperbolic and less-than-revealing GQ cover story that I watched at 1.5x speed (which is roughly 7.9 minutes) because even I have better things to do with my life than this, Kylie Jenner and her partner Travis Scott sat down and played something called the “Kylie Quiz,” during which Jenner quizzed Scott about her likes, dislikes, habits, and faves.

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Though I clicked expecting a full-on disaster—perhaps an unintentional and uncomfortable reveal that the two know less about each other than I know about my noisy neighbors—I succumbed to its deeply low-level (and lowbrow) charms and closed the tab thinking something I rarely do in earnest: stars, they’re just like us!

After a rough start during which it’s revealed that Travis doesn’t know the names of Kylie’s many dogs, or the birth names of her parents (Kristen and William), the two begin a back and forth that I’d probably describe as cute if performed by two actual acquaintances and not entertainers with more influence and wealth than I could ever fathom having in a hundred lifetimes. Instead, I’ll call it surprising. OK, surprising and pleasant. OK, surprising and pleasant and the most humanizing portrait of a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family since... the first few episodes of the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians?

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They’re young. They’re in love. They know more about each other than my shitty cynical brain expected. Travis can barely speak with his grill in and you can tell Kylie thinks it’s very sexy. Kylie’s in a The Crow: City of Angels sweatshirt. They fight about never finishing shows together. He knows her favorite pizza order down to the oregano sprinkle.

Look, I’m willing to consume enjoyable content wherever I can get it these days, and if that happens to be celebrity content from GQ about someone who became a billionaire because she lucked into being born inside a famous family with millions of fans who will do whatever they are told, so be it. You should enjoy it to. Just... be sure to enjoy it while ALSO remembering to vote in November. You have to. Please.

Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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DISCUSSION

This interview was spastic. I could not figure it out! That weird basketball/Kendall interlude? I was especially confused by the interviewers odd focus on a made up “Kardashian Kurse”???

Are you worried at all about falling victim to the Kardashian Curse?
I don’t even be looking at motherfuckers. I don’t be looking at shit. Kylie actually likes me for me.

Were you nervous at all about that?
Man, hell nah. Nervous for what? I’m on my own island. So hey, come over there to Astroworld. I’m not into all the other shit. I don’t get involved. I’m over here. Kylie is different.

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I later ask Kylie about my theory on the curse. It isn’t a surprise to her.
People say you and your sisters destroy the men in your lives. But my theory is, maybe it’s just extremely difficult to fly this close to the sun. You were built for this level of celebrity—Travis and the other men weren’t.

That’s exactly what it is. They come and can’t handle it.”

And then he asks Kylie: “How do you make sure that Travis doesn’t burn out?” ummm idk he’s a grown-ass man? Maybe ask him? Or ask her about her life?

This whole thing was odd to me.