Travis Scott is Rolling Stone’s latest cover star, which is surprising only if you’re the kind of person who misses the “old days” of the magazine. The piece opens with Scott doing 110 miles per hour on a Houston highway in an attempt to catch girlfriend and baby mama Kylie Jenner before she departs on her private jet. If that’s not enough to intrigue you, the quotes alone are worth your time; Scott’s candid about both his relationship with Jenner and their child, the 10-month old Stormi Webster. Most of it is actually hilarious and undeniably sweet, so I’ve compiled a few choice moments here. You’re welcome.
On their daughter Stormi, born in February of this year:
“At first I was like, ‘Man, I need a son.’ When we found out it was a girl, I was like, ‘Huhhh.’ But after a while I was like, ‘Yo, this might be the illest thing that ever happened.’ And when Stormi was born, I was like, ‘Life is fire, bro.’ ”
On Stormi Saturdays, which is only marginally concerning considering the rest of the week:
“We don’t let nothing come over Stormi time. Stormi Saturdays. We don’t fuck around with those. Even with me on tour, Stormi pulls up. She’ll travel. She got more stamps on her passport than a lot of motherfuckers. She loves thermostats — you know those Nest things that spin? Oh, man.”
On the early days of his relationship with Jenner, and the “fire” proposal that’s all but inevitable:
“We was just two kids, fucking around. Maybe, like, the first week, you don’t know if it’s real or a fling. Then the second week you’re like, ‘Whoa, I’m still talking to her, she’s responding, I’m responding. We ain’t run out of a thing to say.’ And it got to a point where I was like, ‘I need her with me to operate. She’s that one.’ We’ll get married soon. I just gotta sturdy up — I gotta propose in a fire way.”
And finally, this exemplary section, which deserves a Pulitzer—from the revelation that Kylie loves Tim Burton (cool) and Wes Anderson (not cool) to the fact that she loves to walk despite being rich:
He tells me that, because of Jenner’s high profile, “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. Nah, bro.” They bonded early on over shared favorite movies and directors — “She’s a Tim Burton fan, which is fire. Wes Anderson fan, which is fire” — but what really impressed him about Jenner was how “chill” she is. “I like to just go outside and walk. Knowing a girl that famous, you’d think she’s like, ‘I need to go send somebody to do this for me,’ or ‘I need 15 motherfuckers around me,’ but we just walk out the crib.” He had privacy concerns, too. “Me, I hate cameras. I don’t like people in my business. Going into a situation like that, you’d think it would be a whole public fest. You never know. ‘Maybe she’s into all the photos, or worried about this and that.’ And then you realize motherfuckers is normal as possible. I realized what really mattered to her, which is none of this shit. She’s the coolest motherfucker of all time.”
Let the record show that if I ever become a “self-made” billionaire in the eyes of Forbes, I am paying someone to walk for me.
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