Who is Travis Scott? All the Information You Need About the Father of Kylie Jenner’s Child
Before he was a household name as Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend and the father of her child, Travis Scott was known as an eclectic and electric rapper on the rise. However, as their GQ interviewer notes, it’s tough to fly too close to the “Kardashian sun,” and Scott has certainly become eclipsed by his makeup mogul girlfriend.
So who is Travis Scott? The rapper prefers to keep a low profile — something incredibly difficult to do when dating a Kardashian or Jenner — and probably takes tips from his friend Kanye West.
He’s signed to both Kanye West and T.I.’s labels
Scott, born Jacques Berman Webster II (hence his child’s surname, Webster), completed a few semesters at the University of Texas at San Antonio before dropping out to pursue his music career. His parents cut him off as he crashed at friend’s places in New York and Los Angeles, eventually settling in L.A.
At 20-years-old (the current age of his almost-billionaire girlfriend) Scott signed a deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music after appearing on the 2012 compilation album Cruel Summer. A few months later Scott announced he signed a record deal with T.I’s imprint Grand Hustle.
His 2015 album Rodeo featured guest appearances from nine famous artists including Kanye West, Juicy J, The Weeknd, and Justin Bieber. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. and number one on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.
He’s releasing his highly-anticipated third studio album
Scott released his first song since the birth of his daughter, Stormi, titled “Watch.” It featured Kanye West (his girlfriend’s brother-in-law, for those who don’t keep up) and Lil Uzi Vert. The single is a track off his upcoming album AstroWorld.
The title refers to an abandoned Six Flags amusement park in Texas that Scott used to go to. He told GQ he’s “just anxious to drop [his] baby,” in reference to his third studio album and that it “touches home base.” His Houston friends present at the interview nodded their agreement.
He’s dated other A-listers before, including Rihanna
Kylie Jenner wasn’t the first celebrity to catch Scott’s eye. The rapper dated model Rubi Rose for nearly a year in 2014 (she has been linked to a number of musicians including Soulja Boy and Lil Yachty). His highest-profile relationship other than Jenner was pop superstar Rihanna.