Rapper Travis Scott is currently promoting his JACKBOYS compilation (stream below). One of his promotional stops includes the Winter 2019 issue of XXL magazine where he spoke about a plethora of topics including being a father and his relationship with Kylie Jenner.
During the interview, the Houston rapper insisted he’ll “always love” Jenner and blamed the “million outside voices” interfering in their relationship, which led to its demise.
The Astroworld rapper split from Keeping Up with the Kardashians star in October (19) after more than two years together. The pair share 22-month-old daughter Stormi.
Reflecting on his relationship with Kylie, Travis explained: “I love her (Stormi’s) mommy and I always will. The hard part about relationships is just trying to be in one without a million outside voices interfering.”
While he said he tries not to let the voices affect him, the musician added that they’re a “pain in the ass.” He also insisted he’s not worried about being single, and explained: “It’s not a struggle to have a famous significant other. I think life in general always comes with hardships. It’s how you deal with them.”
But as for right now, Travis is concentrating on Stormi, and is loving every second that he spends with his little girl.
“Being a dad is better than what I thought it would be. Stormi is one of the best human beings I know. She’s like my best friend. She makes life a little bit easier. She just inspires me and she surprises me every day with how she’s thinking. It’s so crazy,” he smiled.
“I love being at the crib and I love spending time with the family. Now especially, because I just love hanging out with the Stormster. I just love watching my kid grow. It makes life so much simpler.”
On Friday, Travis dropped his JACKBOYS compilation featuring his Cactus Jack creative collective, along with appearances from Quavo, Offset, Young Thug, Lil Baby, and Rosalía. “It’s just a body of work made with a few of my friends and people I’ve always made music with since day one,” said Travis. “It’s just fun and something that’s endearing and cool. It kind of like, wakes up the minds of people that might not know about Don Toliver or people that know about Sheck Wes and makes them want to know more.”
Plus, he called for more unity in hip-hop. “It would be so much cooler if the hip-hop community could be more together and not so divided. It can be very divided,” he said. “Competition plays a role but it’s cool that there’s competition. Everyone is obviously winning, but it would be so cool if rap didn’t have so much back-and-forth and it was more about us coming to an understanding on some things and there was more camaraderie. We are all in this together. It’s us versus those who don’t get it. So, if we showed and felt that more, it would be different.”