March 14, 2017


'Magician' Travis Scott on Stage Tumble: 'I Was Floating. I Don’t Fall'

Erika Goldring/Getty Images
Erika Goldring/Getty Images

A few weeks ago, Travis Scott joined Drake onstage at the Boy Meets World Tour in Europe. The turn-up king took things to London-level by falling into a giant hole in the stage, the crater from which Drake's big globe set-piece typically emerges from later in the show. (Drake: "That's turnt!")

La Flame loved it too, sharing the video on Instagram and captioning it, "FUCKING ALMIGHTY LITNESS LEGIT. BEST TIME EVER.. EVEN FELL IN A BLACK HOLE AND I LOVED IT. #morelife."

Terry Richardson for GQ Style
Terry Richardson for GQ Style

But now Travis Scott has Travis Scott–ishly revealed the true story to British GQ Style:

“I didn’t fall, dude, I flew. I was floating. I don’t fall. Shit, nothing happened. Floating is amazing. It’s like getting in a plane. I just flew, man. I’m a magician, like David Blaine. I could never fall. Drake is an amazing person. Also, a magician. He’s a big brother, super-talent, he’s cool.”

Super looking forward to the more magic-heavy portions of Scott and Aubrey's careers.

The "Beibs in the Trap" rapper also told the magazine a bit about his next album, AstroWorld, saying, "It might be the best music that I made." He says the title refers to Houston's Six Flags AstroWorld park, which closed unceremoniously in 2005, when Scott was 13:

"They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.”

Scott just kicked off his Birds Eye View Tour on Friday and will be on the road in America through June, when he plays Bonnaroo. Last night he also released a short film, Birds in the Trap. Preview it here and watch it if you have Apple Music.

Next, watch an episode of our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, where Kendrick Lamar and more explain the power of the Drizzy cosign: