Travis Scott

Credit: Instagram / Kylie Jenner

Travis Scott: Five facts about the superstar rapper and Kylie Jenner bae

What do you really know about the young rapper dating Kylie?

Travis Scott

Credit: Instagram / Kylie Jenner

Travis Scott is getting all kinds of attention right now thanks to his GQ cover with baby mama (and global powerhouse) Kylie Jenner. You probably know his music and you know his bae, but what do you really know about the man himself?

We thought we would do our best to help you out with that. After a little research, we managed to put together five of our favourite Travis Scott facts.

Travis Scott: The top facts you need to know

Uncle Travis was a huge swag influence

While Travis Scott might be his rap name, the talented musician’s real name is Jacques Webster.

In a 2014 interview, he explained why he went with the name Travis.

“My uncle’s name is Travis, he was like my favorite uncle. My favorite relative. I looked up to him and sh**. [He] was just cool as f***. He always just had swag. He played golf and s***. He just had swag. [He] was just smart. Always made good decisions, good business decisions.”

More than a rapper from young

While many rappers are heavily criticised for their live performances, Travis has actually been playing instruments since he was just three-years-old. He started off playing the drums and eventually moved on to the piano before calling it quits.

Why didn’t he stick with the piano? Well, that shit “wasn’t getting no girls”.  The experience led to him learning how to produce electronic-leaning beats more suitable for hip-hop.

A Texas university drop out

Born on 30 April 1992, Travis is just 26-years-old. After spending two years at the University of Texas, the creator decided that enough was enough. He has since been very vocal about how, in his experience, university was a frustrating place to be.

“I dropped out sophomore year. Every day in college was depressing. I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to do this shit. I wanted to be on an album, I wanted to put out my own shit, I wanted to be on stage rapping at MTV, I wanted to have the best video of the year.”

“It frustrated me man, just seeing the Grammys, seeing the VMAs, and I’m in college,” he added. “I’m like ‘F*** this,’ I just had to get the fuck out. It was driving me nuts.”

Riri before Kylie

While dating Kylie Jenner is arguably one of the biggest dating achievements any human being could possibly achieve, Travis has managed to top that.

The rapper was believed to be in a relationship with Rihanna from August 2015 to February 2016.

Rumerous first started in 2015 as the musicians were spotted together on numerous occasions. He has previously described Rihanna as his muse.

While Travis was kicking it with Riri, Kylie was in a serious relationship with fellow rapper Tyga.

A family of musical masters

With a jazz composer grandfather who had a masters degree in music composition, his grandpa passed that magic on to his dad who as a drummer and pianist. Well, you can see how that one ended up.

“My dad was a musician too, he played more like soul music. That’s where I get my whole music theory from, my pops and my grandfather.”

That musical artistry was a perfect match for G.O.O.D music founder Kanye West. Travis refers to Kanye as his stepdad and Kanye has used his signee’s creative energy on a range of his own albums.