Kylie Jenner fell in love with her beau Travis Scott in 2017 and the two welcomed a daughter named Stormi Webster on February 1, 2018, but the rapper and producer who is a rising idol to a growing number of fans still may be a relatively unfamiliar name to some. Recognized for his talent early by prominent rap stars like Kanye West and T.I., he's got gifts for melody and visual originality that have made him a sought-after live performer, as well as a recording artist to watch. It's time to get to know the man not born Travis Scott a little better!
1. Travis Scott is a stage name
Born Jacques Webster to a musical family in Missouri City, Texas in 1992, he told Grantland that the name Travis is taken from his "favorite relative," his uncle. "He always just had swag ... Always made good decisions, good business decisions." He also has another alias, La Flame, which you can often hear him say in songs.
2. Huge stars hire him to work on big songs
He's best known for his top 20 hit "Antidote" and original albums, but his production discography for others includes vocal work and/or beats for John Legend, Jay-Z, Madonna and Rihanna — in fact, he is one of the credited writers on Rih's "Bitch Better Have My Money."
3. He's been accused of ghostwriting for Kanye West
Travis has two production credits on the 2013 album Yeezus, but some say he's done even more than that on the low for 'Ye. In 2015, multiple outlets shared a video clip of Amber Rose publicly implying that Travis had secretly written songs for Kanye West while speaking at a party attended by Travis himself. "Travis Scott, who was right next to her, put on a poker face during the whole thing. Which seems like a wise choice," wrote Billboard.
4. He's the one with a thing for butterflies
With rampant butterfly imagery on Kylie's social media and in the couple's welcome video to daughter Stormi, some fans thought they were going to actually name her Butterfly. But Travis actually released a popular song last year called "Butterfly Effect."
5. Even Obama loves his work
6. His shows have been known to be downright disorderly
Fans expect a Travis Scott show to be lit to the fullest, and it's occasionally gone over the edge. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct nine months after he was arrested in Arkansas for encouraging fans to rush to the stage at a concert, which caused injuries to fans, a security guard, and a police officer.
7. He's a fashion designer, too
A 10-piece capsule collection of distressed denim with printed graphics that he created in collaboration with Australian designer Ksubi was released in October 2017, just as pregnancy rumors were hitting a fever pitch. And now, his latest collaboration (Stormi) is the most beautiful creation of his artistic life.
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