Who Is Travi$ Scott? Photography by Liz Barclay

Hating School

Travi$ Scott: “I went to private school in elementary and middle school, but then I went to public school in high school man. I loved private school. It was like the freshest bitches and all my homies were rich as fuck. That showed me a whole other taste level of life. That’s when I knew, shit is way bigger than Houston, period. Which influenced me to just like tap into other things, stylistically.

“I was in college at The University of Texas and I dropped out. My grandparents were extra educated, my grandfather has his doctorate in philosophy. When I dropped out of school, it was the worst man. They cut me off. I was like a rebel about this education life. I was all bad. I was like a kid man, like, ‘Why the fuck are you so damn bad bro?’ [Laughs.]

“I graduated early from high school, I was like 17. I’m smart man. I wasn’t a dumbass. [Laughs.] But I dropped out of college at age 19. School was a pain in the ass man.

“If I’m going to class, I’m going to have to sit here and look at this professor that’s teaching me shit I’m not trying to hear. I want to be a fucking rapper bro. I’m trying to ice out my chain. I’m trying to rock crowds and have kids spazz. That’s what I wanted to do. Entertain. Fuck this whole [having a job and a] desk and a boss—kiss my ass.”

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