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Travi$ Scott: “My dad used to come in my room like, ‘Turn that shit off!’ Ripping my power out, just making beats die off—it was so many beats I had. I was so cold with my dad. It got to a point he was shutting off power in my room!
“Me and my dad used to have fist-fights in front of my friends. I was going hard for this shit. Niggas don’t know. Like your parents are supposed to be 100%, backbone support, it’s fucking like, ‘Fuck that!’
My dad used to come in my room like, ‘Turn that s**t off!’ Ripping my power out, just making beats die off. It got to a point he was shutting off power in my room! Me and my dad used to have fist-fights in front of my friends.
“Hell no [they didn’t want me to do music]! The most ironic thing is my grandfather has his masters in music composition, he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician too, he played more like soul music. He dad was a drummer and he plays the piano. That’s where I get my whole music theory from, my pops and my grandfather.
“That’s the thing though, they’ve been through it. They wasn’t just fucking [with me doing music] because how the whole music game has changed in this generation. Their mentality was like you need to have something that’s a complete system.
“But I’m like, ‘Yo dad, I got friends who are graduating, fucking pre-med, and they can’t even get a job! But I could do a couple shows and I’ll make more than you do in like a year or two. Just trust me man. I’m ill, daddy!’ That whole struggle was just a pain in the ass.”