As part of a cover story that will be featured in Complex magazine’s December 2015/ January 2016 issue, Houston, Texas rapper Travi$ Scott spoke a great deal on his life growing up.

At one point in the interview, Scott recalled crying to himself in his bedroom. He also spoke on his time spent in college, which started at the University Of Texas – San Antonio.

“Mo City is, like, well-off or whatever, you can get an education, you can grow up and have kids, but it’s hard for that little motherfucker to make it to some big-time shit…I wasn’t studying shit,” Travi$ Scott said. “I was making up majors. I thought I wanted to do international business…There was times I was back home in my bedroom in Mo City and I would cry to myself and shit. I feel like I’m always trying to get to the next point, the next day, get to that goal. It’s getting my creativity level up, and just being able to move around how I want to move around.”

Later in the interview, Scott shared the concept he initially had for his debut album, Rodeo. He says a number of people didn’t understand the album because he was unable to put his concept, which would have consisted of an action figure and a USB, to work.

“You was supposed to buy my album with an action figure and a USB,” he said. “It would have been the illest shit ever. This was the opportunity to raise the bar and set the standard. I feel like half the people who didn’t understand Rodeo didn’t because I made Rodeo with this idea of the packaging. That whole packaging was meant to complete my story, but just because I’m young and they didn’t trust the idea this type of shit happens. You gotta be Madonna or somebody for this type of shit to happen. We love [the label], they just need to get down with us faster.”

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