Travis Scott took control of a recent interview, as he asked himself the questions and answered them as well.
The GQ Men of the Year Awards took place at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Wednesday (November 15). The Houston native walked the red carpet at the annual gathering, during which he was approached for a quick chat by a reporter holding flash cards.
Grabbing the printed prompts, the 32-year-old began reading off them as he said into the microphone: “‘You wanted to turn UTOPIA into a musical — is there a plan for a Broadway show yet?’ Fuck yeah, it is.”
He continued: “‘You said you wanted to study architecture at Harvard — which city’s architecture inspires you the most?’
“Not gonna lie, Tokyo is kind of fire … Rome is fire …Pompeii is actually amazing … Chile is actually crazy […] Brazil is actually fucking beautiful.”
You can see the entire self-interview below.
Travis Scott recently opened up about the creative process behind his latest album and revealed that he originally intended for it to be very different than how it turned out.
In a new interview with GQ, he said that he’s always wanted to write a musical, and that he was planning on channeling that desire through UTOPIA at one point.
“I wanted the album to be a play,” he said. “I was trying to take Broadway — because the thing about Broadway theaters, they’re kind of small — I was trying to bring the idea of Broadway to bigger venues. Either plays in stadiums or plays in arenas, but still make it feel like a Broadway bill.”
He went on to say that he even went so far as to meet with playwright Jeremy O. Harris (SlavePlay) to try to make it happen.
“I love Jeremy O. Harris. He’s amazing. We were exploring all these different ideas. I met with him. I met with a couple of different people. We just talked about the idea of it happening. I was still trying to figure it out,” he said.