Travis Scott Performs “Goosebumps” and “Sweet Sweet” on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
Travis Scott, king of all things late night, stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday (Dec. 8) to perform two cuts from his Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album, "Sweet Sweet" and "Goosebumps." Most striking is a mechanical eagle positioned behind Scott that moves its head with the music, a feature Colbert acknowledged on Twitter, writing, "@trvisXX and his bird are killing it!"
The Late Show performance ends what has been an otherwise disappointing week for Scott, Birds in the Trap failing to earn any Grammy nominations despite its high acclaim. Writing on Instagram, Scott said he was "so hurt" by the snub. Instead, the Grammys nominated Chance The Rapper, Drake, De La Soul, DJ Khaled, Kanye West and ScHoolboy Q for Best Rap Album.
Catch Scott's Colbert performance above, the rapper saying, "I wrote this song at one of the worst parts of my life," before getting into "Goosebumps." In a letter to his great-great--grandchildren published last month, Scott advised "Don’t focus on the bullshit, focus on what’s needed. Focus to inspire. Make your intent to inspire." While recognition from the Grammys is nice validation it surely is not the highest metric with which to measure a career, and considering Birds in the Trap gave Scott his first No. 1 album, we'd say he's moving the right way. For Scott fans, all of the rapper's guest verses, unreleased tracks and mixtape cuts have just been assembled in one convenient listening place.
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