As a musician always looking for a new sound, Travis Scott has found a tiny muse in Stormi Webster, his daughter with Kylie Jenner. “Fatherhood influences my job,” Scott told director Robert Rodriguez in a recent interview in I-D magazine. “It has a huge impact. It’s a major inspiration, you know what I’m saying?”
Though Stormi just celebrated her third birthday, Scott said he can already see how his daughter perceives things so differently than he did as a kid.
“It’s so crazy, Stormi’s generation is way different from mine, and she’s way different from my younger brother and sister,” he said in the interview. “Kids show you a different outlook on life, how they view things, the type of pressures they have and what makes them happy, what makes them move. Like, when she watches certain movies or listen to certain songs. Or she watches my concerts on YouTube and she realizes she’s there, she’s ready to see now.”
It’s really cool to see a little girl through an artist dad’s eyes like that. Scott has previously talked about how he and ex Jenner are co-parenting Stormi to grow into a strong woman who has the “knowledge of just how to carry yourself, how to move in this world, how to be strong, how to not even be scared to take that risk on any idea, jump out on any activity.” Yasssssss, feminist dad!
Being dad to Stormi also helped Scott better understand how he is a role model for kids and the effect he can have on the younger generation. “I realized my job is way more important than what I thought because of her,” he said. “More responsibility, you know? You’ve got to use that properly.”
Becoming a parent really does change one’s perspective on, well, just about everything, right? And at only age 28, Scott is such a relatively young dad that he has plenty of time to use his music career and celebrity to be a positive influence on Stormi’s generation as well as several generations to come. (Stormi’s generation is called Generation Alpha, in case you were wondering, and includes babies born between 2011 and 2025.)
Scott is releasing his much anticipated fourth studio album titled Utopia, sometime this year, and he said being Stormi’s dad has affected his attitude toward both his personal life and his career. “Fatherhood just be like, I don’t live for myself anymore,” Scott said in the I-D interview. “I was already going so hard for the fans and now, oh man, Stormi, it’s like… I love that.”
Aw, devoted dads like Scott are just the best!