Hip Hop History: Travis Scott Falls in Autotune
Last year Drake embarked around the world on the “Boy Meets World” Tour which turned out to be pretty uneventful besides one fateful night when Travis Scott joined Drake on stage.
Drake is well-known for pulling out all the stops on stage and bringing out a wide array of his most famous rapper friends. On a February 2017 stop in London, Drake brought out Astroworld rapper Travis Scott to perform his hit song “Goosebumps”. But just as his back track begins, Travis takes a tumble… in autotune.
This level of comedy cannot be planned.
A giant hole in the stage where a globe would emerge later in the show just swallowed Scott whole as he was attempting to get the crowd hyped before the beat dropped in “Goosebumps”. The best part: Travis Scott falls in autotune.
Since he’s already mic’d up, you can hear Travis say “Eyeeeeeahhh” as he falls in his signature autotune, and it’s hilarious.
Despite the unexpected fall into the trap door, Drake and Travis don’t miss a beat. Drake continues to adlib while Travis Scott tries to climb out of this blackhole in the middle of the stage. Here’s the best footage I’ve been able to uncover:
As soon as Travis re-emerges he’s jumping all over the stage and hyping up the crowd in typical Travis Scott fashion. It’s honestly truly an incredible testament to his showmanship. In fact, Travis doesn’t even believe that he fell. When recounting the incident he says “I didn’t fall, dude, I flew. I was floating. I don’t fall. Shit, nothing happened. Floating is amazing. It’s like getting in a plane. I just flew, man. I’m a magician, like David Blaine. I could never fall.”
Scott came out of the situation uninjured, however there was a casualty in all of this: Drake’s giant globe stage prop. However, not all is lost because Drake ended up saying “I’m doing this shit for free tonight. I don’t give a fuck,” and giving all 20,000 atTendees a refund. I’m sure they were all screaming EEEEYYYYEEEEAHHHHH.