A$AP Rocky Reignites Debate of Whether Travis Scott Stole His Style On 'Drink Champs'

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| LAST UPDATE 05/12/2022

By Mahlik Campbell
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For the past half-decade or so, an interesting narrative has floated around that Travis Scott copied elements of A$AP Rocky's music and style. Rocky is stirring the pot after seemingly addressing this theory in an interview.

Chatter about Rocky and Travis' similarities was rehashed late last year when Kanye suggested during an interview with Drink Champs that Travis isn't original and is simply a mix of himself, Kid Cudi and Rocky. (Travis was signed to Ye's GOOD Music imprint in the early 2010s.)

Asked to choose between Cudi and Travis as artists, Ye chose Cudi. "I tell Trav, 'You copy me, boy.' But I love you. But just know what it is," he said

Rocky has his own Drink Champs episode on the way, and in a teaser clip, he appeared to co-sign the idea that Travis jacked parts of his swag over the years.

Rocky replies, "Yeah," to a prompt from host N.O.R.E., who says, "Travis Scott stole his whole style from A$AP Rocky." Reactions then flooded the internet.

A$AP Nast is the one who originally escalated the tension between Rocky and Travis. He went on a rant in 2016 and claimed La Flame was jacking the A$AP Mob's style after Travis posted photos rocking Stone Island and Supreme pieces. (They had all partied together a few years prior.)

The comparison between Pretty Flacko and La Flame has never materialized into a real feud, but Rocky did speak on Travis' wave in 2016. "Let the people decide if he a biter or if he authentic," he told Hot 97.

Several years later in 2019, Flacko posted a tweet dismissing their "beef."

That same year when Rocky was locked in a Swedish jail, Travis said at a concert, "Free Rocky!"

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While La Flame has never directly acknowledged Rocky's influence, he's been open about his admiration for Kid Cudi. In fact, the stage name "Travis Scott" is partly inspired by Cudi's real name, Scott Mescudi.