Colin Douglas Gray

Travi$ Scott Explains Why He Doesn't Write Songs Like Taylor Swift

He also compares himself (and other MCs) to Kurt Cobain.

OK, so it's probably super clear that Travi$ Scott and Taylor Swift have different musical styles. But during an interview with Clique on Wednesday (Oct. 7), Scott broke down just how dissimilar their methods might be.

"I don’t just sit in my f--kin' house on a guitar like I’m goddamn Taylor Swift writing f--king folk tales and sh-t," Scott said. "I don’t do that weak sh-t."

To be fair, I'm not 100% sure that's exactly how Swift makes music (or if that's even a bad way to write songs), but that's at least Scott's perception. So how does the Houston MC create his work?

"I don't really write," he explained. "I'm an on-the-spot type of person. This beat, let's listen to it, let's vibe. And then I'll do a melody and then we'll go back and do it."

All right, so he may not want his writing technique compared to T-Swizzle's, but he didn't shy away from another non-hip-hop comparison when he brought up Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

"It’s good for people like me and [Young] Thug and other people like [Kid] Cudi and Kurt Cobain, people that just keep it real," Scott said.

And while he thinks Cobain would have made a dope rapper, he also doesn't want to be defined by the genre himself.

"I don’t consider myself hip-hop," he said. "Some of them n----s be straight corny and sh-t."

Scott released Rodeo last month, a project that features appearances by Justin Bieber, Young Thug and Kanye West. If you still haven't heard it and you're interested, you're in luck because you can bump the LP below.