While his mentor Kanye West incoherently promotes an exodus of black voters from the Democratic Party, Travis Scott entered the political fray with a different approach. On Sunday, the rapper made an appearance as the special guest at a rally for Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate hopeful to unseat Senator Ted Cruz during this year’s midterm elections.
“All the kids, we’ve just got to go out and hit these polls,” Scott said through a megaphone at the crowded rally. “From 18 and up, we can change the world.”
While Scott relocated to Los Angeles as his career progressed, he’s remained a proud booster of Houston. His latest album, Astroworld, released in August, is named after a shuttered Houston theme park. “They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space,” he told GQ ahead of the album’s release. “We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.”
O’Rourke’s campaign, while an uphill battle, attracted an enormous amount of national attention to its cause. Celebrities like Scott and Houston Texan Arian Foster attended his rally on Sunday, and O’Rourke’s campaign has raised over $100 million — the most of any Senate race in American history.
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