Watch Travis Scott Get Biblical in Wild ‘Stop Trying to Be God’ Video
Clip for ‘Astroworld’ cut features Kylie Jenner, James Blake
Travis ScottÂ raises hell and reaches for heaven in the wild new video for “Stop Trying to Be God,” off hisÂ new album,Â Astroworld.
The Dave Meyers-directed clip is packed with biblical imagery, starting with the first shot of Scott shepherding a flock of sheep down a street. Elsewhere, the rapper braves a blaze of hellfire, plays a prophet, performs baptisms in a waterpark and commands a fire-breathing dragon as it brings about the apocalypse. The video closes with a sequence that seems to recall the birth of Jesus in the manger, complete with cameos from James Blake and a gold-painted Kylie Jenner.
Scott releasedÂ AstroworldÂ last week, marking his first solo album since 2016’sÂ Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight.Â Last year,Â he and Migos’ Quavo formed the duo Huncho Jack and released theirÂ debut LP,Â Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.
Scott has a handful ofÂ U.S. festival dates scheduledÂ for this summer, including stops at Rolling Loud in Oakland, California, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas, Nevada andÂ Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas.