Being that Travis Scott’s new album is titled Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, is only made since to feature thee Brian McKnight in an unintentionally hilarious new advert for the project. The emo-heavy clip sees Scott looking out into the distance while McKnight plays his classic single ‘One Last Cry’…while doves are in a cage within view (they later fly freely, an apparent allusion of Scott’s music being released, we presume).
You know I wish I had some awesome story to tell you but I don’t. I have a 17-year-old stepdaughter and she’s in high school, a senior. For a while, since Quavo had said this whole birds in the trap thing with my name in it, I’m trying to figure out what it is because these kids have a whole different way of speaking and interacting and I’m an old man. I have no idea what’s going on, but I know that she gets excited every time they play it at the football games, and that whole thing. Cut to Thursday, I get a call from Travis’s people saying, ‘Hey we want to shoot this video.’ Now normally, this isn’t something that I would do, but I’ve been hearing this thing getting hyped up for quite some time. Well, I don’t want to be the guy that’s like, ‘Ahh, the old guy didn’t want to do the thing with the young guy,’ so I went and showed up and did it. Now we see what’s happening today and it’s like, who knew? [laughs] I had no idea. When I spoke to Travis — they have these sayings that are making fun of someone, and I said, “I’m not going to be in this video if you’re making fun of me.” He was like, ‘No no no, we’re big fans,’ so that’s cool.
Some guy on my Twitter was like, “Hey, Travis Scott made you famous!” I’m like okay, if that’s what it takes for people to realize I was making records before he was born, then it’s fine. [My stepdaughter] is still in school and she hasn’t seen it yet. I can’t wait to hear what the kids at school had to say.