AceShowbiz - After releasing his much-anticipated album "Astroworld" last week, Travis Scott (II) has treated fans to a music video for one of its tracks. The rapper premiered a wild music video for "Stop Trying to Be God" on Monday, August 6.
Directed by Dave Meyers, the visuals features appearances of his baby momma Kylie Jenner and James Blake. It opens with Travis shepherding a flock of sheep down a street. One of the sheep turns out to be a demonic one as it has red shining eyes, hinting that things will soon take a darker turn.
The next scene shows Travis braving a blaze of hellfire. It soon makes him think that he may be a prophet since he can survive the hellfire. It turns out a lot of people also think that Travis is a prophet as they follow what Travis tells them to. One scene even shows him performing baptisms in a swimming pool.
But his time to play a prophet doesn't last long. He was shot by God due to ruining a city with a fire-breathing dragon. James makes an appearance after this, showcasing his falsetto over Stevie Wonder's harmonica melodies. The end of the music video sees a gold-painted Kylie holding a lamb in a farm.
"Stop Trying to be God" is included on his latest album "Astroworld", which boast a long list of contributors such as Frank Ocean, Swae Lee and 21 Savage. The album is set to debut atop Billboard 200 chart with 500,000 units, dethroning Drake's record-breaking album "Scorpion".
The release of the album sparked controversy as Travis was accused of transphobia for removing transgender model Amanda Lepore from the album's cover art. However, the rapper denied the accusations by saying that he and David LaChapelle had to remove her because she "upstaged everyone." He also said that Amanda appeared in the album's booklet.