Earlier this week Travis Scott treated fans to a repeat rendition of his song “FE!N” During a headlining performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Scott played the track 10 times in a row (something he’s done previously at a show in Tulsa).
Speaking to host Jimmy Fallon during an interview on The Tonight Show, Scott explained that he feeds off his audience and tries to amp things up onstage.
“Man, I have the best fans in the world,” Scott told Fallon. “I go off the energy they give me. And they were wild that night. And so I just got even wilder.”
Scott isn’t the first rapper to hit the repeat button during a concert. In 2012, Jay-Z and Kanye West showcased their joint single “N-ggas In Paris” 12 consecutive times for a Paris crowd. In 2017, Scott performed his single “Goosebumps” 14 times during a show in Houston.
“FE!N” comes off Scott’s Grammy-nominated album Utopia, which dropped over the summer. Scott told Fallon he found out about his Grammy nod while on tour. The rapper said his immediate reaction was “Yes, okay this time we gotta just bring it home!”
“It means a lot to me,” he added. “I love music and I love the Academy. I think some of the most amazing artists and talented artists have achieved that. And as a producer and as a writer and as a musician I take music very seriously. So I love it. It’s amazing.”
Elsewhere in the interview Scott discussed working with Beyonce, his custom Nikes, and having a drink spilled on him at the Knicks game.
Last month, Scott spoke about the horror of the Astroworld tragedy in his first comments on the incident since December 2021. During the incident, 10 people died and 25 concertgoers were hospitalized after a crowd surged during the festival in Houston. Footage from the fest showed Scott continuing the concert, even after he appeared to notice that a fan had passed out. Hundreds of lawsuits followed, though Scott will not face criminal charges over the incident.
“I mean I was just overly devastated, you know. Yeah,” Scott said. “I always think about it. Those fans were like my family. You know, I love my fans to the utmost … You just feel for those people. And their families.”
He also acknowledged, “That moment for families, for the city, you know, it was devastating.”
Scott pressed forward with his career after the incident, releasing Utopia in July and performing dozens of concerts around the world over the past two years. Through it all, he said, the memory of what happened at Astroworld haunted him.
“The idea of just even getting back into music, working on music and just even getting into that, was therapeutic of being able to channel some of the energy into production and sounds and finishing it,” Scott said.