Houston's prodigal son is home, and he came bearing gifts. At 6 p.m. yesterday, Travis Scott posted an all-caps announcement on his Instagram: "GOT SOMETHING U MIGHT WANNA SEE IT . . !!!" he captioned three snaps of VHS—yes, VHS—tapes printed with his own screaming face and the title Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly. "MEET ME HERE NETFLIX AND NO CHILL."
He listed the address for Movie Exchange in Northwest Houston just off 290 where fans immediately flocked—in droves. Clad in Astroworld and Cactus Jack merch, they lined up outside the movie store and around the strip mall and its parking lot for a chance to glimpse their hometown celebrity, who arrived surrounded by security.
Grinning wildly and grill gleaming, he gamely autographed the collectible VHS tapes, which contained a 60-second clip of his forthcoming project. Taking fellow Houston superstar Beyoncé's lead, Scott's Netflix documentary will premiere August 28.
If you didn't make it out to Movie Exchange, there's still a chance to see him: Scott will be in town at least through Sunday, when he and Meek Mill take on Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the latter's annual celebrity softball game at UH's Schroeder Park. Free for the first 3,000 attendees, it's the culminating event of JH-Town Weekend, Harden's annual salute to the city which kicks off tonight with a charity concert at Revention Center starring "secret special performers." Hmmmm...we wonder who that might be.