It's actually a pretty cute homecoming story. Scott's third studio album Astroworld is named after a now-defunct Six Flags he used to visit in Houston as a kid, and he conceived the Astroworld Festival as a kind of tribute to the theme park. About 40, 000 people attended the sold-out event, which was headlined by Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, and Rae Sremmurd.
GOT MY OWN DAY IN THE CITY !!!!— TRAVIS SCOTT (@TRAVIS SCOTT) 1542595221.0
Scott accepted the Astroworld Day honor in front of an audience of school students, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner named him as a city ambassador for arts, education, and youth initiatives. The rapper said he would try and return to Houston on November 18 every year from now on.
Thank you, @trvisXX for stopping by city hall the day after your successful #AstroworldFest2018 . Your message to t… https://t.co/Ljl8ophZMa— City of Houston (@City of Houston) 1542573746.0
This isn't the first time Texas has recognized Scott: he received a key to his hometown, Missouri City, in February.
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