Rapper Travis Scott released a new track titled “MELTDOWN” as a part of his new album “UTOPIA”, and the lyrics appear to be inspired by true events. The album serves as the rapper’s first album since 2019. The track allegedly references Scott’s on-and-off relationship with makeup mogul Kylie Jenner. Jenner and Scott were first linked in 2017, and the former couple share two children together. Daughter Stormi is five years old and son Aire is one year old.
Scott and Jenner allegedly separated circa the holiday season of 2022. In the months since, Jenner has been spotted spending time with acclaimed actor Timotheé Chalamet. The actor is notably set to portray iconic Roald Dahl character Willy Wonka in the upcoming “Wonka” film alongside Hugh Grant. On “MELTDOWN” Scott raps “Chocolate AP and chocolate the Vs (Vs), got the Willy Wonka factory (Vs)/Burn a athlete like it’s calories, find another flame hot as me, b*tch.”
Travis Scott disses Timothée Chalamet over his relationship with Kylie Jenner on 'UTOPIA' track, “MELTDOWN.” pic.twitter.com/PZ1Zkbw5fO
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 28, 2023
Jenner and Chalamet have never confirmed or denied their relationship personally, but a source confirmed it to Entertainment Tonight in April 2023.
Social Media Reactions
Some fans of Scott applauded the alleged diss track for its specific pop culture reference.
cooked that corny white boy
— Zay⚡️ (@rollupmywrist) July 28, 2023
Others argued that he should not have released the song amid allegations of his infidelity during his relationship with Jenner.
“find another flame as hot as me, bitch” pic.twitter.com/JAhLtSHG2Z
— Hollywood Vinnie 🔜 ARC Fest (@yacousinvinnie) July 28, 2023
he just mad he stole his girl 😂😂😂😂😂
— tommmmyyyy (@twrIdd) July 28, 2023
Fans of the actor continued to defend him. Chalamet has never spoken on Scott, and the actor maintains a clean slate when it comes to controversial behavior.
Imagine having to diss a silly little guy like Timmy to feel like more of a man…having one sided beef with Willy wonka is CRAZY😭
— wifeofhyunjin (real.) (@stayinghyunjin) July 28, 2023
Longtime rap music listeners are expressing that Scott might have failed to diss Chalamet as he intended to.
I’m not gonna lie. I see the reference. But don’t see the diss at all lol
— Bobby Foster (@_bobbyfoster) July 28, 2023
Others reminded listeners of the Astroworld tragedy, in which 10 concertgoers died and 25 were injured in a stampede. Scott allegedly saw the issues starting in the crowd and did not stop the show to resolve it. Scott never faced criminal charges over the incident.
He is the uglier version of ASAP Rocky who killed a few people for a floppy career. Maybe keep it cute?
— Alessia’s Midnights (@taymidnights23) July 28, 2023
Others felt that the line was insensitive, given that Scott shares two children with Jenner.
imagine saying this to the mother of your children🧍
— rafael (@_itsrafaelcosta) July 28, 2023
Some listeners got what Gen Z can only describe as “the ick” from hearing Scott call himself “hot” on the track. Many felt is was distasteful to allegedly insult the actor’s appearance.
Travis calling himself hot I— pic.twitter.com/6phoxXY6NO
— Heelz ♒️ (@iamheelz) July 28, 2023
Others resurfaced a humorous clip of a rap about statistics that Chalamet filmed for a high school project years ago. Fans of the actor joked that he could easily diss Scott in return. The actor famously attended LaGuardia High School in New York City alongside several other acclaimed actors and musicians.
— ًcaroline (@HAWTH0RNES) July 28, 2023
Neither Chalamet nor Jenner have responded to the “MELTDOWN” lyrics at this time. Scott has not spoken out regarding the alleged diss track. “Wonka” premieres globally in theaters on December 15.