Given his oftentimes “monstrous” rap aesthetic, it’s no surprise that Travis Scott would be feeling the Halloween spirit when it came around to unveiling his upcoming Nike Air Force 1 x Cactus Jack collaboration.
The spooky setting of the lookbook perfectly compliments the eclectic style of the silhouette itself. Incorporating a mix of many patterns and textures, the ASTROWORLD emcee’s latest kick creation with the Swoosh was heavily inspired by his upbringing in Missouri City, Texas: the Frankenstein-esque layering ties back to work coats, corduroy collars and heavy brass zippers that embody the working class that makes up his hometown. The standout removable lace cover is the real eyegrabber here, but the combo of camouflage, corduroy, duck canvas, flannel, leather, suede and wool do a good job at making it all look like gold when pieced together.
In addition to fresh kicks, Travis Scott and Nike also hosted a Houston-based workshop where artwork was created based on the shoe and his youth that inspired the design. The coolest part about it all though is that all winning drawings will be turned into sculptures that Trav will display at his upcoming ASTROWORLD Festival on November 9.
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Ellen DeGeneres is known for going all out on Halloween and this year’s proving to be no different. The talk show host had another special Halloween edition of her show and paid tribute to none other than Cardi B.
Ellen a.k.a. Cardi E channeled her inner Cardi with a black sequined dress, blonde wig and Cardi’s signature blinged out nails. And while Ellen was asking the audience their opinion on her look, Cardi herself came out to critique.
When Ellen asked Cardi to help her twerk, Cardi offered her services and told the host that she’d gladly pay her for a danc.
“That’ll get you a couple bucks right there! I’ll buy a lap dance from you,” said Cardi.
That’s not all that happened, however, Ellen brought back YouTube food critic Kalen Allen who KILLED a performance as Beyoncé complete with Bey’s dancers Ashley and Hannah.
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Kevin Durant joined ESPN’s First Take on Thursday to talk about his years at Golden State and he even gave some insight into his and Draymond Green’s team issues. Durant told Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith that his problems with Green did play a role in his decision to leave the Warriors.
Fans will remember the infamous argument between KD and Draymond last season after Green refused to give KD an outlet pass in the final minutes of play against the Clippers. Green ultimately turned the ball over and an argument ensued on the sideline and later in the locker room.
Draymond reportedly called KD a B—h and told KD that the Warriors won without him. Draymond was suspended for one game because of the argument. “A little bit yeah sure, ” KD responded to Stephen A’s question on if his decision to leave was affected by Draymond. “Your teammate talk to you that way you think about it a bit.”
“I feel like that was a situation that definitely could’ve been avoided… it opened up a lot of nonsense that could’ve been avoided and me and Draymond talked about it,” KD said.
The two-time Finals MVP did note that he decided to leave not only because of the Draymond situation but because of the contract situations that were present within the organization. Durant cited Shaun Livingston’s retirement, Iguodala’s age and new contracts that were destined for Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Durant said that the big contracts would make it difficult to land any new talent if he stayed.
Kevin Durant speaks more with Stephen A. Smith on his ESPN+ show The Boardroom. A clip was posted on Instagram of KD and Stephen A. speaking about the time that the ESPN host referred to KD’s move to Golden State was the “weakest move I ever saw by a superstar.”
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