The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, has officially named Nov. 18 as “Astroworld Day.”
The official proclamation comes after Travis Scott’s highly praised album, Astroworld, and festival.
The city of Houston uploaded a video on their personal Twitter account.
Thank you, @trvisXX for stopping by city hall the day after your successful #AstroworldFest2018 . Your message to the high school students in the room left a great impression. #TravisScott pic.twitter.com/EePpeNsfiW
— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) November 18, 2018
On Sunday night, Scott stood at the podium, thanking his hometown for the love and support. “I grew up here my whole life. I was inspired by Astroworld. In ‘05 when they took it away, it kind of like took a big piece of my heart away,” he said. “I just wanted to kind of bring back that feeling and give this city something [so] they can always have something fun to do.”
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Houston, TX is Scott’s hometown, and he cherishes it’s role in his upbringing. The rapper was also named as an ambassador for the arts, education and youth initiatives. Standing in the crowd were school students and members of different organizations.
Kylie Jenner, and his daughter, Stormi Webster, were also in attendance. Before the ceremony at City Hall was over, he acknowledged his family, and referred to Jenner as “his wife.”
Earlier this year, Scott announced that he’d be bringing an event to his city on November. Astroworld Festival is a one day festival that will happen once a year. The festival kicked off it’s first official day on Nov. 17.
The official lineup included Post malone, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Rae Sremmurd, Gunna, Houston All Stars, Sheck Wes, Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd, Virgil Abloh, Smoke Purpp, and Tommy Genesis.