While Travis Scott did release his fourth studio album, Utopia, there’s been so much mystery surrounding the rollout of his accompanying film Circus Maximus. Fortunately enough, this is not the case anymore.
On Tuesday, the rapper posted the entire 75-minute movie to his YouTube channel, enabling anyone to watch the film on demand.
In addition to the film, he also shared four accompanying snippets that serve as music videos for some of the record’s most noteworthy tracks: “Hyaena,” “Sirens,” “Modern Jam” featuring Teezo Touchdown and “Delresto (Echoes)” featuring Beyoncé.
By any assessment of contemporary pop culture, Utopia has been one of the most highly anticipated records of the year. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has maintained its status for over two weeks. It sold almost 500K units in its first week, making it the third biggest release week of 2023, behind Morgan Wallen and Taylor Swift. The album became the first rap record since Drake’s 2021 Certified Lover Boy to spend consecutive weeks at No. 1, Billboard reported.
In conjunction with the release of Utopia, Travis Scott’s recent live shows were marred with controversy. The rapper initially announced a concert at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt that the country’s Musicians Syndicate “decided to cancel the license issued for hosting this type of concert, which goes against the cultural identity of the Egyptian people,” Egypt Today reported. La Flame instead performed in Rome, where residents thought an earthquake occurred and over 60 fans were injured when someone pepper-sprayed the audience.