Kylie Jenner found Travis Scott’s ‘overly friendly’ DMs, she considered it ‘cheating’

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Last week, we heard that Kylie Jenner’s relationship with Travis Scott was suddenly in crisis, and that she thought he was cheating on her. Coming on the heels of the Tristan Thompson-Khloe-Jordyn Woods mess, many people thought it was just Kylie having some trust issues. Travis canceled a concert and stuck around LA to deal with the crisis and we heard over the weekend that while Kylie is “extremely pissed” at Travis, they haven’t broken up and he’s doing the most to make her happy. One way he’s trying to make her happy? He deleted his Instagram for several days, although he just reactivated it on Tuesday. So was his Instagram the root of the problem?

Ain’t a damn thing going down in Travis Scott’s DMs — he deleted his Instagram purely to prove his devotion to Kylie Jenner after she found some suspect messages. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Kylie found a number of what she deemed “overly friendly” DMs between him and several women with whom he’d been chatting. We’re told KJ saw the messages as “evidence” to accuse him of cheating.

We’re told Travis maintains the DMs didn’t amount to anything more than innocent flirting, and he didn’t act on anything. However, he decided the best way to prove his commitment to Kylie and Stormi … was to just get rid of IG. That strategy seems to have staved off a full breakup, for now, as Kylie hasn’t pulled the plug on their relationship — despite being incredibly pissed when she first found the DMs last week.

Travis has clearly been trying to make amends with his baby mama, going so far as to shout her out in concert as his “wifey.” We’re told he’s been working behind-the-scenes, as well, to make things right, and is begging for forgiveness. He doesn’t want this to torpedo their love. Our sources tell us he is flying back home more often now, even while he continues to tour. Kylie’s been keeping her distance, though, preoccupying her time with girlfriends and retail therapy … so only time will tell if she fully takes him back and can get past this.

[From TMZ]

Real question for all of the younger peeps out there: is DM-flirting widely considered cheating these days? That’s a real question. I think it’s cheating depending on the specificity of the DM content. Like, if the DMs are super-flirty and it’s clear that they’re making plans to meet up, then yes, it’s cheating or cheating-adjacent, even if they haven’t even seen each other in the flesh. But if it’s a run-of-the-mill “Instagram girls sliding into your man’s DMs and he only replies a few times,” is that cheating? In any case, I don’t think it’s a good sign that Travis has already reactivated his IG.

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  1. Miss M says:

    Her efforts to pull attention from Khloe’s dumb scandal is commendable.
    Kylie, no one cares.

  2. Erinn says:

    I think there’s a difference between being friendly and emotionally cheating. I’m not going to automatically write him off if he’s replying to a few fans here and there and keeping it friendly but professional. But if he’s commenting on their appearance, or joking about meeting up or anything like that- that’s an issue.

    I think it’s possible that he was just friendly but because of everything else going down around her, Kylie is extra upset and worried she’ll be the next one to get hurt. The fact that he went in and deleted his instagram is definitely impressive. If he genuinely wants to take away any questionable access, he’s shown her he’s willing to do that if it means their relationship is going to be healthier.

    • Meghan says:

      If women were sliding into my husband’s DMs and he was being flirty yeah I would be pissed but I don’t consider that cheating unless he’s like “let’s go have sex at this time and place.”

      That being said… dude is famous and is going to love the attention and probably giving it back to his fans, this is a whole different ball game. To me being flirty with fans or whomever is not grounds for canceling concerts and rushing to LA to calm things down. I get that Kylie was probably feeling vulnerable with everything going on but still, Travis has given no indication (?) that he is like Tristan (idk I don’t follow Travis Scott so maybe he is a douche)

  3. Eliza says:

    I think it depends on content. If they’re sending photos of each other i could see why she’s pissed.

  4. mm11 says:

    So many famous have been caught cheating through Instagram or Twitter DM’s specially athletes so I’m surprised they still think they’re not going to get caught. Men are stupid.

    • SNAP says:

      Social media can create so much unnecessary drama and fosters unhealthy behaviors in some unstable people. A former b*tch coworker used to obsess over my husband in facebook. He barely logged in but she would constantly post stuff to his wall trying to get his attention even after she knew we got married. He unfriended her, she kept sending friend invites and messages. Got her blocked, then she opened a new account and kept sending friend invites, it was so blatant and disrespectful to us and herself. She’s not bad looking, i’m sure she could find a man easily, why obsess with my man in social media? I never understood that. Oh and exes and social media are like water and oil…geez, we both had enough of the exes. Hubby and i decided we don’t need any of that crap, so we closed our social media and have nothing to do with that anymore. If someone is part of our family or inner circle they have our cell phone numbers. Life got easier and more enjoyable the moment we pulled the plug. There is such peace when nobody knows our business and we don’t know theirs!

      • Wow says:

        My husband and I don’t have social media either. “I use it to keep up with family and friends.” Umm, maybe just call them like a normal person and have an interaction. Looking at pictures and posts isn’t keeping up. If you don’t care to have real contact with someone, you aren’t that close.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        No social media accounts in our family,and I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.Our business stays ours and that is just so nice.

      • Ange says:

        “I use it to keep up with family and friends.” Umm, maybe just call them like a normal person and have an interaction”

        I don’t live anywhere near 99% of all my family and friends. If I wanted to keep up with them all I’d spend half my time on the phone and still wouldn’t be able to see all their awesome photos or activities. Just because some people can’t use social media properly doesn’t mean the rest of us aren’t enjoying the benefits. So sanctimonious…

  5. SK says:

    I wouldn’t be happy about anything except a polite thanks but no thanks type thing. Friendly with fans is fine, as long as there’s some clear and respectful distance.

  6. maryann says:

    I consider it a betrayal

    Asking people out, flirting online is a betrayal and cheating in my eyes

  7. Suzieq359 says:

    Let’s be real. These two are not a couple. There was an interview with them last year and he didn’t know anything about her or couldn’t even name her dog and this was after Stormi was born. How does he not know her dog’s name? I still maintain Stormi is the bodyguard’s kid. Travis, like Tristan, became associated with the family to elevate his celebrity status and both men were successful in doing just that.

    • Mego says:

      Yes it could all be a sham with manufactured drama – very likely in fact with this family.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Seriously. This family and their obsession with instant monogamy, laying claim to emotionally underdeveloped young men and fabricating drama…does the world’s newset billionare really have time for this?

    • Mox says:

      I don’t know what the bodyguard looks like so I can’t speak on that, but I don’t think they’re together either. They find guys (and girls) to be part of their brand, make them sign NDAs and if they even so much step out of line, they crucify them. Maybe they had a baby together, maybe they didn’t. They don’t seem together to me, just together-adjacenct out of convenience.

    • Lynnie says:

      I think Stormi is actually Tyga’s tbh! But yeah no what those two have is a situationship for sureeeee

  8. Zwella Ingrid says:

    Precursor to cheating.

  9. Msss says:

    Doesn’t have to be physical to be cheating. If there are plans to meet up, yes no brained. If it were sexting/photo exchange, probably yes. If it were an ex or someone he could feasibly see, absolutely. If it were just emotional – like say you found DMs where your partner were confiding intimate things about themselves, your relationship, etc – cheating adjacent. If they were telling this person they liked/loved them or anything like that, yes, totally

  10. Mego says:

    It all comes down to what is agreed upon by the couple. What is considered cheating varies widely so couples need to communicate re boundaries in their relationship. For me and my relationship, flirty message with other women would cross a boundary. Maybe not cheating but a no no. Early in my marriage I uncovered a flirty text convo between my husband and an online acquaintence and I was extremely pissed at him. He thought it was harmless banter so we needed to work it out.

  11. EK says:

    It’s all about the intent. Being friendly with a fan is completely different than flirting, and I would say flirting of any kind, be it in person or dm would feel like cheating to me. My husband and I both had ex’s try to contact us when we first started dating and I think the best way to handle it is simply don’t respond. That way nothing can be misconstrued or misinterpreted.

  12. Ana says:

    I have always felt in relationships that if you don’t want me to do something, then you shouldn’t do it! So if you’d have a problem with me flirting, even on insta, then don’t do it yourself! That being said, social media is tricky, and I’m relieved I have no business in the public eye, because I’d lose my shit.

  13. meh says:

    if we are a couple that have A CHILD together and you’re DM-flirting? Thats emotional cheating and that will be your ass.

  14. Adrien says:

    This woman is very successful and attractive enough but she has very low self esteem.

    • TeresaM says:

      Kylie might be worlds youngest self-made billionare or whatever – but it shows loud and clear that she lacks education, doesn’t read and has basically no clue or selfawareness about the privileges she has. What good does she do with her money, power and influence? I mean has she really used her platform to improve something? (Long lasting lipstick doesn’t count).
      Yes, we can all be crazy about some dude sometimes and drum up drama from nothing, but these “He cheats on me on Instagram” public fights seem really stupid to say the least.
      They have a child together – maybe concentrate on being better parents so the kid won’t grow up being the same kind of shallow person?

  15. Svea says:

    Travis needed an excuse to cancel his MSG concert. My guess ticket sales were embarassing for him. Gotta protect the brand.

    • Suz says:

      The concert he canceled was in Buffalo, not NYC. It’s a 20,000 seat arena (I live in Bflo). Not sure how ticket sales went though.

  16. Originaltessa says:

    Are they filming right now? All of this feels like content for the show.

  17. styla says:

    It’s cheating. No one just talks to someone in that situation just to find out what their favourite colour is. Is it the same as having a side piece? No but it’s definitely indicative of a problem and it destroys trust… and if trust is destroyed… that’s called betrayal. And if your relationship takes a hit like that then yes you need to reconsider exactly what you two are even doing together and how you are going forward.

  18. Cee says:

    I would be pissed, but I’m jealous.

  19. Librakitty says:

    General rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t do it/say to another person it in front of your partner, then you shouldn’t be doing/saying it at all.

  20. Pandy says:

    I’m convinced these two will go the distance. He calls her wifey! There you go. (rolls eyes)

  21. Mylene says:

    He will cheat on her for real before the end of the years.

  22. jwoolman says:

    Does DM mean Direct Message? If so, aren’t those private? How did Kylie see them, then? Or is she following her sister Kim’s habit of hacking into other people’s phones? (yes, that was an episode in the early days).

    Maybe Travis should have a few trust issues himself.