Travis Scott and Young Thug Perform “Pick Up the Phone” at 2018 Rolling Loud Bay Area
La Flame took over the Dryp Stage at 8:30 p.m. last night (Sept. 16) and performed a slew of cuts from Astroworld and his other highly-praised projects. Though he rapped "Sicko Mode" sans Drake and "Skeletons" for the first time, the best moment of the night came when Young Thug hit the stage to perform their 2016 joint cut, "Pick Up the Phone," which appears on his project Jeffrey. The stage was overtaken by neon lights as Young Thug went a cappella near the end of the set as he performed the track's bridge—the album version is assisted by Quavo.
The show marks Young Thug's first public appearance since being bonded out of jail last Thursday (Sept. 13). The Atlanta native was apprehended after turning himself in on several felony charges that stem from a September 2017 arrest in Georgia's DeKalb County.
"Pick Up the Phone" also appears on Travis Scott's 2016 LP, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, an album the rapper believes he should have won a Grammy for. In one interview from earlier this year, the Houston rager shared how much he wants his music to be consumed by everyone, telling Billboard, “I worked so hard on Rodeo and Birds. It might not have been recognized by the masses, but my fans always went hard. This year I’m on a mission to be heard.”
The rapper's Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour kicks off this Saturday (Sept. 22) with Sheck Wes, Trippie Redd and Gunna, who he also brought out Sunday evening to perform his verse on "Yosemite."
Watch Travis Scott and Young Thug perform "Pick Up the Phone" below.
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