Travis McCoy in Binghamton, New York.
|Birth name||Travis Lazarus McCoy|
|Born||August 6, 1981
|Origin||Geneva, New York|
|Genres||Alternative Hip-Hop, Rapcore, Indie Rock, Hip-Hop|
|Occupations||Singer, Rapper, Songwriter|
|Labels||Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen/Nappy Boy Entertainment|
|Associated acts||Gym Class Heroes, Tyga, Bernie Allen, Tequila Mockingbird, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy, T-Pain,
Cassie Davis, Bring Me The Horizon
McCoy was arrested on July 1, 2008 after hitting a man on the head with his microphone. The man had been in the crowd at a concert in St. Louis when he called McCoy a "fucking ignorant nigger." McCoy calmly asked the man, "What did you just call me?" As security was removing the man from the venue, McCoy brought the man on stage to call him out in front of the crowd. In a statement, McCoy's publicist said that the man hit McCoy in his knee, which was in a brace after he had suffered a recent strain.
McCoy is featured in several music videos for Fall Out Boy. He appears as a vampire in "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More 'Touch Me'", and a dancer in their videos for "Dance, Dance" and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" (also singing in the remix.)
He also rapped a verse on the song "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" video, for the film Snakes on a Plane, alongside Gabe Saporta (of Cobra Starship), William Beckett (The Academy Is...), and Maja Ivarsson (The Sounds). He also sings vocals for Cobra Starship's album ¡Viva La Cobra! in the track "Kiss My Sass". He appears as an onlooker in a crowd in Styles P's video "Daddy Gotta Get That Cash". McCoy collaborated with R&B singer Kelly Rowland in the track called "Daylight", a single from the re-release of her album Ms. Kelly. The video premiered on Vivement Dimanche in France on January 6, 2008. McCoy is also featured on Pink's song "This Is How It Goes Down" from the bonus track version of Pink's album Funhouse.
McCoy, Lil Wayne, & Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy made appearances in the video for McCoy's cousin Tyga's single, "Coconut Juice." McCoy also raps a verse in the song. He made an appearance on rapper Omen's album Be the Judge on the song "Overdose on Life", featuring Drake and Mickey Factz. McCoy makes a cameo in DJ Khaled's video for "Out Here Grindin". He recently collaborated on Australian pop singer Cassie Davis's new single "Differently".
McCoy dated singer Katy Perry, who appeared as his girlfriend in the "Cupid's Chokehold" video and toured along with his band on the Warped Tour, on and off for several years. He had given a promise ring to Perry, and when asked if this was rehearsal for an actual proposal, McCoy shrugged with a grin. The two broke up in December 2008. They began dating again in April 2009. However, they broke up a few months later, and Perry started dating and is due to marry Russell Brand. He was also the subject of Perry's hit "Hot n Cold".
The album is expected June 8, 2010. The first single from the forthcoming album is "Billionaire" (featuring Bruno Mars), and was released on March 8, 2010. Another single called "The Manual" featuring T-Pain was also released in March and will have a music video.