Travie McCoy

by ethnic on November 15, 2011

Birth Name: Travis Lazarus McCoy

Place of Birth: Geneva, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 6, 1981

*Afro-Haitian (father)
*Irish, Native American (mother)

Travis McCoy is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is co-founder and lead singer of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes.

Spin Magazine wrote that Travie’s father is Haitian, and his mother has Irish and Native American ancestry.

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Kimmel May 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm

He’s mixed-race.

andrew May 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

This guy is quite annoying. Native American? lol.

madman May 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Birth Name: Travis Lazarus McCoy
Place of Birth: Geneva, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 6, 1981

Travie is the son of Julie A. (Champion) and Homer Lee McCoy.

Travie’s paternal grandfather was Homer Lee McCoy.
Travie’s maternal grandparents were Sandra M. (Larsen) and Ronald J. Champion.

follers May 11, 2016 at 12:25 am

Where did you find his maternal grandparents’ names?

madman May 11, 2016 at 1:51 am

I based it on public records.
I looked up all people listed under “possible relatives” with the surname Champion on other public records, and determined using the birth date if they were most likely siblings or parents.
Although now that I think about it, Larsen might be a remarriage surname. I’m sure it is not common among Irish or Native Americans.

madman August 19, 2016 at 6:46 am

I’m sorry. Looking at the records again, Julie Champion is not Travie’s mother, given she is only 14 years older than him. She might be related, or perhaps married to one of Travie’s relatives.

ihatemostpeople February 25, 2014 at 4:35 am

He looks Puerto Rican to me.

neiltennant June 10, 2013 at 2:10 am

looks like Slash meets Lenny Kravitz

on wikipedia there is written that he is only of italian and irish descent


since when irish or italians are black ?

andrew June 10, 2013 at 5:31 am

“His father is Haitian and his mother is of Irish ancestry” wiki says

Bobatu April 8, 2012 at 1:34 am

He looks a bit like Slash ;)

wonderful February 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

if hes related to tyga wouldnt tyga be haitian, or native american or irish

BRAZIL February 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

tyga is jamaican and asian

jamaican and haitian are similar

so tygas father could be haitian and jamaican

he has no irish in him – please stop

ihatemostpeople April 14, 2014 at 1:00 am

“Please stop.” — Why the fuck are you so riled up? That person didn’t say anything stupid or wrong. They just thought that Tyga shared similar heritage since they’re cousins. Goddamn, people on here so fucking sensitive and retarded. Get a life, bitches.

Maria December 31, 2011 at 10:15 am

@joanna he is not that bad looking god.And Katy is not that great anyways if you ask me.

joanna December 31, 2011 at 3:45 am

I have no idea what Katy Perry had seen in him (they were in a long term relationship)

me December 31, 2011 at 8:44 am

it was her choice,she is entitled to feel attracted to who she wants

ihatemostpeople February 25, 2014 at 4:34 am

He’s kind of cute.

ihatemostpeople February 25, 2014 at 4:35 am

He looks better than Russell Brand.

janet December 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

i knew he had some black in him!

Liam O'Connel December 31, 2011 at 2:38 am

well that’s kinda obvious by looking at him :p

Amanda December 31, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I know…

BRAZIL February 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm




Md April 8, 2012 at 1:09 am

Lol. Interesting because I always KNEW quite clearly he’s black… Since he’s from new York I assumed his parents were carrivbean immigrants what I didn’t k iw was the “other” in him. I’m surprised you didn’t know he was black that’s usually the obvious

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