Travis Scott Reveals Why Amanda Lepore Was Removed From His Album Cover
The rapper caught heat for removing the transgender icon from the cover of Astroworld.
When Travis Scott dropped his latest album Astroworld on Thursday, it was the talk of social media -- but not for the reasons the rapper was hoping for.
ICYMI; Famed photographer David LaChapelle shot Scott’s album cover, which featured numerous scantily-clad models including transgender icon, Amanda Lepore, seen on the upper left. Posting the shot to his Instagram, Travis soon followed suit.
The only problem was that Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy uploaded an altered version of the artwork -- which edited out Lepore completely and no one else.
Of course, eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice the change in the image, with Lepore herself wondering why the change had occurred.
“It was great being part of @david_lachapelle's incredible photograph of @travisscott s album cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture @travisscott posted,” she captioned the original image on her ‘gram.
“A girl can’t help it❗Too distracting for the eyes ❗Upstaged everyone in the photograph ❗Oh well........... I love @david_lachapelle and @travisscott ❗Love and kisses,” she added.
Lachapelle commented on her photo simply replying, "because you were a bad bad girl lol it's not for any other reason."
He also replied to a fan comment on his own snap, saying, "Everybody wants to explain everything with some phobia or whatever. This is a case of something else she can't seem to control lol. Ain't nothing to do with hating."
Social media soon went into a spin, bombarding the rapper's comment section with accusations him of transphobic.
Travis has since posted a statement across his social media accounts, explaining that the edit was because Lepore “upstaged everyone,” and that Astroworld “is about love and expression, not hate.”