We’re creeping up to the release of Travis Scott‘s ‘Astroworld,’ but it looks like there’s a snag in the order of the album cover.
From the “Night” cover, the model, Amanda Lepore has been removed/photoshopped out, and she’s curious as to why.
When she questioned the photo and posted it to her Instagram, David LaChapelle responded (quoted by XXL):
“It was great being part of @david_lachapelle s incredible photograph of @travisscott s albulm cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture @travisscott posted.” To which LaChapelle responded, “because you were a bad bad girl lol it’s not for any other reason.”
LaChapelle won’t exactly address the reasoning, saying on Instagram “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,” but many are leaning towards a potential Transphobia.
Lepore went on to say in the caption of hers that she was “too distracting for the eyes.”
Travis Scott has yet to respond to the change.
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