While Travis Scott should be gearing up for the release of his Astroworld album that's set to be released this Friday, the "Antidote" emcee has been caught in the middle of a social media debate about his album art.
After debuting his album art on social media, fans quickly accused La Flame of being transphobic once they noticed that legendary transmodel Amanda Lepore was missing from the album cover.
When artist David LaChapelle, who posted the original edit to his Instagram, was asked about the difference in the final edit, he shot down claims of Travis being homophobic and simply admitted that Amanda "just upstaged everyone."
Despite the drama unfolding online, Amanda Lepore shared her feelings on being edited out of the highly anticipated album's cover in a statement to TMZ. "A girl can't help it! I'm too distracting for the eyes! I upstaged everyone in the photograph... Oh well ... I love David LaChapelle and Travis Scott! Love and kisses," she said.
Take a look at what social media had to say about the removal of trans icon Amanda Lepore from Travis Scott's album cover below:
Travis Scott had Amanda Lepore edited off of his album cover because he, and most of everyone else (especially men in the music industry) are transphobic and disgusting. Amanda Lepore is the most beautiful woman on earth ™️ fight me— Josie, Yamaxanadu (@josieyama) August 1, 2018
I love Travis Scott and I know he probably did this because of his homophobic/transphobic fan base...he probably realized people would look into it and find Amanda and bring her up...I’m disgusted by him doing this though— ₆⁶₆ 𝖏𝖚𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖓 ₆⁶₆ (@yungpastel) August 1, 2018
I really hate people like this... they want to control freedom of artistic expression now too. The amount of mental gymnastics you must have to do to think travis Scott is transphobic bc of his album cover is mind blowing. This ain’t it Chief. pic.twitter.com/sw34s3gFqq— krishan (@krishanisdead) August 1, 2018
Travis Scott’s album cover is one of the best I’ve personally seen in a while but him being transphobic by removing the legendary Amanda Lepore is disgusting. The good sis Caitlyn Jenner better tell her son in law something before I do because ima hurt his feelings pic.twitter.com/tfg5f9UvDf— d a n n y⚡️ (@ddvidal) August 1, 2018
Nah actually I’m cringing more at the fact people are callin Travis Scott transphobic lmaooooooooo— bvmmy colty (@lilcolty) August 1, 2018
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