Transgender Model Defends Travis Scott's Snub

A transgender model is not sweating the fact that she was cut from Travis Scott's album cover.

(AllHipHop News) Transgender icon Amanda Lepore has come to the defense of rapper Travis Scott after she was cut from his new album cover.

The "Goosebumps" hitmaker has been hammered for removing Lepore from an image shot by famous photographer David LaChapelle for his forthcoming album, Astroworld, which is released on Friday.

But she insists there are no hard feelings because she understands the edit was just a matter of attractiveness and artistic integrity.

"A girl can't help it! I'm too distracting for the eyes! I upstaged everyone in the photograph!" she told TMZ, stating she is still a fan of both LaChappelle and the rapper.

Lepore went on to insist her axed appearance on the Astroworld cover had "nothing to do with hating," as transgender activists line up to attack Scott.

Photographer LaChapelle, who has used Amanda as his muse since the 1990s, has confirmed her take on the album art edit, in comments beneath an Instagram post.

Travis, the father of Kylie Jenner's baby daughter Stormi, and his representatives have yet to respond to the transphobia accusations.