Travis Scott Faces Accusations Of Being Transphobic Over 'AstroWorld' Cover Art

Members of the LGBT community want answers about a trans model getting scrubbed from the photo.

(AllHipHop News) Houston's Travis Scott finally let loose his third studio album AstroWorld, but the release didn't come without some negative reactions. It wasn't the music that caught the initial criticism. Scott is facing accusations of being transphobic.

Transgender model Amanda Lepore reportedly appeared on a version of the album cover. However, the artwork posted to Scott's Instagram page did not feature Lepore.

"It was great being part of [David LaChapelle's] incredible photograph of [Travis Scott's album] cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture [Travis Scott] posted," wrote Lepore on IG.

LaChapelle pushed back against the idea that the edit is the result of discrimination. He stated, "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."

Lepore made it clear she has no hard feelings toward LaChapelle. The famed photographer's regular subject returned to Instagram to add, "Love [David LaChapelle] for being the first photographer to use me for massive amounts of successful photo shoots and photographs in museums all over the world. He is a close friend and is definitely not transphobic."

The change in the Astroworld cover art surprised some members of the LGBT community since Travis Scott's girlfriend Kylie Jenner has a parent that is transgender. Kylie's father Bruce Jenner famously transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner.


TMZ reports:

We're told the final version of Travis' "Astroworld" album cover was exactly what he got from artist David LaChapelle ... and it did not include the shot of trans model Amanda Lepore in the area to the left of Scott's mouth.