By: Shirley Ju @shirju
(AllHipHop News) Travis Scott is on a high with the release of his third studio album Astroworld, home to standout track “Sicko Mode” featuring Drake.
However, the LGBT community was not happy when they found out iconic transgender model Amanda Lepore was cut from the original version.
Well-known photographer Dave LaChapelle initially shared the Astroworld cover art to his own IG page, revealing Lepore was indeed in the shot.
La Flame is quick to respond.
Sharing to his 10.4 million followers on Instagram, the Houston rapper directly addresses the backlash with the caption, “EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ASTROWORLD !”
Travis wrote, “This very important for me to speak about: Growing up I've been taught to accept everyone, not to cast people away but bring them in your home! I have nothing but respect for the LGBTQ community. I want to use my voice to make it clear that everyone on this planet is as equal and fu##ing awesome to the next. Me and LaChappelle set out to create images that I grew up watching him create for years that inspire me today."