The Houston rapper has shared a second version of his Astroworld cover art – but, as highlighted by Amanda Lepore herself, the transgender icon has been edited out.
Over the past couple of days, Travis Scott has been revealing details of his elusive third album Astroworld. Confirming that it’s set to land on Friday (3 August), he’s followed up with two versions of cover art by photographer by David LaChappelle. However, as pointed out by Amanda Lepore, the version Scott has shared doesn’t match up with LaChapelle’s post on Instagram. While LaChappelle’s artwork features Lepore, Scott’s post doesn’t include her in the frame.
The polymathic singer, performance artist and model has taken to Instagram to say, “It was great being part of David LaChappelle’s incredible photograph of Travis Scott’s album cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture.” [sic]
A Twitter user has also noticed the difference, saying, “The original picture photographed by David Lachapelle featured the transgender legend Amanda Lepore but when Travis got a hold to it.. he had her edited out and literally nothing else.. is this… transphobia?” View the two versions below.
Last weekend, a golden statue of Travis Scott’s head appeared in Los Angeles. Since, they’ve also been spotted in Houston and New York. Most recently, Lepore performed at Susanne Bartschland’s On Top party at New York’s Le Bain.
sooo for Travis Scott’s new album cover.. the original picture photographed by David Lachapelle featured the transgender legend Amanda Lepore but when Travis got a hold to it.. he had her edited out and literally nothing else.. is this… transphobia? pic.twitter.com/M9COvG8GFD
— DIOHA THE ORACLE (@umcornell) August 1, 2018