According to a report from TMZ, Travis Scott eliminated a transgender model from the night version of his album, Astroworld, and even though Amanda Lepore is totally cool with it, some of her fans have been more outspoken in their criticism.
When Amanda spoke with TMZ, she said that she was merely too beautiful to make it on to Travis’ record. She said she couldn’t “help it” and was “too distracting for the eyes.”
Lepore added that she merely “upstaged” all of the other models on the cover. Either way, the model said she “loves David LaChappelle and Travis Scott.”
LaChappelle made a similar comment on the matter, stating that she upstaged everyone and that she knows Travis personally, and that it was no big deal. The artist explained that her omission from the album cover had nothing to do with hate or transphobia.
It was great being part of @david_lachapelle s incredible photograph of @travisscott s albulm cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture @travisscott posted ?❤️? #amandalepore #glamourgirl A girl can’t help it❗️Too distracting for the eyes ❗️Upstaged everyone in the photograph ❗️Oh well……….. I love @david_lachapelle and @travisscott ❗️Love and kisses ?❤️?
However, because of the fact that neither party explained why they removed the model from the cover, some people have taken to social media and gossip sites to figure out the reason.
Naturally, some users claimed it could’ve been due to bigotry, however, most were relatively understanding. After all, if Amanda was ok with it, that means her fans should probably be fine with it too.
Interestingly, Amanda has somewhat of a history with famous rappers, including Kanye West. In her book, the 50-year-old model claimed to have had an affair with a married musician, leading some to believe that it could’ve been Kanye West.
Her book, Doll Parts, released in April 2017, included a passage where she stated that his wife had a similar body type to hers.
A representative who spoke with The Daily Mail, said the chance of it being Kanye was practically non-existent. The person told the New York Post, “that’s not even within the realm of possibility.”