The cover for Travis Scott‘s Astroworld album (out this Friday) was just unveiled by Scott and photographer David LaChapelle.
LaChapelle’s version has transgender icon Amanda Lepore posing and Scott’s post of the artwork omits her. WTF? That’s what social media is wondering..?
Amanda weighed in on both posts, as well as members of the LGBTQ community.
“This is great but there’s one thing missing… I’m curious why I’m not in the picture @travisscott posted.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 winner Aquaria, who is pals with Amanda from the NY club circuit, also wondered why Scott removed Lepore from his version.
“The mysterious case of the disappearing Amanda…. hmmm.”
Others have expressed their shock at this. But I’m even more perplexed because LaChapelle is notoriously controlling about his photo retouching, so Scott didn’t just Photoshop Amanda out, did he?
There is a second album cover too (below) but so far, no one is fessing up about what happened to Amanda… stay tuned. I have a feeling this ain’t ova….
— Aquaria (@aquariaofficial) August 1, 2018