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Tavis Scott found himself in the middle of the controversy ahead of the release of his third studio album, Astroworld, after it became clear NYC nightlife icon and model Amanda Lepore was removed from his album artwork. This past Wednesday (Aug.1), both Scott and the artwork’s photographer, David LaChapelle, uploaded the album artwork. However, Amanda was missing from the pic Travis uploaded.
On Saturday (Aug.4), Travis addresses the controversy with a statement via Twitter stating, “EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ASTROWORLD!” According to Billboard, the rapper explained that growing up, he was taught to accept everyone, “not to cast people away but bring them into your home!” Travis then added he has “nothing but respect” for the LGBTQ community, “I want to use my voice to make it clear that everyone on this planet is equal and f***ing awesome to the next.”
Travis also made it clear that Amanda may appear in an accompanying booklet for the album.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ASTROWORLD pic.twitter.com/npNZ53Fzzn
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) August 4, 2018
Written By: Fantasia. H