There was a time when a rapper putting a transgender woman in his album artwork would have led to a lot of inappropriate remarks from people who didn't have shit else to do than sit around making fun of people on the Internets. Fortunately, many of those people have since been reduced to working manual labor jobs, where they belong. Some of them are dead.
The other day, there was a minor controversy in which a transgender model, Amanda Lepore, was airbrushed from the elaborate, gay-looking cover for Travis Scott's new album Astroworld—which, incidentally, sounds like the name of a store that carries every brand of lube you can possibly buy. It looked like maybe "Scott" had Lepore removed on purpose, lest Bol found out, but in a statement posted on Instagram he assured the world that he loves transgender women and that Lepore is featured elsewhere in the album art.
The thing is, who even sees the inside of a CD booklet in 2018. Do we know for a fact that an Astroworld CD even exists? Also, I wonder how Lepore ended up on the cover in the first place, and what the conversation was like when he told the artist to get rid of her. If only it had been filmed for some boring J. Cole-style documentary.