W Magazine Scraps Travis Scott Story for Web but Cover Already Printed

W Magazine Scraps Travis Scott Story for Web but Cover Already Printed

The cover has been shot, but editors don’t want it to be released, Page Six reports

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W Magazine shot a cover with Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner before the Astroworld tragedy and won’t be running the content online, according to Page Six. The print edition, however, is another story.

“W editors have cleared any planned coverage of Travis and Kylie from their website, but the magazine was already printed, and now they are trying to stop the delivery trucks,” a source told the outlet, adding that featuring Scott and Jenner on the cover would be “inappropriate.” (Jenner is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.)

A representative for W’s operating partner, Bustle Digital Group, did not immediately return a request to TheWrap for comment.

Scott’s Houston music festival earlier this month saw a crowd surge that has left 10 people dead. Hundreds more were injured. A lawyer for Scott admitted Friday there was a “systemic breakdown” at the deadly Astroworld Festival and said the rapper was unaware the concert had been declared a mass casualty incident while he was onstage performing. In the aftermath of the event, Scott has been criticized for continuing to perform while ambulances attempted to move through the crowd. Videos from social media show concertgoers trying in vain to get the attention of performers or organizers and shut down the show.

Beyond the W cover, Scott’s deals with other brands have also taken a hit in recent days. Nike postponed a sneaker collaboration with the rapper this week and Scott will no longer perform at the Day N Vegas festival this upcoming Saturday.

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