It seems that rapper Kanye West’s creativeness and bold choices are sparking controversies once again. Just today, he took to Twitter to reveal the cover art for rapper Pusha T’s new album called DAYTONA, which comes out tomorrow. However, according to reports, it seems that the photo on the cover is actually a real photo of Whitney Houston’s bathroom that is completely covered in drugs. This photo was also published a while ago in the National Enquirer. Because of this, the rapper and Kim Kardashian West’s husband had to pay $85,000 to obtain the license to use this controversial image.
According to Pusha T himself, one night at 1 a.m., Kanye called him to say that they should change the old artwork for his album with a new one that he likes. At that moment, the rapper admitted that he told Kanye that he wasn’t going to pay that much for a new artwork when the old one was completely fine. He also said that he wasn’t going to ask West to pay either, but he insisted. It seems that Kanye had a clear vision in his mind and said that people needed to see that photo when listening to Pusha T’s new album.
Kanye West’s courageous artistic choices spark controversy
album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw pic.twitter.com/M1UPvax5fa
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 24, 2018
Pusha T revealed that indeed, they both love this new bold artwork. However, that he still wouldn’t have paid so much for it if Kanye’s hadn’t either. When asked about what that picture represents, the rapper did not want to talk about it. He either really did not know what it was, or Kanye had forbidden him to talk about it. Pusha T only said that he is going to let Kanye do his thing and speak through his art. Kanye recently thanked everyone for the positive reviews of their work so far.
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