No stranger to controvery, rapper Kanye West has now had his latest album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, banned from stores due to it’s artwork.
Naturally, West took to his Twitter page to announce to the world the travesty of places like Wal-Mart banning the cover which shows a painting of West in a lewd sexual position with a female Phoenix.
Via Entertainment Weekly:
“Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix… In the 70s album covers had actual nudity… It’s so funny that people forget that… Everything has been so commercialized now… So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings.”
The only issue? According to several source, no one has actually banned the artwork. In fact, Def Jam, West’s label, strongly urged him to change the picture but told him that if he did not, the label would stand behind his decision to keep it.
What? Kanye trying to drum up free publicity before the release of his album? That’s SO not a Kanye thing to do.
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