Professional troll Kanye West has found an even more effective way to enrage black people (nay, all sane people) than saying slavery was a choice. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kanye’s disrespecting Whitney Houston by using an old tabloid picture of her drug-strewn mess of a bathroom taken without her knowledge as album cover art for Pusha T. If ghosts are real, Nippy’s coming for you and she’s bringing Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman with her to Fuck. Your. Shit. Up!
Kanye produced Pusha T’s album Daytona. It’s the first album produced at Kanye’s studio Wyoming.
West is producing Daytona, Pusha T’s upcoming album, and on Thursday he tweeted the cover art, revealing that it is a bleak photograph of the late singer Whitney Houston’s bathroom covered in drug paraphernalia. The photo was taken secretly by one of Houston’s family members in 2006 and ran in the National Enquirer the same year, as Houston struggled with drug addiction.
album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw pic.twitter.com/M1UPvax5fa
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 24, 2018
Apparently, this “art” was a last minute decision. There was originally a different cover, but Kanye’s tin-foil hat got to itching and so he made a call.
“He changed my artwork last night at 1 a.m. He wasn’t feeling it,” Pusha T told radio host Angie Martinez. “[Originally], the artwork — it was pictures that we all agreed on.” He also said West told him the photo had cost him $85,000. I love it, I actually do love it,” Pusha T said. “[But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it.”
No money, no problem! Kanye’s loaded so he bought the rights himself.
Though West purportedly paid $85,000 to license the photo, it’s unclear whether he paid the National Enquirer or Houston’s sister-in-law Tina Brown, sister to Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown.
Nobody tells Kanye “no, that’s a terrible idea”. Pusha T signed off on it saying that the picture “definitely does match the energy of my album” but under his breath he probably added a defeated “shit”. But I’m not in Kanye’s pockets so Kanye, if you reading this: FUCK NO, THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA. May the wrath of your ancestors come down on you so hard that 20 years from now, some upstart rapper uses a tabloid picture of your busted ass R.V. filled with jars of your own urine and MAGA scrawled backwards in KKW lipstick all over the walls, for their shitty album cover.