Kanye West’s New Album Cover Banned From Wal-Mart

October 18, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment
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Can’t this guy catch a break? First Kanye West had Taylor Swift belting out a really terrible tune about how he’s this immature 30 year old man-child, now evil corporations aren’t digging his bohemian style.

It seems that Wal-Mart, super conservative in every way but their relentless takeover of mom and pop America, has banned Mr. West’s album cover.

What the hairy monkey, Wal-Mart?

According to PopCrunch.com:

The cover of Kanye West’s new album — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy — which features a nude, werewolf-like Kane “chilling on the couch” while a bare-bosomed female “phoenix” straddles his lap, has been banned from the supersized American retailer.

This is bad news for Kanye fans that shop at Wal-Mart, but great news for the artist who created this monster -  George Condo, who will no doubt rocket into stardom for his racy illustration. He also designed the cover art for Kanye’s single “Power.”

Kanye tweeted some pretty funny rants about the Wal-Mart diss.

“They banned my album cover…They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix.

and

“I know that cover just blew y’all minds … I wish ya’ll could see how hard I’m smiling right now!!! In the 70s album covers had actual nudity. It’s so funny that people forget that. Everything has been so commercialized now.”

To put it succinctly, he later tweeted:

“In all honesty. I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers.”

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy premieres Nov. 22. Just go get it at Target.

 


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