Kanye West Spent $85000 On Infamous Whitney Houston Photo For Album Cover

Pusha T'Daytona Album Listening Party

West, who produced the new album, shared the photo with his followers announcing: "album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw".

Taking to Twitter one person said: "The Pusha T album cover is unacceptable, if it's Whitney Houston's photo". "Picked the picture, great, we look, boom, boom, boom, it's good".

But after West grew disillusioned with the cover of "Daytona", he instead opted to use the 2006 photo - which sees various drugs strewn across the bathroom and spray-painted figures on the walls.

The picture was secretly taken by Houston's family member as the deceased singer struggled with drug addiction. "I like this other artwork.' Now this other artwork is 85 grand", Pusha T explained on The Angie Martinez Show earlier this week when recalling the decision.

This isn't the first time Yeezy has been doing some free thinking doing album artwork.

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The hip-hop icon has hit up social media to salute Pusha T's newly released solo effort. It's here, it's ready.' He said 'No, this what people need to see to go with this music. "'I'm going to pay for that'". The picture came with a $85,000 licensing fee, which Pusha did not want to pay, so Kanye personally covered the cost himself. "To me, the prison reform thing is so dear and near to me, right? I'm cool. We're at a loss already". I said "Hey, I don't want to pay for that and I wasn't even going to ask you to pay for that".

Whitney was found dead in the bathroom of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room in 2012 aged 48. The official coroner's report said she drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine as contributing factors. "That album cover is flawless for his lyrical content".

The image that West shared is slightly different than the original photo.

"I love it, I actually do love it".

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