1 am, my phone rings. "I'm really proud of what we put together. 'I'm going to pay for that'". "[But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it". "He picked this photographer, we took these pictures [.] We picked the pictures". Kanye called Pusha T after midnight and told him that the cover art should be a different photo. "I'ma pay for that, '" West allegedly replied.
"I feel like the cover represents an organized chaos", the rapper told Entertainment Weekly on Thursday. The energy of the album is a bit chaotic, but it's all in place.
Taking to Twitter one person said: "The Pusha T album cover is unacceptable, if it's Whitney Houston's photo". It's just a picture that to license it worldwide is 85 grand. It showed drug paraphernalia strewn all over the bathroom counter, revealing the award-winning singer's battle with addiction.
The songstress was found dead in a bathtub at The Beverly Hilton hotel in 2012.
Last month amid his epic Twitter spree the rapper revealed he wanted to use a photo of the doctor who operated on his late mother Donda shortly before she passed away in 2007, for the cover of his upcoming solo album.
Another, David Leon Morgan, tweeted: "The people in charge of Whitney Houston's estate are trash for even considering licensing this".
The pieces feature black and white photos of the Virginia MC on the front and lyrics on the back; all designed by frequent Kanye collaborator Cali Thornhill DeWitt. "I just think that if in fact this conversion to love is genuine on your part ... then it's inappropriate to drag the negativity of the past with it", the doctor wrote in a letter published by The Blast.