Kanye West’s banned album cover was all a publicity stunt

January 12, 2011 0

kanye-west-banned-cover-450x4501 Kanye West’s banned album cover was all a publicity stunt Kanye must be taking some Marketing 101 classes. First lesson? Controversy = publicity. In this recent interview with the New Yorker, artist George Condo reveals the art he created for Kanye was purposely done to be banned.

A couple of weeks before my first visit to Condo’s studio, Kanye West, the rapper, asked him to do a painting for the cover of his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. West said that he had seen paintings by Condo, and wanted to collaborate with him. According to Condo, he also said that he was looking for “something that will be banned.”

For those who don’t remember, Kanye ranted on Twitter that his album cover was banned by WalMart. The super store then responded back that they did no such thing. Now we know the truth. Check the full interview over here.

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