Pusha says the cover represents "organized chaos" and fits with the album's vibe, but that West also told him to change the album artwork at the last minute because "he wasn't feeling it".
1 am, my phone rings. I said, 'Hey, I don't want to pay for that. He added that Kanye even picked the photographer who snapped the original album art, but as we've all learned to become familiar with of 'Ye's temparment, he suddenly changed his mind. "Picked the picture, great, we look, boom, boom, boom, it's good". "[But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it", he laughed.
The image West bought the rights to was secretly taken in Houston's Atlanta mansion in 2006 after an alleged drug binge.
On Thursday, a day before its release, Kim Kardashian's husband - who produced the new LP - shared the image on Twitter. And apparently, he chose the album cover too. "The energy of the album is a bit chaotic, but it's all in place", he explained to Entertainment Weekly. "Looking at that cover, I'm sure whoever frequents that bathroom or area knew whatever they wanted to find and knew where it was", Pusha T said.
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Whitney was found dead in the bathroom of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room in 2012 aged 48.
He went on to reveal that Kanye admitted to spending $85K to use the image.
HuffPost has reached out to Houston's estate for a comment, as it's unclear whether West paid the National Enquirer or a family member to license the photo.
Kanye West made a decision to pay $85K for a photo. "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.