In what came as a surprise to absolutely no one except for Kanye West himself, the hiphop star's new album has been banned from Wal-Mart until he can replace its sexy album cover. The Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy CD will feature a small drawing of what appears to be a madly-grinning black man being mounted by an armless white lady who has wings and a tail, which is an inappropriate dark twisted fantasy, or so Wal-Mart would have us believe.
West begs to differ:
"Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!! Ima tweet in a few…
"Banned in the USA!!! They don't want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!
"In the 70s album covers had actual nudity…It's so funny that people forget that…Everything has been so commercialized now. I know that cover just blew yall minds…I wish yall could see how hard I'm smiling right now!!!
"In all honesty…I really don't be thinking about Walmart when I make my music or album covers #kanyeshrug! I wanna sell albums but not at the expense of my true creativity." [Kanye West's Twitter, via E! Online]
What do you mean, "in the 70s," dude? Haven't you seen the original Is This It album cover? Oh, right… that was banned in America too.