Kanye West Paid $85G To Use Whitney Houston’s Drug Filled Bathroom Image For Pusha T’s Album Cover

Posted May 24, 2018

In his latest outrageous move, Kanye West has gone to the low of the lows and has left us utterly disgusted.

The rapper has reportedly paid an outrageous $85,000 for the rights to use the 2006 image of Whitney Houston‘s drug filled bathroom, as the cover artwork for his artist, Pusha T‘s new album which arrives on Friday.

via NYDN:

Rapper Pusha T is set to release his third album Friday, and — thanks to his producer Kanye West — the record’s cover art may look familiar.

Pusha revealed Thursday that the image gracing the cover of “Daytona” is a lightly edited snapshot of Whitney Houston’s drug-filled bathroom in her Atlanta home.

The photo, which was originally published in 2006, features Houston’s bathroom in disarray, with cigarettes, beer cans, spoons with white powder and crack pipes strewn about.

Pusha revealed that the polarizing image wasn’t always the plan; in fact, the new cover didn’t come to fruition until 1 a.m. Thursday, when West was struck by some late-night inspiration.

“(West) definitely makes me nervous, he makes me so nervous. He changed my artwork last night at 1 a.m. ’cause he wasn’t feeling it,” Pusha told Power 105.1 radio host Angie Martinez.

The rapper explained that he and his team had already agreed on a series of pictures when West suggested going in a different direction — to the tune of $85,000.

“I said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to pay for that,'” Pusha recalled. “(West said) ‘No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music. I’mma pay for that.'”

With West fronting the 85 grand to license the photo, Pusha agreed to the eleventh-hour switch-up.

“I actually do love it, it’s dope. I absolutely did not want to pay for it,” he said. “It’s a picture. I’m not really too, too, too entrenched in the art world like that, so I’m just going to let him do his thing.”

Kanye took to social media to tweet about how proud he is of the project while sharing the artwork.

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