10 Alternates Covers for Kanye West’s Album

Last night (October 21) Kanye West revealed the second of his reported five album covers for his upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Following the first cover, which was the illustrated ballerina linked to his “Runaway” single, and the leak of his “banned” cover, which features a demonized nude man being straddled by a naked phoenix, we had no idea what to expect for the following images. As expected, Kanye went maverick and revealed Olive Oyl from the old Popeye cartoons—complete with a mustache—as the next cover girl. Despite the creative curveball, the XXL staff thinks we have an inside track on Kanye’s thought process and came up with 10 possible covers that could be next. Some are dark, some are twisted, but they’re all beautiful in their own way. At least that what we think. #KanyeShrug. —Anslem Samuel


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  • eesco

    gangsta papa smurf = EPIC!!!!!!!

    • Hey

      Thats just not epic man.. It’s just not

  • http://myspace.com/dizzywright Dizzy d flashy fan

    Dizzy D Flashy should be on the 2011 XXL freshman his lyrics changed my life please dont over look him.

  • LdNSe15

    Bring back the teddy bear..make him seat at a desk looking frustraded and getting drunk to escape reality and you’ve got yourself a cover!

  • canadafan

    the teddy bear is kanyes trademark . number six looks like kat stacks real talk

    • Slick vic

      it is kat stacks dumbass

  • nunya

    Its all unoriginal work with the exception of his own photo. #6 is Kat Stacks. Kanye is being a fuck head about his album cover. He-Man? Smurfs? Cobra Commander? cool…whatever.

    • Anonymous

      ummm these arent his ideas

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    Perhaps ‘Ye has outgrown the mascot, real talk…

    Anslem these are hilarious yo.

    • http://nwso.net Anslem

      Thanx sir. Much appreciated. Took me long enough to make. ha!

      But this ish could have gone on forever. lol

    • nicholasdelorejo

      When Kanye was using the teddy bear mascot, I think he was in the same position as B.o.B, Drake, and Kid Cudi: Mainstream media loved them because they were deemed safe, friendly, and innocent rappers as opposed to the other “ghetto”, “gangsta” comterparts in rap. But after that VMA fiasco, Kanye lost the percieved innocence the mascot represented. So I think Kanye is now left to retire his conscious-backpacker style divulge further in the alternative and unorthidox form of rap whether it may be ground breaking or career suicide. He knows now that he can never reclaim the fames he lost and must either remind the fans he has left of why they love him and make the people who hate him either hate even him more or envy him.

  • John Cochran

    What other artists got people in a frenzy over an album cover. Kanye is a genious. He more than likely never was going to use that first one. I think the cover should be some sick shit like the power video.

  • sisav55

    His shit is hot again
    but why he go back to college dropout, that was blazin’ hot in 04′
    his first 3 covers were phenominal, that bear image of kanye died out

  • Anonymous

    im sorry but this is the stupidest article ever on xxlmag.com

    • http://nwso.net Anslem

      Thanx. I really tried to achieve the level of anything ending in the suffix -est. Was hoping for “bestest” but I’ll settle for stupidest—plus I got “ever” added. I really outdid myself on this one.


  • http://xxlmag.com Adam

    Ans, this is the bestest. Especially Kat Stacks.

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    He-man? lol!

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    The Kenny West cover makes the most sense.

  • GIFT

    I voted for the gangsta Papa Smurf, but now that i think about it, that thriller cover would actually work well with that album title.

  • Max

    HE MAN!

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  • BeerGangsta

    Heffer gets what she deserve!! Who gives a fuck about this honkey bitch!! Bitch don’t make music or movies. Heffer is a nobody with a fat stanking azz!! BeerGangsta put them in trash and throw them heffers away. Let the next fucker get them lol!!

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  • Dat Nigga

    She came here Illegally, I quote ludacris “once a hoe always” because of her actions, the Government took notice to her, Most illegals stay under the radar, she must have 4got shes a border hopper. She bragged about rappers giving her money for sex, wouldnt supprise me if she bragged about new orleans rappers paying her, and thats how they got her on prositution.

  • Really now.

    This article is absolute crap. For anyone who remember when Andera was detained she was STILL going by the name katstacks. Her reckless underage drinking, and promoting clubs and flying around with a FAKE id was what caused her to get detained. Ultimately, if it was not for the gun charge she has from when she was younger she would probably be out on bond right now, awaiting trial. If your going to report, report the facts.. it seems as though your trying to get people to feel bad for this bottle rat.

  • ruthangelina

    thank God for His love- where there is hatred, His love increases. He is near to those broken in spirit, father to the fatherless. If you have yet to seek this man we call Jesus, I urge you, give Him a try- what have you got to loose?