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Kanye West’s New Album Cover Banned

The revolution will not be televised, but it might be tweeted. Earlier this evening (October 17), Kanye West announced via his Twitter account that the powers that be did not approve the proposed album cover for My Beautiful Twisted Fantasy. Around 5pm he tweeted, “Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!! Ima tweet it in a few…”

True to his word, Kanye released a twitpic of the controversial cover, which features an all red backdrop with a distorted portrait of a nude Black male being straddled in a sexual position by a naked angel-like White female dead center. [see below] “Banned in the USA!!!,” Kanye tweeted. “They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!”

He explained further in a later tweet, that, “in the 70s album covers had actual nudity… It’s so funny that people forget that… Everything has been so commercialized now.” —Anslem Samuel

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