Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic

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In the midst of the rollout, label head Kanye West has been all over the news, particularly due to his political views, something Push commented on earlier this week on The Angie Martinez Show.

Although Pusha T was content with the original cover, Kanye was insistent on Houston's image, and offered to pay the licensing fee.

On Thursday, West celebrated the impending the release of the album, writing that he's "really proud of what we put together". "[But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it". We picked what we picked. "He wasn't feeling it", he said, adding that West told him that the photo had cost him $85,000. So, there's nothing I even want to hear in regards to [Trump]-a point of view, anything.

Last month amid his epic Twitter spree the rapper revealed he wanted to use a photo of the doctor who operated on his late mother Donda shortly before she passed away in 2007, for the cover of his upcoming solo album.

Many Houston fans have taken to social media to cry foul over the image of the bathroom of the late pop singer who struggled with drug addiction for years and was found dead in a hotel room bathroom in 2012.

Kanye West is again sparking controversy, this time for the cover art for "Daytona", an album he produced for rapper, Pusha T.

Kanye West reportedly dropped $85K on photos of Whitney Houston's drug-covered bathroom for an album cover
Kanye West Paid $85K to Put Whitney Houston's Controversial Bathroom Photo on Pusha T's Album

Daytona is scheduled to drop Friday and will mark the first album release out of West's Wyoming studio, where he's also working on his own album.

Steadfast on changing Pusha's album cover, West offered a pricier alternative.

Houston, 48, died February 11, 2012, in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she was staying for the Grammy Awards.

He went on to reveal that Kanye admitted to spending $85K to use the image.

I did not study politics in college, but I did grow up in D.C., so I am just as qualified as any political operative you'd see on MSNBC at like, 2 p.m.

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