Look out, world. Kanye West has been wronged again. And as you can imagine, he’s really surly about it. According to E!Online, West took to his Twitter to announce to fans and readers in need of a chuckle that, allegedly, Walmart had banned the album cover for his latest contribution Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The red album cover showcases two figures (the female figure is a phoenix, according to West) reclining on each other, both nude, both with rather eerie toothy grimaces on their faces.
“Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!,” West wrote. “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.”
While the comments on the photo were varied, it’s probably safe to say that if word about the ban is true, it’s not surprising. But that’s not going to keep Kanye down!
“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.”
Yes, well. . .keep fighting the good fight?
Monica is Engaged!
First a Kardashian, now a musician. R&B singer Monica joined the Lakers wives club when L.A. Laker Shannon Brown proposed after a whirlwind courtship. The songstress made the announcement via Twitter by showing off her massive rock of a ring. Ironically, Brown, 24, starred in Monica’s music video “Love All Over Me” several months ago, playing the man she marries. They started dating soon after.
“We realize people will have their opinions. That’s the way of the world. But we know who we are&who’s we are.We pray 2 an awesome God 2gether. . .So for all my real supporters who are happy for me. I thank u, I love u, & I’m realistic enough about life To know my journey has just begun. I don’t have anything else to say about it.2 people who judge. If u worked on self u wouldn’t even see me.”
Congratulations and best of luck!
Céline Dion Admitted to Hospital
Several weeks before the due date of the Grammy-winning singer’s twins with husband René Angelil, 68, she has been admitted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. According to E!Online, Dion, 42, was admitted in order to prevent an early delivery and it is a standard care practice for this situation.
This admission shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with the struggles Dion has faced lately. The 42-year-old singer announced last November that she had miscarried, after reporting a successful in vitro procedure a few months prior. In May, she announced that her sixth attempt had been successful and she was pregnant with twins.
Take care and best of luck to you and your family, Céline! Won’t be long now!
Brandi Fowler, Kanye West Claims Fantasy Cover “Banned” by Walmart, E!Online
Marianne Garvey, Move Over, Khloé–Monica’s Landed a Laker of Her Own, E!Online
Peter Gicas, Pregnant Céline Dion Hospitalized, E!Online
Brandi Fowler, Céline Dion Pregnant With Twins!, E!Online