The first album cover dropped and naturally it was banned right away by Wal-Mart due to it’s “explicit imagery”. Instead, he’s coming at you with five covers when you purchase the album. He gave the details to MTV News while the red carpet in Los Angeles for the premier of his film for “Runaway”.
“I told [Condo] I wanted a phoenix, and that’s what he came up with,” said West. “And what I love about it is, both me and George express ourselves with our truest vision, not based on what society or culture feels is right, but what’s truly in our heart, and I just know if George was in my class back when I was in kindergarten, and he came up with something like that, I would’ve been envious, like, ‘Man, how did you come up with that character with no arms and the wings, man? That’s cool!’ … And it’s simply like that. I just really love the colors. I thought the colors were just amazing, and the imagery was amazing. I thought it was a cool, awesome cover.”
Act like you’re surprised. I mean, we’re talking about Kanye West. Why wouldn’t he come at you with five album covers?