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Kanye West has been busy. Currently recording in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, West has been making behind the scenes moves for his label, G.O.O.D. Music, and celebrating his fourth wedding anniversary with his wife, Kim Kardashian.

But one of his recent moves has upset Whitney Houston fans. West reportedly paid $85,000 for the infamous photo of Houston’s crack-ridden bathroom, from when she and Bobby Brown lived in Atlanta. He plans to use it as the cover for Virginia rapper Pusha T (formerly of The Clique)’s new EP, Daytona. The news came out during a radio interview Pusha T did with New York radio personality Angie Martinez.

Billboard. com reports:

Pusha goes on to explain how Kanye originally enlisted a photographer to handle the cover art but later had a change of heart. “The [original] artwork was pictures that we all agreed on,” explains Pusha. “He picked this photographer, we took these pictures […] We picked the pictures. Great. We love it. Everything is good.”


Steadfast on changing Pusha’s album cover, West offered a pricier alternative. He cajoled his G.O.O.D. Music cohort into changing the album cover and later paid $85,000 — out of his own pocket — to use a 2006 photo of Whitney Houston’s bathroom, according to Hip-Hop-N-More.  The ominous flick displays drugs scattered all throughout the bathroom and spraypainted figures gracing the desecrated walls. In a 2013 memoir titled Remembering Whitney, Houston’s mom re-enacted the time she walked into her daughter’s bathroom mortified by what she had just seen.

The photo  of Houston’s bathroom originally ran in the National Enquirer.

West also said recently that he would use a photo of Dr. Jan Adams, the man who performed his mother’s plastic surgery. Dr. Donda West, Kanye’s mother, died in 2007 as a result of complications from surgery Adams performed.


Do you think Kanye West needs a mental health evaluation or just a rescue from the sunken place?

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7 thoughts on “Kanye West Pays $85K For Rights To Whitney’s Drug Bathroom Pic

  1. 85,000 for a photo and recently complained that he needed money. A fool and his money will part and he’s that fool.
    It reminded me of relatives who will borrow money saying they’re in need and for a bill and use that money to goto the Bahamas or Disney.
    Like Chris Rock says “I like Black people, but I can’t stand Ni@@ers.

  2. KimYe has lost his f—ing mind!!!!!!!!
    Why would he purchase those morbid photo’s?–
    I see why Whitney Houston’s family and fans are upset by this.

    KimYe is one sick ass puppy!!!!!!!!!!

  3. pac4me on said:

    Come on people – the man obviously needs some sort of intervention. He has been on a roller coaster of down hill every since his beloved mother died (regardless of fault) – She was his moral compass and he loved his mother and continues to grieve for his loss. Instead of these hate comments, let’s pray that he gets the help that he needs and deserves for his babies sake.

  4. Passing Through! on said:

    I couldn’t agree more americanize,

    F koonye! And why he’s mad at the surgeon? Its your mother’s own fault she died. She insisted on checking herself out of the hospital after major surgery against doctor’s wishes. She foolishly left the hospital a few hours after surgery. She was warned there would be pain & risk of infection but like her arrogant son she worried more about the media finding out she had cosmetic surgery (like they were checking for her anyway) than she cared about the danger she was putting her life in. She also had the life saving option of checking back into the hospital after she became sick at home & she didn’t. She Was a Ph.d she Should Have known better.

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