Cruel. Sickening. Nasty.
These are just some of the words to use describe Kanye West‘s decision to license a horrific photo pulled from Whitney Houston’s bedroom after an alleged “episode” and use it to promote Pusha T‘s brand new album.
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Determined to generate publicity for Pusha’s album ‘Daytona’, West (who served as one of its contributors) went out of his way to purchase the rights to a photo lifted from Houston’s “drug-infested” bedroom.
This of course sent her fans spinning.
kanye west is beyond pathetic and disgusting for using that picture of whitney’s bathroom lol
— َ (@miIlionreasons) May 25, 2018
This is disgusting. Let Whitney Rest In Peace. Using her demons as album art isn’t “art”
— Johanna (@johnnyboyxo) May 25, 2018
Kanye West is a tone deaf, exploitative cliche, hiding under the guise of creative freedom. What’s so funny about how cliche he is, is how so “effortfully” contrarian he is. The Whitney’s bathroom album art is a trash thing to do. She died from this thing for Gods sake!
— Damilola Marcus (@OmogeDami) May 25, 2018
Kanye West paid £85k to use a photo of the bathroom in which highly respected singer and aftrsss Whitney Houston overdosed on drugs and died.
— j ♡ (@jxms16) May 25, 2018
Kanye West paid $85,000 for Whitney Houston’s bathroom scene(Whitney’s final hours bathroom scene when she overdosed on drugs) and Kanye used the horrific image for Pusha T’s album cover. May everyone involved burn in hell! You don’t take someone’s pain & exploit it.
— Women Of Color WRITE (@WOCWriters1) May 25, 2018
Kanye West claims 2 have been suffering from opiate addiction himself. Instead of exploiting Whitney Houston’s struggles 4 his own personal gain, why doesn’t he post a picture of his own drug stash? What he’s doing isn’t “edgy” or “artsy”; it’s exploitative, wrong & disrespectful
— Jackie Talks Nerdy ☔ (@JackieTalkNerdy) May 24, 2018
Whitney’s estate is yet to respond.
@kanyewest needs to take a minute & think. It's sad enough Whitney Houston's family's living off her in death as they did when she was alive. But does Kanye have any decency? Why not use photos from the room @KimKardashian was held hostage in? Too personal? Exactly. https://t.co/qzlsff30pF
— Crstlyn (@Crstlyn) May 25, 2018
Since Kanye Got Whitney Houston’s Bathroom As Pusha T Cover, Somebody Use The Bathroom Kim Kardashian Got Robbed In As An Album Cover
— Jean (@xankadaver) May 24, 2018
Kanye doesn’t care about black women or black culture. If we keepin it a bean. Someone who did would never do something like that to Queen Whitney.
— Armand (@YearOfDaBoss) May 24, 2018