Is this really Kanye West’s new album cover?!

Oh my word … Kanye West unveiled on Twitter what is supposedly the new artwork his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, his fifth studio album (dropping November 22nd) but apparently the cover is way too controversial (ummm … hello!) for some major retailers who are refusing to sell it! It’s actually an interesting painting but when I first saw it my jaw dropped to the floor, it was completely unexpected and even a bit shocking! (Click the thumbnail below for a close-up shot) Whatever you might think about this artwork, have no doubts – this album is going to be on fire, it’s bound to be one of this year’s best! (In case you missed his recent incredible performances on SNL catch ’em both here.)

So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings – Kanye West on Twitter

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MK (Michael Knudsen) first started PopBytes back in September of 2003—while trying to make a website for his design portfolio, the site quickly turned into one of the premiere online destinations for all things pop culture! A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner Ivan along with four dogs, four cats and two parrots. Follow him on Twitter @PopBytes.