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Kanye West's Alleged 'Yeezus' Cover Art Deemed Blasphemous

May 31, 2013 08:11:54 GMT

The G.O.O.D Music label mogul succeeds anew in getting publicity for his new music, even if it's negative.


Kanye West's Alleged 'Yeezus' Cover Art Deemed Blasphemous
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Following the image of a CD with a red "Yeezus" label and a melted gold blob in the center comes another supposed cover artwork for Kanye West's forthcoming new album "Yeezus". The new alternate cover image features a cartoonized West nailed onto a Y-shaped cross, an illustration referencing Christ's crucifixion whose name was combined in a pun with the 35-year-old rapper's nickname, bringing forth the album's title.

As expected, the cover art has sparked outrage from the members of the Christian faith, with many religious groups stepping up to brand the image "blasphemous" and a "disgrace." Even West's own fans have expressed distaste over the controversial artwork, despite the possibility that it might all be a hoax, much like the faux pre-order page that went up online last week on iTunes and on the artist's own website KanyeWest.com which was taken down soon after.

"What's wrong with this Kanye West character, they want to be worshiped that badly?" one critic wrote. "Only Christianity allows itself as a religion to be mocked and no one will do nothing. Let him try calling his album prophet Mohammed West and see if his arse ain't dealt with," another critic said.

This is not the first time the rap superstar's figured in an album cover art controversy. He also released several album cover options for his 2010-released fifth studio album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" but this most recent image, said to be the final cover for his new album will most likely outdo its predecessors in terms of notoriety.

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posted by me on Jul 12, 2013
KANYE WEST IS A BIG FOOL AND IDIOT.
posted by Jesus coming soon!!! on Jun 19, 2013
This album is an ABOMINATION agianst the HOLY name of Jesus-Christ. Revelation 21:8 says - But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
posted by Boxthem on Jun 15, 2013
Jesus chuckled....
posted by BX on Jun 15, 2013
:iseeyou:
posted by LMAO on Jun 15, 2013
Dawg, you guys are idiots to believe that is an official cover art. LOL what kind of site makes it news when this cover art is clearly the work of a (brilliantly minded) forum poster.

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