Pusha T revealed Kanye West paid tens of thousands for a photograph of Whitney Houston’s bathroom filled with drug paraphernalia. The rapper revealed in an interview that Yeezy paid $85,000 (£63,500) for his Daytona album cover. The picture is from 2006 and shows the late singer’s bathroom. Houston had battled a drug addiction for a number of years before her death in February 2012, and the infamous pap was taken by one of Houston’s family members. The room allegedly contained a crack smoking pipe, white powder, alcohol and a spoon.
Speaking to Angie Martinez, Pusha T said West had called him in the middle of the night because he wasn’t ‘feeling’ the album cover they had chosen, and wanted to change the artwork at the last minute.
West offered an expensive alternative, and Pusha initially said he didn’t want to pay for the photo. So the Monster rapper forked out the money instead. He said: ‘One am my phone rings. No caller ID. [He says] ‘Hey, yeah, I think we should change the artwork. And I like this other artwork.
And this other artwork is 85 grand…I said “Hey, I don’t want to pay for that and I wasn’t even going to ask you to pay for that. We picked what we picked, it’s here, it’s ready.”‘ Kanye apparently responded by saying the photo was what ‘people needed to see”. He said: “No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music. Imma pay for that.’ I say, ‘You my man! You my man!’.”