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Kanye West spent $85k for Pusha T ‘Daytona’ Album Cover

Kanye West paid $85,000 (£63,640) to license an image of Whitney Houston’s drug-strewn bathroom for the cover of Pusha T’s new album, Daytona. Pusha T told radio host Angie Martinez that West, who produced Daytona, changed the artwork at the last minute, calling him at 1am to declare: “This is what people need to see to go along with this music.”

The photograph was taken in Houston’s Atlanta home in 2006 after an alleged drug binge and depicts paraphernalia apparently related to the consumption of crack cocaine. The image was released to the public after Houston’s death at the Beverly Hilton hotel in February 2012, which was caused by drowning and the effects of coronary heart disease and cocaine consumption.

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