Mega retailer Wal-Mart has discredited rapper Kanye West‘s recent claim that the initial cover art for his upcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was banned from its stores.
“We’re excited about Kanye West’s new album and we look forward to carrying it in our stores on November 22nd,” a Walmart spokesperson says in a statement provided to EW.
“As always, it’s our standard practice to carry the edited parental advisory version. We did not reject the cover artwork and it was never presented to us to view.”
Urban Islandz told you that over the weekend, West tweeted an image of his “banned” cover art.
“Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!! Ima tweet it in a few…”
“Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!”
“In the 70s album covers had actual nudity… It’s so funny that people forget that… Everything has been so commercialized now.”
“I know that cover just blew yall minds … I wish yall could see how hard I’m smiling right now!!!”
“In all honesty … I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers #Kanyeshrug!” (Kanye West Twitter)
Kanye West album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is schedule to drop on Monday November 22, the same day as Nicki Minaj Pink Friday and Jay-Z Greatest Hits.