Kanye West Went Ahead and Shot His Own Rolling Stone Cover, Rolling Stone Is Like "No, Thanks"


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To anybody who's not a Kanye scholar, the Waves artist's latest tweets (opens in new tab) can seem troubling. But it's Kaaaanyeeeee—he knows *exactly* what he's doing. Which is drumming up publicity for himself and his upcoming Fashion Week/album release extravaganza (opens in new tab) by being purposefully weird and DIY-ing his own unauthorized Rolling Stone cover.

Oh yes he did. 

Soon after the reveal, the publication politely denied the image's authenticity, which prompted Kanye to dig into his stash of 🔥 hashtags. 

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FYI, at press time, 57 percent of voters have taken Yeezy's side on the matter. But one important question—which we might never know the answer to—still remains: 

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.