Bobby Brown is pissed at Kanye West for using the photo from Whitney Houston's hotel bathroom at the time of death. He's so mad, he could fight him. More inside...
Bobby Brown is speaking out about Kanye West's usage of what he calls a "tasteless photo" that involves his late ex-wife Whitney Houston.
Last week, Pusha T unveiled the cover art for his recently released album DAYTONA. The cover art is a pic of Whitney Houston's drug infested bathroom, allegedly taken without her knowledge or consent in 2006.
Kanye reportedly paid $85K to the copyright holder to license it for Pusha's cover, despite Whitney supposedly trying hard before her death to halt the publication of the photos in the National Enquirer.
Folks were (and still are) pissed, including New Edition singer Bobby Brown, that the photo was used. And the R&B King is fed up. In so many words, Bobby said Ye needs his a** beat.
"Why would he post that on his album cover?," Bobby asked while chatting with Rolling Stone.
"That's really disgusting that he would do that," Bobby added. "That's in really bad taste. Something should happen to Kanye. He's already crazy. I knew that when I first met him. Now he's pushing the bar a little bit. He needs somebody to slap him up or something. And I'm just the person to do it."
Bloop! We doubt Yeezy wants that work from Bobby.
The DAYTONA cover art was originally going to be a different image, but Ye, who executive produced the album, scrapped it at the last minute and changed it to Whitney's bathroom.
Whitney Houston's estate issued a statement saying it was "extremely disappointed in Kanye's choice" for using the picture for an album cover. "Even in Whitney's death, we see that no one is exempt from the harsh realities of the world," Houston's estate added.
In TV news, "The Bobby Brown Story," starring Woody McClain, is set to drop this fall on BET. See the first teaser HERE.
And in music news, Kanye West will drop a new solo project tomorrow, June 1st, followed by a collaborative album with Kid Cudi on June 8. Are you copping either project?