Kanye West has admitted that at some point during one of their TWO honeymoons without North West, he and Kim Kardashian spent FOUR DAYS Photoshopping their wedding photos so they’d look like they were taken by Annie Leibovitz.
The rapper gave a speech called “Technology, Culture, and Consumer Adoption” at the Cannes Lions festival on Tuesday night. During his speech, he revealed that Annie – who has shot the Kardashian sisters before – pulled out one day before the wedding.
Kanye criticised Annie and explained that he/Kim or someone in their retinue spent days working on the photos before their release.
“I’ll tell you a little story about the Kiss photo that my girl put up. We – and this was p***ing my girl off during the honeymoon. She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out of the wedding, because I think she was scared of the idea of celebrity.
But because Annie pulled out, I was like “I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz’s photos” and we sat there and worked on that photo for four days – because the flowers were off-colour and stuff like that.
Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the number one person on Instagram, “We need to work on the colour of the flower wall”, or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci – and how important Kim is to the internet. And the fact the number one most-liked photo [on Instagram] has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette. It was a long time.”
Ending speculation of why Kim looks so waxen in the below photo.
Add Annie to the list of celebrities “scared” of the family’s fame.
Also on the list: former friend Paris Hilton and friend of a friend Leonardo DiCaprio who both refused to be filmed for Kourtney & Khloe Take The Hamptons, Beyonce and Jay Z who were invited to the wedding but no-showed, and Anna Wintour who was invited but made an excuse.
Kanye continues on why he’s with Kim, now the mother of his only child North West, “Because she is the number one woman in the world… I can’t be with any girl but Kim because that’s the girl I look at her pictures the most, I get turned on the most.”
Which is his general attitude to life, he adds, “Throughout my entire life because of the way my parents raised me, I was like ‘I have to work with the number one.’ I can’t work with anyone but Jay Z because that’s the number one. I can’t represent any company but Louis Vuitton because that’s the number one. Before Obama, there was Jesse Jackson, there were different people, talking about blacks particularly in America that were not allowed to drink from the cleanest fountain, to work with the best resources. It’s like Michaelangelo told he’s not allowed to carve with marble but told he’s got to use cement or something like that.”