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Kanye West reveals banned album cover

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Kanye West banned from Walmart

Kanye West has revealed the album cover that got him banned from Walmart.

Walmart has banned the new Kanye West album from its shelves because of the provocative cover. The artwork depicts Kanye as a monster, being ridden by another monster -- a winged female.

Kanye West banned from Walmart

Kanye vented his anger about the banning on Twitter in a number of tweets.

"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"

"I wanna sell albums but not at the expense of my true creativity."

"So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can't have a painting of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings"

Kanye is a master at drumming up controversy and attention -- five bucks says this is yet another purposeful publicity stunt.

PS: Do people still buy actual CDs?

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