Though Kanye West implied that Wal-Mart was behind the banning of his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album cover, the retail chain has a different story.
Entertainment Weekly decided to reach out to Wal-Mart headquarters to get their side of the story and found that Wal-Mart officials hadn’t even seen the controversial artwork.
“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.”
Just goes to prove our theory correct that the controversy surrounding this album cover exists only in Kanye’s head, and maybe in a conference room at Def Jam headquarters.