It's also been reported that Kanye took creative control of the album's artwork at the eleventh hour (literally 1am Wednesday night United States time), paying a tidy sum of $112k to get the OK to use an image of Whitney Houston's bathroom in her Atlanta house (taken in 2006), because he "wasn't feeling" the previous artwork.
Kanye plans to use the photo as a cover for Virginias rapper Pusha T's new EP called Daytona.
"One a.m., my phone rings, no caller ID", Pusha said in a radio interview Wednesday. "The (original) artwork was pictures that we all agreed on".
"I've watched the train wreck happening, but I didn't think he'd go this far in invading someone's family privacy", he told People magazine. "[But] I absolutely did not want to pay for it". Great. We love it. "I love it. I actually do love it", he said.
Pusha explained, 'Now this other artwork is 85 grand. "I'm so sorry for offending anyone - I hadn't even put this together, I was just excited to take a bath. / Will MAGA hats let me slide like a drive-thru?" "And he's paying for it".
Back at Pusha-T, Drake goes at those Rap-accounts of a drug kingpin past-life.
Daytona is scheduled to drop Friday and will mark the first album release out of West's Wyoming studio, where he's also working on his own album. They don't represent a return to his "five beats a day" Roc-A-Fella era, exactly, but a refraction of that sample-chopping sound through the art-directed mood boards and high-style aspirations that have fueled him recently.
Houston died in a Beverly Hills hotel in February 2012.
The image that West shared is slightly different than the original photo.
"It's bout to get heated my guy lol wait till the album", Jazzfeezy wrote, alongside a gif of Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, implying that Drake may be delivering a few more "fatalities" come June.