While speaking on a panel at the Cannes Lions Creativity Conference on Tuesday, Kanye West decided to attack iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz publicly, criticizing her for flaking on the celebrity couple just one day ahead of the nuptials.
What’s more, the infamously loud-mouthed celebrity went on to rant about how he was forced to edit the now-famous most-liked photo on Instagram himself to make it “look like Annie Leibovitz.”
The news is being reported by all of the typical gossip publications you know best (and, of course, respect with journalistic fervor) but these are direct quotes so the fact that this appeared on Page Six of the NY Post and TMZ among others doesn’t change the fact that West is indeed insulting one of the greatest celebrity photographers of our time.
Apparently, it was Leibovitz who was originally scheduled to photograph the Kimye wedding, but she canceled only 24 hours in advance because, in West’s words, “I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity.”
He then went on to claim that the kiss photo seen at the top (currently the most-liked photo on Instagram) was post-processed by none other than the newlywed couple themselves while on their Honeymoon.
Let me tell you something about that kiss photo that my girl put up … this was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon, she was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding
Because Annie pulled out, I was like, ‘Okay, I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz,’ and we sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color.
We won’t deign to comment on whether or not the Wests’ photo editing skills indeed did make that Instagram photo look like it was taken by the great Annie Leibovitz, but there sure isn’t anything stopping you from doing it in the comments down below.
(via NY Post)