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Kanye West says Annie Leibovitz pulled out of his wedding shoot at the last minute

The newlywed rapper blames photographer Annie Leibovitz for the extensive editing work he and Kim Kardashian had to do on their wedding pic.
By Kate Stanton   |   June 18, 2014 at 7:23 PM   |   Comments

CANNES, France, June 18 (UPI) -- Kanye West married Kim Kardashian last month in a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy, photos from which were posted on social media for the reality star's adoring public. One particular photo, featuring the couple kissing in front of a wall of roses, became the most "liked" post in Instagram history.

But with the honeymoon over, West has some harsh words for the famous photographer who almost shot his wedding album.

The 37-year-old rapper told reporters at a creative conference in France this week that Annie Leibovitz, who shot their much-discussed Vogue cover, pulled out of photographing their nuptials one day before the wedding.

"She was afraid of celebrity," West surmised.

West admitted that Kardashian, 33, took time out of their honeymoon to edit the photograph featuring the flower wall, because the flowers were "off-color."

"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," he said.

"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," West added.

Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who's the No. 1 person on Instagram, 'We need to work on the color 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 No. 1 most-liked photo [on Instagram] has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette.
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