Kanye West And Annie Leibovitz Insist They're Not Feuding After She Bailed On Photographing Kimye Wedding
Posted on Thu Jun 19th, 2014 11:59am PDT By X17 Staff
Kanye West made a few digs at famed photographer Annie Leibovitz earlier this week during the Cannes Lions Creativity Conference, but now he claims it was all just a misunderstanding.
On Tuesday Yeezy said Annie "pulled out right before the wedding," and that he and new wifey Kim Kardashian were scrambling for four days to edit their kiss photo to make it look like something she would have snapped. West suggested that Leibovitz, who shot the couple for their Vogue cover earlier this year, bailed because she was, "like, scared of the idea of celebrity." Like, did it occur to Kimye that maybe she bailed for the same reason that Beyonce, Jay Z and Anna Wintour skipped out? Just sayin'!
West and Leibovitz released the statement below:
- "Kanye West’s comments about Annie Leibovitz while speaking at the 2014 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival have been taken out of context and sensationalized. Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to collaborate with Annie Leibovitz at his recent wedding, he is not assigning blame, and is not accusing Annie in any way. Kanye and Annie’s representatives were in negotiations for weeks that were not completed by the time of the wedding."
"It was Kanye’s dream to bring together for the wedding his favorite creatives – Riccardo Tisci on the dress, Vanessa Beecroft on the experience, and Andrea Bocelli – Kim’s favorite singer - singing Kim’s favorite song as she walked down the aisle. The first choice to capture one of the most special days in Kim and Kanye’s life: Annie Leibovitz. Annie Leibovitz – the legendary photographer responsible for Kim and Kanye’s recent Vogue cover – is not known to shoot weddings. But Kanye West dreams big. He loves and respects Annie as a true artist and wanted to bring her eye for beauty to the imagery of the event."
The statement included a quote from Annie's rep which added that she "would have been happy to do the portrait but she was never confirmed."
Well that settles that!
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