Blame Kanye West for Rolling Stone‘s controversial cover image featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, says Gawker. According to their “reliable” but unnamed source, the magazine was planning a profile and interview with West for the August 1 issue, and they planned to put it on the front. (No surprise. When Kanye West describes his latest album, it’s usually an awesome spectacle from which few can avert their eyes.) Gawker writes:
But for whatever reason, West apparently pulled out of the story. So the digitally illustrated Dzhokhar Tsarnaev profile photo was the magazine’s back-up plan for the cover, tied to Janet Reitman’s 11,000-word opus.
This doesn’t seem like a terribly strange or unusual circumstance for a magazine and, lest you think Gawker is seriously suggesting we lay blame at Kanye’s door, it’s not much of an out. Magazines resort to Plan Bs all the time, but they still have to run with something they’re willing to stand by. (And, yes, Rolling Stone has stood by their cover.)
But this tidbit does reveal a controversy-free alternate reality. If Kanye had cooperated, Rolling Stone could have left the Tsarnaev profile to the inside pages, and done something mild and inoffensive with the cover like featuring Kanye dressed as Jesus, or something … Oh wait, they used that idea in 2006.
The pair are looking forward to moving into their new $13.5 million home, which is currently undergoing extensive renovations and have been living with Kris Jenner since Kim gave birth to baby North.
Now the building work is almost complete, they have started choosing lavish fixtures and fittings for the new home.
According to The Sun, Kim and Kanye paid a huge sum for four gold-plated toilets for their state-of-the-art bathrooms.
To make sure they get a good night's sleep they've also snapped up six special-edition beds costing a staggering $220,000.
The beds were bought from the same company which supplies the exclusive London Savoy Hotel.
The couple has also spent close to $100,000 on Electrolux products for their kitchen and chosen a stunning Swarovski-encrusted fridge freezer.
The couple, who welcomed daughter North into the world last month, also want to make sure they are safe while at home and have spared no expense when it comes to security.
A source said: "They expect the interior to cost twice as much as the property. They're spending more than a million on a security system alone."
Now their dream house is nearing completion, the couple can't wait to set up home as a family. Kanye is apparently taking his daughter's safety very seriously.
It was recently reported he has hired a security team trained in "stalkers and death threats" to protect the newborn. The mansion is also located within an exclusive gated community with 24-hour armed guards patrolling the area.
Before they stayed at Jenner's family home he apparently spent thousands on arranging for panic buttons and security cameras to be installed there.