Kanye West Slams Annie Leibovitz for Ditching Wedding Photo Gig
Kanye West is angry with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz. Apparently, the famed shutterbug canceled her gig as his wedding photographer a day before Kimye’s nuptials in Florence, Italy, because she was allegedly “afraid of celebrity.”
While speaking at a seminar in Cannes called ‘Technology, Culture and Consumer Adoption: Learning to Read the Cultural Landscape,’ Yeezy explained his infamous wedding photo that went viral on the Internet.
“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 (quotes courtesy of NYPost). “I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity.”
“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,” he continued.
He then asked the crowd, “It was a long time… why did Annie Leibovitz pull out one day before the wedding?”
Kimye’s wedding photo became the most-liked image ever on Instagram, with more than 1.93 million likes, and more than 35,000 comments.
There’s no word on why Leibovitz backed out of the wedding at the last minute. We can’t imagine Leibovitz being scared of celebrity because she is a celebrity photographer after all.
It will be interesting to hear Leibovitz’s side of the story.
West and Kardashian likely hired her to photograph their wedding because she previously shot the couple for the cover of Vogue.