Through his online shop, Pusha-T revealed the cover art for his new album DAYTONA, dropping Friday. The image, as Hip Hop N More pointed out, is a shot of Whitney Houston’s bathroom published by multiple news outlets back in 2012 after the singer was found dead in her tub.
According to Pusha, Kanye West dropped $85,000 for the rights to the photo.
The beloved “Dance With Somebody” singer began struggling with drug abuse in the early 2000s. After she was found dead in her bathtub, a toxicology report revealed a cocktail of drugs in her system. The image used by Pusha shows Houston’s disheveled bathroom with various drugs and paraphernalia lying around on the counter.
The G.O.O.D. Music president is known for his frequent references to drugs, specifically cocaine, and even admitted there would be plenty of talk of kilos on the forthcoming project.
King Push revealed to Angie Martinez in an interview on Wednesday that Kanye decided to scrap the first album cover last minute. This isn’t Kanye and Pusha-T’s first collaborative allusion to Whitney Houston. West referenced the late singer in Pusha’s 2015 song “New God Flow.”
Check out the tracklist for DAYTONA below:
1. If You Know You Know
2. The Games We Play
3. Hard Piano f/ Rick Ross
4. Come Back Baby
6. What Would Meek Do? f/ Kanye West