Rapper Kanye West has blasted famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, revealing that she pulled out of photographing his wedding to Kim Kardashian the day before the event.
Speaking at Cannes Lions, a festival for those in the creative communications industry, West alleged that Leibovitz was “scared of the idea of celebrity.”
The rapper also revealed that he spent the first four days of his honeymoon editing the wedding photo that was posted on social media site Instagram, according to a report by the New York Post.
The photo of West and Kardashian kissing at their wedding went on to be the most-liked image ever on Instagram, with more than 2.2 million likes.
“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. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity,” said the rapper at the festival.
Leibovitz famously photographed the couple in April for a Vogue magazine spread.
“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-colour.”
West went on to say that his new wife was important to the internet and was the “number one person on Instagram”.
He did not respond when asked by a member of the audience why Leibovitz pulled out one day before the wedding.