Kanye West updates Vultures Volume 1 album cover by swapping out Friday The 13th-inspired mask for black face covering
Just hours after dropping their debut studio album, Vultures 1, the hip-hop superduo of Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign are offering up an alternative cover photo.
Earlier in the day, the joint music project was released one day late with the rapper standing in a black ensemble with a white Friday The 13th-style hockey mask alongside his wife Bianca Censori who’s topless with her backside nearly in full view.
It may have been the comparisons to the horror classic’s villain that influenced Ye, 46, to swap out the mask for a black one for the new album cover.
‘VULTURES COVER UPDATE,’ the Can’t Tell Me Nothing star wrote in the caption of the new post that came early Saturday night.
With the change, Ye is now decked out in all-black and his face completely covered, while Censori remains topless and her derriere ever-so-slightly covered by a sheer black piece of material that hugs her trim waist with a thin, black waistband.
Kanye West, 46, offered an alternative album cover for his new album, Vultures Volume 1, which shows him in a black mask instead of the white Friday The 13th-inspired mask
The Australian-born beauty also dons thigh-high black pantyhose and high heels as she stands with her back to the camera.
Censori’s short, jet black hair is slicked back, with the ends turned upward near the nape of her neck.
Along with a set of other album-related images, West took to Instagram early Saturday morning and posted the original cover shot with the caption: ‘VULTURES 1 OUT NOW.’
It comes after earlier this week, the YZY designer debuted the music video for the single TALKING / ONCE AGAIN.
The visualizer featured his and ex-wife KIm Kardashian’s first-born child, 10-year-old daughter North West.
In the beginning of the track, she belts the lyrics, ‘It’s your bestie. Miss, Miss Westie. Don’t try to test me. It’s gonna get messy. It’s gonna get messy. Just just bless me! Bless me!’
Fans have gone wild over the budding young star, whose cameo on the project was first revealed during an album listening party in Miami last December.
At the time, she had joined her father and Ty Dolla $ign, 41, on stage to sing and dance along to her verse.
Scenes from the music video show up-close shots of North West singing as two people whose faces were out of the frame braided her hair.
West may have changed the album covers after all the comparisons to Friday The 13
The 46-year-old Chicago-bred rapper — whose ex-wife is Kim Kardashian — shared the album, along with a striking cover featuring his wife Bianca Censori topless
The controversial music artist pictured out in Los Angeles on February 2
West stands alongside Bianca in the cover art, dressed in an all-black outfit, save for a white Friday the 13th-style white mask
Vultures Volume 1 is the first entry in a planned three-volume collection. It will be followed by second and third projects slated to come out in March and April.
On Monday, Ye shared an Instagram post teasing a special event scheduled to take place at United Center on Thursday.
It turned out to be another album listening party, which was was beset by controversy when the musician rapped about anti-Semitism before the live stream broadcasting the affair was cut off.
After giving a first-look at the album cover Friday morning, West uploaded a video featuring model Vinetria running in slow motion as she wore the latest YZY offerings, which included a white tank top with the word ‘wet’ printed on the front.
He wrote in the caption, ‘YZY SUPERBOWL COMMERCIAL BY AUS.’
During his career West has released 10 solo studio albums, and with the addition of Vultures 1 he now has three collaborative records that includes Watch The Throne (2011) with Jay-Z and Kids See Ghosts (2018) with Kid Cudi.
Ye also has the demo album Donda 2 (2022) that was exclusively on the Stem Player, with four songs made available on February 23, 2022, and additional songs later included in updates.