Last week, Rolling Stone Magazine was in the hot seat for a controversial cover featuring alleged Boston Bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev in what some called a “glorifying rock star” light. The public’s reaction to the cover caused the issue of Rolling Stone to be banned from a number of Boston businesses including 7-11, but it turns out all of this could have been avoided if Kanye West simply stuck to his schedule.
According to a report by Gawker, Yeezy pulled out of his RS cover shoot and interview in the final hour, causing the magazine to have to re-shuffle their content.
A reliable source tells us that Rolling Stone had a Kanye West profile planned for the August 1, 2013 cover. This would have only been the third print Yeezus-era Kanye interview, after Jon Caramanica’s instantly classic New York Times Q&A and W Magazine’s June feature. 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.”
Looks like when you’re Kanye West, things are your fault even when they aren’t your fault. Meanwhile, Yeezy is somewhere busy physically deflecting cameramen and not caring much about all this hoopla.