Playgirl Rejected $100K Offer for Kanye West Nude Photo
Remember that nude photo of rapper Kanye West that made the rounds earlier this month? It would have been printed in Playgirl magazine had the picture’s source been able to strike a deal.
“It would have cost us $100,000, and we said no,” a rep for the all-male skin mag told E!. However, after reevaluating Kanye’s massive pull, now they believe “we should have said yes.”
In early November, Kanye told New York’s Hot 97 radio station how upset he was that the nude portion of the photo wasn’t published in more places.
“Have you heard the first line of ‘Runaway’? [Ed. note: The opening verse of the song reads ‘I sent this girl a picture of my d***.’] I only rap reality. I went to the Internet. They had the link, I went to it. Man, you cannot imagine how disappointed I was that I got cut off.”
Watch Kanye deliver the line at this year’s VMAs:
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