Kanye West is no longer a fan of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, and he wants the world to know.
During a press conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Kim Kardashian’s husband shared his true feelings about the Hollywood photo taker, who he said bailed the day before his wedding because she was “scared of the idea of celebrity.”
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As a result, West said he and Kim spent four days perfecting the picture for our viewing pleasure. “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-color,” he revealed. “Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall,’ or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet.”
He went on to say that Leibovitz ruined his honeymoon because this new bride was pissed off about the extra work. “She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much,” he said. “It was a long time… why did Annie Leibovitz pull out one day before the wedding?”
On the bright side, it looks like their “hard work” paid off. The pic of the newlyweds kissing on their big day became the most popular post on Instagram ever, with almost 2 million likes and 35,000 comments.
“The fact that the No. 1 most-liked photo has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette,” he concluded.
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1. Kanye Shares Official Photos
Kim and Kanye West’s multimillion-dollar wedding went down May 24th! The Hollywood "it" couple said their "I dos" during an outdoor ceremony at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy. Everything was grand, including the bride's haute couture gown by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. While the first official photos (including this one) trickle in, check out Instagrams from the rehearsal dinner photo booth and Big Day!
2. Kanye Shares Official Photos
Front view of Kim's Givenchy gown. Do we love it? Also can you spot the adorable North West in the background!?
3. Just Married!
How fly are these "Just Married" coats the two rocked after the wedding!? Keep clicking to see more of the guests that showed up at the main event in Italy!
4. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
It's all in the details! The total cost of the wedding is said to be around $7 million (People magazine points out that’s enough to pay for 250 "average" weddings in the U.S., according to financial information service GoBankingRates.com). Kim's 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz wedding ring is said to be one million dollars. Check out more of the swanky decor and attire here: http://bit.ly/1rd4K5t
5. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
The bride and groom’s custom bands were designed by Kim's good friend and celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. Her handmade diamond band was the perfect addition to her 15-carat engagement ring. Kanye's band was a handmade gold piece.
6. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
"Mr. & Mrs Kanye West .... Congrats Kimmy muahhhhh!"
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"#GOOD classic night."
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“WEST #westwedding #florence"
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Chrissy Tiegen and hubby John Legend share a kiss during the romantic occasion. Legend graced the bride and groom with a performance of his hit “All Of Me” during the reception.
10. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
"Wow it was cool!! Giuseppe #giuseppezanotti #kimkardashian #kanyewest"
11. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
"Welcome to the club #marriedlife #loveconquersall#bestweddingever"
12. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
"Albino Batman.... CONGRATS KIM AND KANYE"
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"I wonder what features I'll have on the next album....hmmmmm? Congrats Kim and Kanye"
15. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
"That was SOME nite... CONGRATULATIONS KIMYE!!!"
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“Now that's what I call a partayyyy!!”
18. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
“LOL!! Photo bombed by white Batman AKA @OfficialJaden @kourtneykardash"
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Mrs. West is in the building!
On the morning of the big day, mother of the bride Kris Jenner shared this selfie with Kim's wedding dress designer Riccardo Tisci. "Good Morning @riccardotisci17 Love you!!! #herecomesthebride #Florence
21. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
"Repost from @jonathancheban Early morning with the crew..here we go.. @lala @olivier_rousteing"
22. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
“BOYS WE WANNA HAVE FUN #Bowtielife #Boystory #letsgetready”
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24. Kimye Wedding Instagrams
Following the lavish ceremony, the newlyweds were transported from their wedding location in a royal-style carriage. Looks like they gave Kate Middleton and Prince William a run for their money!