May 30, 2013 10:39

Kanye West refuses to comment on leaked artwork rumoured to be new album sleeve

Representatives for the rapper's label refuse to confirm or deny whether controversial image is the cover of 'Yeezus'

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The artwork for Kanye West's forthcoming new album 'Yeezus' appears to have leaked online.

The image (pictured), which was posted on Twitter shows the rapper nailed to a cross. A spokesperson for West's record label refused to confirm or deny to NME whether the artwork is legitimately the sleeve for his new album. It comes after his girlfriend Kim Kardashian previously posted an image on Instagram of a CD along with the hashtag #Yeezus, which also suggested that image could be the sleeve for West's forthcoming sixth solo LP. It is reportedly set for release on June 18.

Collaborators apparently set to appear on the record, include Frank Ocean, Tyler The Creator, RZA, James Blake, John Legend, Jay Electronica, Travi$ Scott, Chief Keef and Ma$e. However, the picture doesn't include rumoured collaborators Daft Punk and Skrillex.

West recently premiered new single 'New Slaves' by projecting the video on buildings across the world. The promo was screened in 10 cities including Sydney, London, Paris, Berlin and numerous locations in North America. The rapper previously played a brand new song called 'I Am A God' at the Met Gala in New York on May 6.

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