“Let me tell you something about that kiss photo that my girl put up,” Kanye West told the audience at the Cannes Lions Creativity Conference on June 17, according to Page Six. “This was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon, she was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity.”
Annie Leibovitz, one of the most respected celeb photographers of the last half-century, who previously shot the couple for the controversial cover of the April issue of Vogue, was apparently the photographer of choice for Kimye’s wedding. But, according to Kanye, she backed out the day before the ceremony.
“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,” West explained. “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.”
For whatever reason, their efforts were rewarded. This pic is the most-like ever posted to Instagram, with a current tally of 2.29 million likes. For the record Liebovitz’s studio said her services, “were never confirmed.”
(Top photo, Annie Liebovitz for Vogue: via Artnet)