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Kanye West: 'Dark Twisted Fantasy' Will Have Five Different Covers

Rep for Wal-Mart refutes suggestion that it had 'banned' original artwork for LP.

October 19, 2010 6:07 PM ET

Kanye West may have seemed disappointed when unnamed authorities "banned" his proposed cover for his forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP, but he"s got a backup plan: That cover was just one of five he"s got lined up for the album, which is due November 22.

"Well, actually, it's five covers," West told MTV News Monday at a screening for his 40-minute Runaway film, which premieres Saturday night. "And you get all five of them when you buy the album."

He declined to provide further details on the album"s packaging or what the other covers might be like.

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As for Kanye implying that Wal-Mart had banned the album cover, a rep for the company told MTV News that they hadn't even seen it. "We did not reject the cover artwork and it was never presented to us to view," a company rep said in a statement.

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