Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic ... Says Pusha T

5/24/2018 12:00 PM PDT

Pusha T Says Kanye West Paid $85k for Whitney Houston Bathroom Pic

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Kanye West apparently threw down $85k for a photo of Whitney Houston's drug-ridden bathroom that'll now be the cover of Pusha T's new album, "Daytona."

Pusha T told Angie Martinez in an interview Wednesday that his original album art was canned at the last minute in favor of a photo West licensed for the obscene amount of money. Pusha said that Ye put his own cash down on it too since they'd already agreed on something else previously -- telling Push, “This is what people need to see to go along with this music.”

"Daytona" drops Friday, but the artwork was released Thursday.

As for the final cover image ... it's a photo of the bathroom in Whitney's home, taken in 2006 after an alleged drug binge. The room was littered with paraphernalia like a crack-smoking pipe, spoons, white powder, and booze -- which can all be seen in the photo. Ya just gotta look closely.