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Does Kanye's new album artwork rip off Madonna?

2016-02-12
Kanye West has set the hype train into overdrive after sharing the name and cover art for his upcoming seventh studio album this week, but it appears the self-styled "God" may have sought some pointers from another musical icon's work. Kanye released the cover art for upcoming record The Life of Pablo last night (February 11), designed by Belgian artist Peter De Potter, but eagle-eyed Madonna fans were quick to point out its similarity to the artwork for the Queen of Pop's 2003 single 'Nothing Fails'. And just for comparison, here's another cover in the form of 'Nothing Fails'. gallery-1455237557-madonna From the orange background, over-lapping text and similarly-sized picture inserts, it's certainly not hard to see why some have accused the 'Gold Digger' star was - at the very least - "inspired" by Madonna's work. Madonna fans have also been left unimpressed after it was revealed that Kanye has removed the Queen of Pop's feature spot on new track 'Highlights' and replaced her with US rap star Young Thug. Madge previously collaborated with 'Ye on the track 'Illuminati' from Madonna’s Rebel Heart album, with the 57-year-old praising the controversial hip-hop star as "a brilliant madman". More stories: Out Magazine unveils list of 100 Most Eligible LGBT Bachelors Russell Tovey stars as a closeted Premiership footballer in ‘The Pass’