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Jason Gregory

17:12 19th October 2010

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Kanye West has issued an official apology for the cover to his new album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.

The artwork, designed by visual artist George Condo, depicts a naked West “chilling on the couch with my phoenix”.

It has apparently been banned by US stores, including Wal-Mart, due to its graphic content.

In a message on Twitter, West jokingly said: "I'm deeply sorry if I haven't offended everybody."

The rapper had previously expressed his surprise at the decision to ban the cover but said he wasn't bothered.

‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', which is West's fifth album, is released on November 22.

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