Kanye West to Appear on the Cover of 'The New Yorker'

“But homie this is my day.”

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Hot off the heels of his “presidential bid,” famed and renown publication The New Yorker reveals its upcoming cover for the September 14 issue featuring none other than Kanye West. Illustrated by Barry Blitt, the image is a replication of the original “Dewey Beats Truman” photo in which Harry Truman holds a prematurely misprinted Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper cover in 1948. Blitt commented on the cover, stating “…it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to be reminded of another scrappy kid who won the Presidency, back in 1948, against all odds. The press wrote him off, too. That’s right—Harry Truman.” What if this imagery is a foreshadow of things to come in five years’ time?

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