Hip-hop’s enfant terrible (which is saying a lot when you think about it) Kanye West launched a new, very minimalist photo blog yesterday.
And of course he had to give his arm-candy Amber Rose some shine. With this photo.
Look familiar? Of course it does to you islandistas. It is a (weak) re-creation of islandista Grace Jones’ iconic photo on the cover of her Island Life album, shot by her lover/collaborator Jean-Paul Goude.
Of course, as we have mentioned, this is not the first time Amber and her handlers have tried to re-create (I would have to say re-create rather than pay homage because there is no reference to Grace in any of the editorial for either of her attempts) iconic Grace Jones images.
And we have seen plenty comments thus far in the blogosphere about how hot the pic is and even some saying it is better than the original – that Amber Rose’s pose is more “feminine”and “sexy” than Grace Jones.
We’re just saying…
But what do you say? When does imitation cross the line from being the sincerest form of flattery to being a rip-off?
Our take on it?
Grace was the best to ever do it. *Kanye shrug*