The issue of Rolling Stone magazine which hits newstands this Friday will feature what will likely rank as one of their most controversial covers. It features rapper Kanye West wearing a crown of thorns in the manner of Jesus. Among the revealing quotes from Kanye West included in the magazine: "If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure."
Neither Kanye West nor Rolling Stone are strangers to controversy. Kanye West most controversial public statement thus far was his pronouncement "George Bush doesn't care about black people" at a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Rolling Stone has had its share of controversial covers in the past mostly involving nudity in photographs of top pop music artists.
A more detailed image of the cover is available via Gawker.
Magazine cover courtesy Rolling Stone.