West, 40, shared the album cover for Pusha T's "Daytona," Thursday on Twitter with the caption: "album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw."
Pusha T, 41, told syndicated radio personality Angie Martinez that West changed his album's cover art at the very last minute.
"He changed my artwork last night at 1 a.m. He wasn’t feeling it," the rapper said on The Angie Martinez Show on Wednesday. "[Initially], the artwork — it was pictures that we all agreed on.”
Pusha added that West told him, "'Hey, yeah, I think we should change the artwork. And I like this other artwork. And this other artwork is 85 grand.'"
"I said, ‘Hey, I don’t want to pay for that and I wasn’t even going to ask you to pay for that. We picked what we picked, it’s here, it’s ready,'” he recalled, adding that West replied, “‘No, this is what people need to see to go along with this music. Imma pay for that.’ I say, ‘You my man! You my man!'”
ABC News has reached out to West, Pusha T and a representative for the Houston estate for comment, but has yet to hear back.
"I feel like the cover represents an organized chaos," the rapper told Entertainment Weekly on Thursday.
"The energy of the album is a bit chaotic, but it’s all in place,” West added. “Look at that cover, I’m sure whoever frequents that bathroom or area knew whatever they wanted to find and knew where it was."
"To disrespect a titan like Whitney Houston, to reduce her legacy to a single image of a place and time in her life, is EXACTLY what Kanye seems to complain that the media does to him all the time. Indeed, the irony," one fan wrote.
Still, some music critics -- including rapper Diddy -- are praising the album. "#Daytona by @PUSHA_T is a classic," he wrote on Twitter.