Did Annie Leibovitz Pull Out Of Kim Kardashian And Kanye West's Wedding Because She's 'Scared Of Celebrity'?

18 June 2014 by

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Kanye West took part in a panel discussion in Cannes yesterday and obviously used the event as an opportunity to rant about the many, many things on his mind. From Samsung (baaaad) to the Internet (the new Rome appaz), the newlywed rapper covered a lot of ground. His main target though? Fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Yeezus told the audience that Annie - who's previously shot Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Helen Mirren and Kim and Kanye themselves - pulled out of being official wedding photographer a day before the event because 'she was afraid of celebrity'.

'Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity,' he said before telling the crowd that he spent FOUR DAYS of his honeymoon perfecting that Instagram snap of him kissing Kim infront of the flower wall.

'Because Annie pulled out, I was like, ‘Okay, I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz,’ and we sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color.' he said.

'Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the No. 1 person on Instagram, ‘We need to work on the color of the flower wall.'

Seems his hard work paid off though: with more than 1.93 million likes, and more than 35,000 comments, Kim and Kanye’s wedding photo is the most-liked image ever on Instagram. 'The fact the No. 1 most-liked photo [on Instagram] has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette,' said Kanye.

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Meanwhile self-proclaimed 'best dressed guest at the wedding' André Leon Talley has been oversharing some saucy details about the event. He chatted to Bravo about the happy couple's 'long' first kiss. 

'It was extremely long, which is always a good sign,' said Andre. 'I would say there was probably tongue engagement. I think I'm looking forward to the next baby, which will probably be called South or South West.'

See more Instagram pictures from the wedding... 

GALLERY >> The Best Instagram Pictures

@jenatkinhair: La Vita è Bella @chrissyteigen @khloekardashian @monicarosestyle

@blacchyna: Xo

@krisjenner: Perfection @riccardotisci17 @kimkardashian Love you guys!!! #family #herecomesthebride

@kendalljenner: strolling around the palace #Versailles

@larsapippen: Versailles is beyond amazing! @khloekardashian

@lorraineschwartz

@allierizzoHBD: to the best photog in town @letthelordbewithyou

@francasozzani1: So lucky!!! Love @riccardotisci17 and @alexanderwang #fashion#designer#givenchy#balenciaga

@brittgastineau: Taking in the city of #paris w @kourtneykardash

@chrissyteigen: Thank you for having us at mixx, @borgataAC!! Also learned you have the best chicken soup in the room service game. Xx

@abbeylwilson: @realjoefrancis and I with the beautiful bride @kimkardashian #Congratulations!! #Italy

@kourtneykardash: #chills #notredame

@kourtneykardash: No photograph could express the beauty. It took 180 years to build! #notredame

@larsapippen: Love is the only thing that matters! #friendsforlife

@lala: The best thing about memories...is making them!

@michaelsilvahair: Ear sniffing? @riccardotisci17 #wedding #photoboothfun #nicest

@simon_huck: Thank you Mr. & Mrs. West for an unforgettable weekend filled with so much love

@makeupbymario: #Repost from @michaelsilvahair --- Such an amazing night! @makeupbymario @kimkardashian #makeupbymario #florence

@jonathancheban: Congratulations to Kim and Kanye! Thank you for a magical weekend. Love you both!

@olivier_rousteing HELLO MISS WEST KARDASHIAN

@olivier_rousteing HELLO MISS WEST KARDASHIAN

@letthelordbewithyou Elegance at its finest

@tracyhguyen

@tracyhguyen

@oliver_rousteing

@oliver_rousteing

@KhloeKardashian

@KourtneyKardash Flashback Sunday AKA too busy to post. An unforgettable lunch at Valentino's

@KylieJenner goodbye

@krisjenner Good Morning @riccardotisci17 Love you!!! #herecomesthebride #Florence

@showstudio_nick_knight Wonderfully tranquil morning in Florence . Congratulations to Kim and Kanye for such an incredibly beautiful and loving wedding . A real pleasure to be part of it.

@Blachhyna Mr. & Mrs Kanye West .... Congrats Kimmy muahhhhh !

@Johnlegend Love love love

@realjoefrancis Congratulations @KimKardashian and @kanyewest and Thank You for an amazing weekend!!!! XOXOXO @abbeylwilson

@realjoefrancis LOL!! Photo bombed by white Batman AKA @OfficialJaden @kourtneykardash

@rachel_roy Beauty

@khloekardashian Ciao Bella!

@carladibello: Congratulations to Mrs. Kanye West... Most magical night ever

@francasozzani1: What a voice @lanadelrey #wedding @kimkardashian@kanyewest79 #paris#florence

@amberridinger: @jatoncouture

@kendalljenner: last night dancing in the rain with @olivier_rousteing

@kanyewest79

@francasozzani1: Paris/Florence... Travelling with the great unique talent Steve McQueen and his sweet daughter!!! Congratulations! #florence#wedding @kimkardashian

@brittgastineau: The two foodies hit the streets #Italy

@rachel_roy: Hi loves @carladibello w our men

@arsapippen: We are outta Paris! Jet setting w/ crew! #pippensinparis

@michaelsilvahair: Here we go! @olivier_rousteing @simon_huck

@rachel_roy: Airbus w @michaelsilvahair #weddingwkend

@privategg

@krisjenner: @olivier_rousteing @alexanderwangny EPIC #herecomesthebride

@privategg: Keeping up with a real great family #thekardashians #wedding #versailles

@privategg: Magnificent voice @lanadelrey #kardashian #versailles #fun #wedding

@rachel_roy: A dream #weddingwkend

@krisjenner: Uh huh Honey.....#herecomesthebride

@privategg: Fun party #wedding #versailles @francasozzani1 #theemperor #kardashian

@krisjenner: Fabulous shoes Valentino @francasozzani1 @privategg #herecomesthebride

@khloekardashian: ?? - @kendalljenner

@kyliejenner: my date tonight. This smiling thing is weird. @robscheppy

@francasozzani1: Fireworks at Versailles..... @kanyewest@lanadelrey@kimkardashian@privategg

@francasozzani1: Valentino's cake x K&K lunch in Wideville @privategg #castle#love

@francasozzani1: Walking in the Garden at Wideville.. Stunning garden @kimkardashian @khloekardashian @krisjenner @privategg

@francasozzani: 1The best luch ever at Wideville! Thank you Valentino

@kimkardashian: Little angels in the sky blessing us #TheyDidntShowUpInAnyoneElsesPicture #Valentino

@kourtneykardash: A garden stroll with Valentino.

@privategg: Here are the most lovely couple @kimkardashian #kanyewest #wideville

@kendalljenner

@krisjenner: #Valentino @khloekardashian @kendalljenner #Glorious

@krisjenner: Thank you Valentino and @privategg for the beautiful lunch today at your magical Castle....unbelievable!!! #herecomesthebride #Giancarlo #unforgettable

@kyliejenner

@kimkardashian: I'm so lucky! I have the best friends in the whole wide world! #ParisNights #LastSupper

@kimkardashian: *heart* my grandma MJ. Her 1st time in Paris

@kourtneykardash: Things are getting real. #paris #froglegs

@kyliejenner: sister

@kyliejenner: miss you

@krisjenner: Love on a merry-go-round!!!! #nightsinparis #herecomesthebride #KanyeheartsKim

@kimkardashian: Supermodel sisters

@kyliejenner: I love you sometimes

@kyliejenner: parissssss

@kendalljenner: on a carousel, in the pouring rain, under the Eiffel Tower...I can check that off my bucket list

@kyliejenner: sister day

@kyliejenner: Saint Laurent

@kyliejenner: angry but I still love you

@privategg: Ready for lunch @andreleontalley #theemperor

@kendalljenner

@kimkardashian: #Bae'sInParis

@thescottycunha: This is @kourtneykardash's "serious face"

@kimkardashian: Beautiful day in Paris


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