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Kanye West Posts New Single and Cover Art

But wait, there's more: The MC is arrested at Los Angeles airport for smashing paparazzi cameras.

William Goodman // September 11, 2008

Though Kanye West didn’t let loose a rant targeted at Amazon and, the retailers responsible for yesterday’s album-details leak, the rapper did take to his blog, this time to post a bonafide stream of “Love Lockdown,” the speculated first single off his forthcoming set, 808’s & Heartbreak. Also posted: What appears to the be the album’s cover art, or at very least, the single’s.

Noticeably absent from the post, however, is any information clearing the air on yesterday’s leak, only adding confusion to an already heated controversy, which has yet to see West’s label Def Jam comment on the album’s title and apparent December 16 release date. Nonetheless, click here to listen to the official version of “Love Lockdown.” And take a gander at the cover art below.

Meanwhile, West and his assistant were arrested today after an altercation at theLos Angeles International Airport, in which the rapper reportedly “confrontedthe photographer and smashed his camera to the ground,” according to The site reports that West and his sidekick will be charged with felony vandalism.

“Love Lockdown”