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Kanye West, Annie Leibovitz issue joint statement on wedding photos

Rapper Kanye West attends the Cannes Lions 2014

Rapper Kanye West attends the Cannes Lions 2014 61st International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, on June 17, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Lionel Cironneau

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and rapper Kanye West have reconciled, following West's criticism of her for allegedly dropping out as wedding photographer the day before his and Kim Kardashian's nuptials.

"Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to collaborate with Annie Leibovitz at his recent wedding, he is not assigning blame, and is not accusing Annie in any way," they said in a joint statement Thursday, adding that their "representatives were in negotiations for weeks that were not completed by the time of the wedding."

In a quote within the statement, a rep for Leibovitz, 64, stated, "Annie would have been happy to do the portrait but she was never confirmed."

The long statement said Leibovitz -- who shot West, 37 and Kardashian, 33, for the April cover of Vogue magazine -- "is not known to shoot weddings. But Kanye West dreams big."

West had claimed that Leibovitz "pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity."


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