Instagram history does not come easily. Today, Kanye West revealed that his and Kim Kardashian's second wedding photo—which is the current world record holder for Most Liked Photo on Instagram—took over four days to compose because famed photographer Annie Leibovitz pulled out of the wedding at the last minute.
West talked about the photo earlier today during a panel at Cannes Lions, which is essentially the Cannes version of TED Talks that the world absolutely cannot do without.
"Let me tell you something about that kiss photo that my girl put up … this was pissing my girl off during the honeymoon, she was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out right before the wedding. I think that she was, like, scared of the idea of celebrity."
"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."
"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,' or the idea that it's a Givenchy dress, and it's not about the name Givenchy, it's about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci — and how important Kim is to the Internet."
"And 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."
"Feeling compelled to spend four days on an Instagram photo" is the newest entry in life's long-running listicle "565,000 Reasons Why Being a Celebrity is Terrible."
[photo via Instagram]