UPDATE 9:40PM: Kanye isn't too happy with being called "fake" and voiced this over Twitter.
In addition, Tyler, the Creator apparently took a few snaps of Kanye and says the unauthorized cover photo isn't even his favorite one:
UPDATE 8:15PM: Kanye coins the hashtag #trollingstone and asks fans and followers if they think it should be an actual cover. So, what do you think?
UPDATE 7:10PM: It turns out the Kanye Rolling Stone cover isn't authorized, and this is according to Rolling Stone. 'Ye pulled an epic troll, must have learned it from Tyler.
While we love Kanye, and have many mustard-related questions for him, this is not an actual cover of Rolling Stone https://t.co/2c3ZWpaorN— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 4, 2016
Kanye West previewed his Rolling Stone cover via Twitter and added that the winning shot was taken by Tyler, the Creator. Rumors have been flying that Tyler, the Creator has been working on music with 'Ye after he was photographed looking at the famous notepad that lists each song from Waves alongside a collection of celebrity signatures. From this cover story, we can hope for exciting details about the making of West's highly-anticipated album and the events surrounding its release.