In Kanye's tweet, he explained that the decision to use Adams' photo as his album cover is his way to move on from the emotional ordeal that resulted after his mother Donda West passed away due to complications from post-operation complications after plastic surgery. He wrote, "I want to forgive and stop hating."
So, what does Jan Adams think of this?
He reportedly told The Blast on Sunday, "It’s a MacGuffin…"
Wait, what? Apparently a MacGuffin is a term from the film world used for a symbol that represents a larger idea. A quick Google search pulls up this explanation: "MacGuffin (sometimes McGuffin or maguffin) is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or another motivator that the protagonist pursues, often with little or no narrative explanation. The MacGuffin's importance to the plot is not the object itself, but rather its effect on the characters and their motivations."
So, basically, it seems Adams understands that he's being used as a symbol for Kanye's larger message of love.
This idea that the full album might be centered around love and forgiveness is reinforced by Kanye's follow-up tweet that shows his conversation about love with collaborator Wes Lang. Hmm, maybe he really will call the album, LOVE EVERYONE.