*Kanye West took to Twitter Sunday to lament over his new album being banned from Wal-Mart due to its cover. [See above photo.]

“Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!” tweeted West of the artwork for “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (due in stores Nov. 22), which features a painting of what appears to be two monsters having sex.

“In the 70s album covers had actual nudity… It’s so funny that people forget that… Everything has been so commercialized now,” continued West. “In all honesty … I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers.”

He added, “I wanna sell albums but not at the expense of my true creativity…So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings.”

West isn’t too upset though: “I know that cover just blew yall minds … I wish yall could see how hard I’m smiling right now!!!”