To support the launch of Watch The Throne LP by Kanye and Jay-Z, the boys have released two promo images of themselves as monsters, that can also be found on the inside cover of the brilliant new album, out today.

Kanye also finally revealed the story behind the disappearing/un(officially)released video for Monster at The Big Chill:

One of my favorite videos, is the “Monster” clip. How many people have actually seen this video? Who saw it before it got banned and they took it down and before Women’s [Rights Organizations] started saying that a person that lost the most important women in his life is now against women in some way? The photos were inspired by [name inaudible], Helmut Newton. There are very few Hip Hop videos that have ever had imagery of that sort. The concept of models hanging or people being eaten alive or whatever type of visuals for a horrific video was purely artistic. But then once again, it was thrown into a misogynistic box because they couldn’t understand how a rapper can have a taste or a sensibility high enough to do something like that without being misogynistic. Once again, I wake up and I’m a monster and I walk through the hotel or I walk down the street and people look at me like I’m f*cking insane….like I’m Hitler. But one day, one day a light will shine through, one day people will understand everything I did and ever said was to throw myself on the blade for the sake of someone else. For the sake of people, for the sake of New Orleans, for the sake of honest music, for the sake of honest judgment. Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball. He took his power to make a difference. It’s so much bullsh*t going on in music right now and someone has to make a f*cking difference.

You can read everything that was reported on the video before it was pulled from Vimeo and YouTube here.