nirvana baby spencer elden interview

For the 25th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's Nevermind album, I met up with the baby pictured on the iconic cover. Spencer Elden is now 25-years-old and talks about the whole world seeing his baby penis.

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Andrian Studio
Andrian Studio:
damn.. that cover came true. the baby is really chasing the money now
Surfs Up
Surfs Up:
I bet when he meets people he says, "Uhh, I'm the baby on Nirvana's Nevermind cover".
Polluting Penguin
Polluting Penguin:
He’s now suing the band for child pornography - this is absolutely insanity. He’s a failure and now trying to get money out of the band. What a joke.
Mojado News
Mojado News:
This guys personality matched the person Kurt was looking for in his album cover
Howard the Mallard
Howard the Mallard:
He was stoned this entire time
Lieutenant OkiNogi 34
Lieutenant OkiNogi 34:
This dude officially broke Bono's record for the biggest piece of sheat.
Dylan Westrand
Dylan Westrand:
I think the most important moment from this video is when he said it’d be nice if he had a quarter for everyone who had seen him on that cover. That is definitely what he is trying to aim for with recent events.
amazing. he literally became the meaning of the cover...
You know what's interesting is I don't think I would have known about this album if he hadn't brought up the lawsuit. At the risk of down playing what he may be experiencing, I think he just introduced more eyes to the cover that may have forgotten or had never seen it before by making this so public
Thompter S. Hunson
Thompter S. Hunson:
He grew to be the person that cover had... Kurt Cobain was a fuckin' genius. 30 years after, this album cover still speaks volumes.
Gaming Elementalist
Gaming Elementalist:
I find it hard to believe that he's actually upset enough to sue all of a sudden after all this time when he seemed so chill about it in interviews for so long.
Elsa Bernard
Elsa Bernard:
Take a shot every time he says baby
Bobby M
Bobby M:
And now he's suing them. What a world we live in.
"I'm not really a baby anymore umm"
OVI-Wan Kenobi
OVI-Wan Kenobi:
In a 2016 interview, Nirvana baby Spencer Elden said his stance on the photograph changed after he reached out to Nirvana to see if the band would participate in an art show he was putting on. “I was asking if they wanted to put a piece of art in the fucking thing,” he said. “I was getting referred to their managers and their lawyers. Why am I still on their cover if I’m not that big of a deal?” In that same interview, Elden discussed the negative aspects of the notoriety, too. When asked if the cover affected his relationships, he said, “Totally. Everyone thinks you’re making money from it.”
“You’ll hook up with a hot chick, and then they figure out you’re not making any money from it and they’ll dump you,” he went on.
Chris Bruggers
Chris Bruggers:
You can tell this kid has been trying to cultivate the Kurt Cobain look for a long time... but he's nowhere near as charismatic as Kurt Cobain. He was the floating baby on the cover, not a member of the band. Hearing about his lawsuit it sounds like he's just butt hurt that the band doesn't consider him a part of their success as much as he's convinced himself of it. And he doesnt want to get a real job, so let's just sue for all those quarters he's talking about. It's ironic that the cover photo shows him swimming after a dollar bill on a fish hook. That seems about right for this guy.
He won't say if he's angry what his parents allowed, but he needs Nirvana cash now for fulfillment . . .
Lhiz Jordn
Lhiz Jordn:
He needs to show it or we won't believe it
John Ayala
John Ayala:
Who would have thought that the baby would become so intellectually stimulating 30 years later by just listening to his deep & provocative thoughts credited to his high 210 IQ😏.
Doesn't seem very traumatised about it. Just wished he had a quarter for every person who had seen his baby pee pee. Well, now he has his chance and is going for it..
Jimmy The Clown
Jimmy The Clown:
The secret child of Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl lol
Johnny Calderon
Johnny Calderon:
Soon he'll be like: You know what, Nevermind!!
JD Robinson
JD Robinson:
He looks like a younger version of Dave Grohl fused with Kurt Cobain.
Foo Pac
Foo Pac:
It’s weird because he outlived Kurt Cobain and looks like him
Mikael Erlandsson
Mikael Erlandsson:
The things people do today are just amazing for their 15 seconds of fame and a big paycheck for a lawsuit. Soon you can't walk over a street before you get billed by one of these superheroes. This was an amazing album, all creeds for nirvana, and rest in peace curt. It was a beautiful picture with no sexual intent.
lebron jame
lebron jame:
"Well I'm not really a baby anymore"

Well no shit
Christian Munso
Christian Munso:
Kurt's spirit is trapped in the child and has just been growing since 1994
Gabby Nelson
Gabby Nelson:
he was definitely stoned while he did this
Unfortunately these interviews he did ARE NOT going to help with his lawsuit. He admittedly has stated several times that it has had positive effects in his life. The "quarter for everytime" quote pretty much seals the deal for the Defense. Good luck chump.
Daniel Hurley
Daniel Hurley:
I'm fairness he deserves some royalties, there's no doubt the cover image contributed to the album's initial hype, recognition and sales on release. As great as the album's is, that image created marketing hype and notoriety both on release and since, it's unlikely the record would have amassed such success and so many sales if that particular cover art wasn't so recognisable and known. His image definitely contributed to its global success, legacy and royalties. It's not like the kid had a choice. Retrospectively, he definitely deserves something other than simply recognition and an anecdote. As a marketable artistic product, comprising recording, production, distribution and art, all other contributors profited, why shouldn't he?
David Hines
David Hines:
I was probably working on a decade without seeing that photo until Spencer Elden started flashing it around. So, mission accomplished, Spencer.
Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon:
People are like “He doesn’t traumatized by it” but are missing the point. He said it himself, “It would be nice to get a quarter for every peep who’s seen my baby penis.” He is partly responsible for one of the most iconic album covers, and he probably didn’t see a dime. If not a quarter for everyone person who’s seen his penis, then he at least deserves a dime for every album sold.
Tyler Boroshok
Tyler Boroshok:
I hope they actually take this to court instead of settling so this dude doesn't get even a single cent out of this crap
Konrad Kamiński
Konrad Kamiński:
he looks little bit like Kurt but Dave as well
Jehan Music
Jehan Music:
I think he sees how popular the album was and thinks he made a unique contribution to Nirvana's success. The album cover definitely helped Nirvana get big. As did their songwriting and Kurt's image. But it really could have been any baby and any baby penis. Take away Kurt and there is no Nirvana. Dave Grohl added amazing drum parts and energetic performances. Krist Novoselic is such an obvious Beatles fan when you listen to songs like "Lithium". These people made a huge contribution that was unique.

Sorry Spencer, you didn't do much. It really wasn't even you on that cover. It was a kid who had yet to be able to form memories, walk or speak. You only really came into being in the following years and you mistakenly believe you are more a part of Nirvana that you actually were.

Go out and be your own person. This is just a fun fact about you.
He bleached his hair to look like Kurt. Ugh. Probably so people will say "your hair looks like Kurt Cobain" so he can tell them all about how he's on the cover which is literally all he has in life. Sad.
bibi’s b!tch
bibi’s b!tch:
he even recreated the picture it’s so funny to me that he rode the hype train and when it died down he decided to sue
Modern Conversations
Modern Conversations:
This single day interaction with Kurt Cobain is his entire personality.
colin kilpatrick
colin kilpatrick:
he weirdly reminds me of Kurt....strange little similarities.
Max Palmer
Max Palmer:
Nirvana’s never mind is an amazing album actually never mind JK it is an amazing album 🎸🤘 rock on [R.I.P. Kurt Cobain]
kristian vitanyi
kristian vitanyi:
Thanks for doing your part man. That album is cool.
Brett Gordon
Brett Gordon:
Interview: "Do you remember swimming in the pool on the Nevermind album picture set?"

Spencer: "No. Of course not. I was just an infant. How would I supposed to remember that at that early of an age? Do you even remember getting your diapers changed at that age?"
Camille Blondel
Camille Blondel:
he is exactly doing what he was doing on the cover, what a funny ending
He posed on several birthdays exactly the same.
Now he wants money?
Mads Attacks
Mads Attacks:
He literally high and has “nevermind” tattooed on his chest and has re-enacted that photo shot all through growing up, bragged about it though out it his life, made tons of money off of it. Pathetic really. Money hungry
Kaitlyn Boisvert
Kaitlyn Boisvert:
When you fill out your essay with extra unnecessary details to meet the word count. 🤣
Mister Sleeper
Mister Sleeper:
He recreated the picture several times and has "Nevermind" tattooed. Man, if I saw you in the street I wouldn't even recognize you, wtf
He's more David Spade than Kurt Cobain.
Jesus Rosario
Jesus Rosario:
And now he’s trying to get all those quarters from the band.
Bingham Guevara
Bingham Guevara:
Does anyone know if he got any royalties from being the baby on this album cover? (I always assumed he did.) If he didn't, then he has a right to sue.
He was a Nirvana fan before he even knew it. The Nevermind child turned out pretty cool
leh mooz
leh mooz:
The irony of him chasing that dollar bill now hahaha
Salteh The Salty Squid
Salteh The Salty Squid:
If you got the clip where he talked about how everyone at a baseball game have seen his p enis and you sent that to someone out of context it would be hilarious, especially because of how emotionless he sounds when he talks about it
He looks like Kurt Cobain than Kurt Cobain himself
Vagabond ☯️
Vagabond ☯️:
Everybodys making fun of him despite the fact that he's just looking for an easy payday. It even fits with the symbolism of the album cover since the baby grew up to chase after money.
Chairman Meow
Chairman Meow:
“It’d be nice to have a quarter for every person that has seen my baby (you know)."
White Kid
White Kid:
he has kurts hair
Hans  jung
Hans jung:
The highlight of his life.
star wars luvr
star wars luvr:
he literally recreated the album cover
Noah Cooper
Noah Cooper:
Literally no one would've known it was him until he started moaning about it
Upshit Downshit
Upshit Downshit:
Imagine the only highlight of your life is being featured on an album cover.
疾風伝t a' m e r a
疾風伝t a' m e r a:
I think he just doesn't have much else going for him which is why he's stretched this one accomplishment to its limit. He didn't do anything productive with it, like becoming a photographer himself or even a model, because he's a handsome man. He's going in the wrong direction.
Dude's going to get laughed out of court trying to sue Nirvana for this... lmao
Ilko Birov
Ilko Birov:
Yeah, no wonder he's suing.. but remember what Kurt said about covering that part of the photo.
It's become such an iconic image and just like with renaissance art, nobody fixates on the genitalia.
Kinda weird how he kinda talks like Dave and has Kurt’s hair
30 yrs later still acting like a baby.
Was he ever actually compensated fairly for his use on the album cover?
lance yordy
lance yordy:
He’s being a baby right now
William Edgar
William Edgar:
As if the random Nirvana fan will pass him at rehab and go “Hey! That guy’s the baby on the cover of Nevermind!!”
macondo 9
macondo 9:
Prophetic Nirvana! Thirty years later, that little boy is still trying to grab that bill.
Tom Servo
Tom Servo:
and this interview will tank his lawsuit
He didn’t have to let everybody know it was him bro….
star ella
star ella:
*well this has definitely aged well..*
ford the fox
ford the fox:
Dude had the same humor as Nirvana
Heather L.
Heather L.:
Hilarious. I thought the lawsuit was ridiculous at first too, but that’s an iconic photo and he shouldn’t have to beg for compensation when there are people like Courtney Love enjoying a life of luxury off of Kurt Cobain‘s share of the money. She ought to share some of that with him.
Jason Gay
Jason Gay:
Your a part of rock history be proud of that
fully mechanical
fully mechanical:
Now trying to sue the band for what his parents agreed to back in 1991- absolute insanity.
because of that photo the entire world knows he has no brim on his yankee
He’s always referring to it as “baby penis”. The dude’s definitely heard every joke in the book. I feel terrible.
Uno más del Patriarcado
Uno más del Patriarcado:
I would be proud of been that ''baby''.
"I'm not really a baby anymore, so..."
Are you sure?
He's taking the shit!
He's probably been asked the question a thousand times
Anthony Michael
Anthony Michael:
he's probably made 100 thousand already off of that picture. being in interviews and getting flown to shows and paid plus selling art. also got to work for and study under a famous wealthy street artist. what a crybaby.
Sir Larselot
Sir Larselot:
Yeah, and now he's really swimming after the money. The cover comes true 30 years later.
jiga jiga
jiga jiga:
As a baby he was chasing a dollar nothing has really change
Leonardo Pozzati
Leonardo Pozzati:
Fun fact: he's still trying to grab some dollars.
mike dold
mike dold:
Enough cash and he'll be fine
Jake Jake
Jake Jake:
Honestly i Don't know why he would pretend that his baby picture is someone else cause that would be some sic baby picture cause not just because everyone seen it but for the fact that your baby pic is on a Nirvana album not to many people can say there baby picture is on a album
Mr JW:
He didn't seem to mind too much there, no he wants his payday!
Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde:
Oh lord they held him under the water too long.
i'm just imagining him as a baby talking like how is here
Hello Goodbye
Hello Goodbye:
This mans was so so so so high
Life imitating art.
Pre sure this dudes just tired of the questions lmfao
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LEON HOUSE Apps, Games, Music & etc.:
Someone should meme this if they haven't already.
Adam vVS
Adam vVS:
This guy should sing for Nirvana now
Proud Mary
Proud Mary:
Watching this makes that saying: *"You can't make this shyt up!"* come to mind...
Javier Avila
Javier Avila:
He could walk around and nobody will know who he is .... well now people will know 🙄
He makes jokes about it, re created it for attention. Now, he's suing 🤦🏼‍♂️