Kim Kardashian is more influential than first lady Michelle Obama, at least according to her fiancé, Kanye West. The 36-year-old recording artist, who proposed to Kardashian on her birthday last week, has not been able to stop gushing about his bride-to-be ever since. But has he taken it too far?
Speaking with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Tuesday, West shared his opinion about the reality star’s influence.
"There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue. She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her, like, every day," he said. "And collectively, we're the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day." He is referring to the photo Kardashian uploaded earlier this month of herself in a white bodysuit showing off her derriere.
Known for making bold statements, West says he is not trying to cause controversy with these recent comments. "That's not my concern. My concern is doing God's work and he'll work everything else out."
In August, it was alleged that West wanted his daughter, North, to debut on the cover of fashion’s most elite magazine. But it's not likely the baby or her mom would appear there, as it has been reported for years that Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour does not like Kardashian due to her reality-TV background.
Wintour allegedly has even denied Kardashian access to the Vogue-sponsored Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit gala in previous years. The new mother was able to attend this year as West’s date. But then Kardashian was obviously cropped out of a picture when the fashion site made a “Best Dressed” list, showing that Wintour likely still has distaste for the curvaceous celebrity.
Do you think Kardashian belongs on the cover of Vogue? Is she more influential than Michelle Obama?