Everyone was thrown for quite the loop yesterday (March 21) when VOGUE Magazine revealed their April issue cover stars to be none other than Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Rightfully dubbed the #WorldsMostTalkedAboutCouple, Kimye’s landing of the coveted spot followed some controversy between the rapper, reality star and fashion magazine.
In an interview last October, West addressed VOGUE’s seemingly intentional exclusion of his fiancee from the cover.
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of VOGUE,” he told Ryan Seacrest. “She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like every day.”
Now, VOGUE editor-in-chief gives her two-cents on the decision to place the couple on the cover in her editor’s letter for the April issue:
“Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)
As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.
There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason: Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that.”
The April issue of VOGUE will hits stands on March 31.