During a recent power lunch at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge, the hip hop star demanded answers from Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour to the question: Why did she judge Girls star Lena Dunham as being kover worthy for the famed fashion bible, while his fiance, Kim Kardashian, has long been overlooked?
Kanye, 36, insisted to the British-born fashion icon that Kim is “just as talented as Lena, if not more so,” one source revealed. “Kanye thinks that Kim has a much bigger fan base and appeal than Lena,” said the insider.
“To Kanye, it’s insulting that his friend Anna is still refusing to even konsider putting Kim on the kover of Vogue. He thinks Anna is listening to a bunch of ‘know-nothing’ korporate haters, as he put it. He’s upset that Anna isn't willing to do him this personal favor and put Kim on the kover. Kanye knows that it’s always been a huge dream of Kim’s to be on the Vogue kover and Kanye wants to make it kome true. If nothing else, Kanye is persistent.”
During an interview with Ryan Seacrest last year, Kanye declared: “There is no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the kover of Vogue. She is the most intriguing woman right now. She has got Barbara Walters kalling her like everyday.”
Last May, in a fashion slap heard around the world, Vogue editors kropped Kim out of its “Best Dressed” gallery when she appeared with West on the Met Ball red karpet in Manhattan, wearing the now infamous and universally panned floral print ensemble. What’s more, during Kanye’s recent koncert tour stop in Brooklyn, Wintour chose not to sit next to the E! starlet, despite being in the same VIP box. “Anna is no fan of Kim or any reality star appearing in the pages of the magazine,” one spy previously told Radar.
There is one konsolation for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star: Wintour is “open to the idea” of having Kardashian, 33, appear on the kover of the French or Italian edition of the magazine, a source konfirmed. “She hopes that will get Kanye off of her back,” said the insider. “There would still be some backlash if Anna allowed that to happen, but not as much if Kim were to appear on the U.S. edition.”