Kim and Kanye’s April 2014 Vogue Cover
If seeing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue makes you want to cancel your subscription, then do it. Vogue probably didn’t need you as a reader anyway.
I did write an article about this a couple of days ago, but deleted it. The world didn’t need another opinion about a topic that would be forgotten about it next week. However, after a good conversation with S last night she told me that I needed to do this.
So I am.
I’m going to put it out there.
I like both Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
I get it. Kim Kardashian made a sex tape and that’s what spiraled her from being the daughter of OJ’s defense lawyer to being one of the world’s most talked about women.
Believe it or not Kanye is one of the most prolific artist of this generation. He is Hip-Hop’s Mozart. He is constantly reinventing himself and digging deeper into the definition of “self” to bring more music out.
Most artist don’t do that and that’s why their work sucks.
Yes, he is egocentric.
But how can he not be?
I honestly don’t see a problem with someone giving themselves praise for a job well done.
So what he write his blogs in all caps.
However, Kanye has done something in this life that many can’t do. He is an inspiration. He does write inspiring music. Yes, the more artistic he goes the deeper down the rabbit hole he falls, but weren’t most artist crazy? Aren’t most artist different?
Freida Kahlo spent her life painting just herself. No one called her egocentric.
Piaccso and his Blue Period. Being depressed he only painted in blue for about four years, and those paintings depict depression and society poverty. While he could hardly sell his work then those paintings are some of the most sought after work as of today.
(who I think was just a glorified copy cat and scribbler) was a highly regarded artist. Loved by many.
My point is that artist dealt with inner struggles and that’s why their work was great, and people will always have opinions about the work. Kanye does the same thing , but unlike many artist, he’s not humble and knows of his greatness. Since he doesn’t follow the status quo of being humble he’s labeled an idiot.
Lets all be honest… what idiot thing has Kanye REALLY done?
Well, what idiotic thing has Kim done?
Yes, she had a sex tape.
So let’s examine that.
In all the years that Kim has been in the spotlight we have known her to date or marry at least four people: Damon Thomas, Ray-J, Reggie Bush, Kris Humphries, and Kanye West.
She was in exclusive relationships with all these people.
She actually married Damon Thomas when she was 19 and they were together for four years. Her only crime here was being married as a teenager. She claims she got a divorced because he was abusive towards her. Now what abusive actually means in this relationship was not defined. They separated after three years of marriage.
Ray-J: They were in a relationship for three years and then a sex tape was released. No brainer of what cause this break up.
Reggie Bush, Another one part of the three year club. Of all the men discussed so far I believe that Kim loved Reggie with all her heart. Their relationship came off as genuine, and I feel if he had asked her then she would have given up the stars for him. However, during this time period they were each at the top of the world, but just on different mountains. Even though they could see each other at that point, they were too far to make anything happen. I believe that if fame wasn’t in the way these two would be happily married. However, you only live this life once and both of them being at the height of their careers as such a younger age chose the work over the relationship. What do you pick? Love or Dreams?
Well, we know that your dreams won’t wake up one day and not love you anymore.
Kris Humphries, only after six months of dating he proposed to her with a 20.5 carat ring. C’mon now ladies. Show me a woman here that wouldn’t have taken a time to have thought about that too. A two million dollar ring sitting on your finger?! Ladies, lets be honest. I can see how one could get caught up in that. Kim Kardashian had an interview were she did explain herself and their marriage. She basically stated that she knew she didn’t want to marry him, but didn’t know how to tell him or end the circus. She got caught up and at one point she felt that it was too late to stop the marriage. So instead she went with it and then got a divorce. I think she was really humiliated about the process. She had finally gotten passed the sex tape, but this happens. In fact they were only married for 72 days, but it took 536 days for them to officially divorce. Yes, you can tell he was bitter. He wanted to divorce to say that it ended because of fraud. He felt like he was being used for the show.
Kanye West, Well if we wanna keep up with the three year club theory then Kim and Kanye only have one more year to go so all you haters just need to wait patiently. It’s very well known that Kim and Kanye have been friends for a very long time. She knew Kanye around the time she was seeing Ray-J. This wasn’t a fly by night relationship, he was actually there during the whole Kris Humphries catastrophe. In the song Cold (originally named Theraflu) Kanye admit that he he fell in love with Kim about the same time she was in love with Kris Humphries. In fact Ye hasn’t been shy about the love for Kim. He adores her and, to me, they are perfect for each other. They can really understand their goals and the objectives. Sometime you just need that type a person in your life.
Wow… that was a whole mouth full and I really had no intention of going that deep with it. However, how is it fair that we are judging Kim by her past relationship with people? Just because she has a sex tape and divorced her husband after 72 hours we have thrown rocks and stated she’s not deemed for fashion greatness because of past decisions?!
Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?
Listen, Kim Kardashian is not a political representative nor does she represent hate of any kind. She’s just a woman who made mistakes and perhaps she made those in the name of her career, because she felt she had no other choice, or because of naivety… but who are any of use to judge?
“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?),” Anna Wintour states.
Vogue isn’t about politics, or moral integrity, the magazine is about high end fashion. Point blank. End of story. If you guys were really that worried about moral integrity then you wouldn’t be rocking Coco Chanel. It has long been a fact that Chanel was a Nazi sympathizer and spy. In fact, where do you guys think she got most of her money? I personally do not rock Chanel, but I bring this up because if you are going to judge her for this at least the playing field should be fair for everyone.
If you just scrolled down all the way to the bottom just know that I thing the cover is amazing! Anne Leibovitz is an amazing photographer.
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