Kanye West compares Kim K. to Michelle Obama
October 30th, 2013
04:17 PM ET

Kanye West compares Kim K. to Michelle Obama

Kim Kardashian could be considered the first lady of reality TV - or, OK fine, her momager Kris Jenner - but does that mean she's more influential than the First Lady of the United States?

To Kardashian's husband-to-be, Kanye West, the answer to that question is a simple yes when it comes to fashion. (To be fair, he's probably a little biased.)

In a broad interview with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Tuesday, West touched on a number of topics, including his frustration that his fiancée isn't recognized as a powerful presence by the high fashion world or Hollywood.

"There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue," West told Seacrest. "She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday ... and collectively, we're the most influential in clothing."

After all, he continued, "no one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama can't Instagram a (bathing suit) pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day."

Well, technically, she could - and there would probably be just as much interest if she did. Does West not remember the breathless coverage of Mrs. O's bangs?

But it sounds like the rapper isn't really concerned with his future bride's power ranking, and more that Kardashian isn't getting what he believes is her due.

"The reason why I’m not able to create what I want to create is about being black and (it's) about classism. And that’s that wall when I took my girl to the Met Ball and they put it up on Vogue.com and tried to say she wasn’t there because they didn’t want a reality show girl there," West recalled. "Or like with the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where they said we would never put a reality (star on it). But it’s not the walk of singing, or the walk of acting, it’s the Walk of Fame. And classism has been going on before racism. ... So when (the editor-in-chief of French Vogue) Carine Roitfeld supports my girl, that’s a breakthrough. There’s a wall of classism that we are breaking through.”

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soundoff (91 Responses)
  1. Shaun

    That trashy couple can't hold a candle to the First Lady. I now think that even though he suffures from a Ceasear complex she is just egging him on. They deserve each other. Trash with trash!

    November 5, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. alucarD

    I gave her a dirty sanchez last week

    November 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. today

    Did he make her dye her hair blonde, is he trying to make himself Jay Z and her Beyonce? They both need to go sit down somewhere. Mental illness is real!

    November 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Clete

    I too have compared Kim Kardashian to something....usually it's my daily bowel movement.

    November 4, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
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    November 4, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle17

      OMG!!! The First Lady has Class!!! Kim don't. Go sit down some where Mr. West.

      November 4, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. carol

    Michelle is Class,,,, Kim is Trash..pure and simple ... no comparison..

    November 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. greatman72goodadvice

    drop a hater like they don't even exist.

    November 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dick E. Normus

    Pls. get me some of whatever he's smoking. It must be great stuff. Kim K is a no talent bimbo whose claim to fame is that she made a porn movie and is on that lame E-TV show

    November 3, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  9. barbara

    Both of these morons needs to get over themselves. No one wants to read about their trashy, meaningless lives.

    November 3, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  10. BillDe

    Kanye West is a genius. He is God and Jesus all rolled up into one ugly mother F'er. I'm so glad North got his huge droopy cheeks hee hee. Sorry, I'm drunk HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA HAHA HAHAHA HAHAHA That poor kid.

    November 3, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. ChicagoCityGirl

    Interesting that Kanye is comparing his fiancee, who represents all that is wrong about fame to the First Lady, who represents all that's right about fame. Mrs. Obama uses her position to bring positive action to the health of children, teaches that no one gets anything for free and is raising her daughters to be responsible women. Ms Kardashian has yet to show these same traits – all we see is her whining about everything, showing no obvious skills that would benefit humanity and her blatant disregard about how much good she COULD do for others while she selfishly pursues her own obviously empty, but wealthy, life. Sorry, Ms K – you are NO Michele Obama.

    November 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mikamonkey

    There is a 0.45% chance they will be together on 11/01/2014 so the more they talk etc.

    November 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. I'm wearing a merken

    Kanye is a pig and his girlfriend a tramp.

    November 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Irving

    Kanye, get a life. Your girlfriend or whatever is a PIG.

    November 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kanye is outspoken...

    nobody cares what this couple does because they are happy and we wish them the best. Her bod look like it almost back too size...50% body fat in 3 months is darn good.

    November 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • DaTruth

      Nobody gives a sh!t about this couple or wishes them well, for that matter except for an idiot like you. Kayne is a pompous, arrogant a s s and Kim is a no vapid no talent w h o r e. I can't for the life of me figure out why dipsh!ts like you worship garbage like them.

      November 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kimmie Fan

    Can you imagine losing 50% of her body weight in 2 months? That's pretty darn good for a woman who reached 200 lbs
    during pregnancy. She is 150 lbs. She is happy with her current relationship...he's black so what....I know white
    couples who are in horrible shape. As long as they are happy that is fine with me. Your racism is a bore.

    November 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. greg

    Was there a cover up about Kim's nastiness (or plastic surgery)....Maybee she's trying this new look to
    attract another non white to bang her...

    November 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sean Connery

    Dear angry black man in the photo,
    dont be upset because your tramp had a better 0rgasm when that baby fell out of her than when you put your little man in her.

    November 1, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  19. insane in Da membrane

    The First Lady should feel insulted to be compared to a S-L-U-T like Kim and as for taste in clothes, Kim's panties if she wears any, can be used to parashute off the Empire State building.

    November 1, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  20. tyuiop

    Classism? How about tired-of-your-crap-ism? Maybe you have reached the saturation point. Maybe enough people are tired of seeing Kanye's ugly mean face and Kim's huge butt that you have finally begun your descent back into obscurity. We can only hope.

    November 1, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. Won Jilson

    You got that right.

    November 1, 2013 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  22. jon wilson

    Kanye West is a delusional, racist, no talent, tool

    November 1, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  23. esmiranda

    Seriously? Kimye's comparing the clothes that make his fiance look like the cheap, tasteless trash that she is, to the classic couture worn by the First Lady of our nation? Sorry, I just don't want to see the Presidents wife traipsing around in a skirt that lets her ass hang out. Kim is one nasty piece of trash, pretending she's treasure. Oh my, these pseudo entertainment troglodytes really think they are something, don't they? It's sad when cheap trash has so much money to throw away. It really messes with their concept of reality. You would think Kimye would have figured that out when Prince William and Duchess Kate returned the baby gifts Kimye sent, unopened, with a polite note of refusal. Dissed by true royalty. Oh the burn!

    November 1, 2013 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  24. Poor Kanye

    Do you like fishsticks?

    October 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Eric


    Don't get he problem with Kim-she does her own thing. All the best with her man. They are now engaged. Good Luck Guys...keep the relationship heathy, alive full of intimacy and no lies.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Too Late

      They are already liars. They tell each other how important they are to the rest of the world.

      October 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Eric

    Don't set he problem with Kim-she does her own thing. All the best with her man. They are now engaged. Good Luck Guys...keep the relationship heathy, alive full of intimacy and no lies.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Julio

    A useless oxygen thief with a fat behind that is self-absorbed, likes to go shopping, and has zero knowledge to base an opinion on but will freely offer it anyway. Who is that: Michelle Obozo or Kim Kartrashian? It's both. Good observation Kanye.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • We were just saying that last night....

      Good Point

      October 31, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tough Talk From The Other Side

      Thank you Julio

      October 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "A useless oxygen thief with a fat behind that is self-absorbed, likes to go shopping, and has zero knowledge to base an opinion on but will freely offer it anyway. Who is that: Michelle Obozo or Kim Kartrashian? It's both"

      Mrs Obama was her high school salutatorian. She earned her under graduate degree from Princeton, and has a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard.

      Sh is most likely three times smarter than you.

      Kim K is simply a dope. The two could not be any more different than they are.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • or maybe

      They both have an unyielding need to be in the spotlight. They both have a hugely inflated sense of their own importance. They both married black men with short Johnsons who have a need to compensate by shooting their mouths off at every opportunity.

      October 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  28. TrashTheKarTRASHians

    Yeezey and Sleezy . . . money can't buy you love . . .or class!

    October 31, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  29. kathy

    Oh this moron and piece of trash doesn't ever know to shut his pie hole. He continues to use race as a weapon and talks about 'Classism"? He nor any of the KarTRASHians apparently don't even know the meaning of the word...guess what Kayne?? You can have all the $$ in the world...doesn't mean you have an ounce of class...and you can't buy that.

    October 31, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jasmine

    Kim K being compared to Michelle Obama in the same sentence.
    ROFL - Kanye, we get it. That's your girl and the both of you need to stay relevant to keep money rolling in.
    Now that Kim is a Mom, we don't need to see her ass crack in a instagram photo - just save it for your bedroom.

    October 31, 2013 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  31. Dionysius

    She a ho, an nuthin butt.... if she had as many stickin' out as she's had stuck in her, she'd look like a porcupine... she make that baywatch ho look like a philosophy major....

    October 31, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  32. jimmer

    Kim K is just like Michelle Obama?

    Maybe a classless, s k a n k y, unintelligent, p o r n queen, alternate universe version of Michelle Obama.

    October 31, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  33. Rock

    The anger has made him more dopey than ever. Make a happy face you worthless tanned hide

    October 31, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace ☮

      He always looks pist at the world, doesn't he?

      October 31, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • V¡xen

      He wants everyone to think ...Ooooo, don't be messing with him, look how mad he looks. We should kiss the ground he walks on, because he will kick our a$$3$. Be afraid. .be very afraid because he is bad. Lol

      October 31, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      That's the first thing I though when I saw that picture! His "angst" doesn't make him look like the brooding deep artist he thinks it does. It makes him look like a bratty little tur-d who didn't get the candy he wanted at the supermarket with him mom. We get it Kanye – you don't care about anything. Well if you don't care – you don't look too happy about things either!? Try a smiley face in the mirror?

      November 1, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • alucarD

      He's all irritated because he's the 201st black man to bang that jlzz-oven next to him

      November 1, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  34. JellyBean

    L M F A O! The dude is delusional.

    October 31, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  35. Ellen

    Kim is a vapid shallow dingbat who generally espouses leftist politics but is clueless about particulars, just like Michelle Obama. Kanye is a semi evolved simian who stumbled into stardom and is irrationally embraced by the media, just like Barack Hussein Obama. I wonder if North West was born on obamacare? It is this couple's patriotic duty to enroll in obamacare to show support for the tyrranical socialism that has overtaken Aerican society.

    October 31, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Obama has an undergraduate degree from Columbia, and a law degree from Harvard. He was president of the Harvard Law Review. While I don't agree with most of his policies, he is arguably the smartest president to ever sit in the white house. calling him a semi evolved simian shows exactly how much less intelligent you are than he is.

      Nice work.

      October 31, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Again?

      STFU, you stupid Republicant. Again, this is an entertainment blog. You Republicants and your constant whining. You're from the party of no ideas, and you are complaining? Give it a rest. You lost. You will lose again in the next presidential election, too. The American ppl can see just what a do nothing party you are.

      October 31, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Alma

      You are just as stupid as them for posting this!

      October 31, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • @Alma

      We libs just get a little sick of these g.o.p. 'ers always dragging their crap on here. You don't see us post, until the conservatives rear their ugly heads. I might add, though, this just in: the deficit is half of what it was 4 years ago. Down 680 billion. Stock market at record highs. Unemployment is at 7.2% and continually coming down. Things are getting better, and who is the President? This is fact, not a conservatives jaded slant on things.

      October 31, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • republicans and democrats

      Both parties are a bunch of losers. I can't stand any of them. All liers and thieves. All they care about is themselves and it's not about the people anymorr. So you all should just stfu yourselves.

      October 31, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Who cares what party they are...

      people are allowed to believe what they want too believe...it has nothing too do with the relationship. I know husband republican and wife democrats...they are married 40 years....who gives a sh–t.

      October 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Excuse me, but...

      The deficit is actually 4 times HIGHER than when he took office. They keep raising the debt ceiling to borrow more from China. Dimocrats got no clue.

      October 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Syruppy

      There is no doubt you are SATAN'S daughter. Yes he has won you over. You must be a VERY unhappy and miserable person, so much hatred in you. Where did you come from? I feel sorry for anyone who know's you personally and have to be around you, you are a sorry excuse for a human being. No one needs to be close to someone like you because nasty evil people like you are contagious. You need to crawl back into the hole you came out of and shut out your nasty demeaning thoughts about others while you're setting behind your keyboard demeaning others. You're probably the type that through the rock and hide the hand if you know what I mean. EVIL! NASTY! OH DID I MENTION EVIL. YEA

      October 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "The deficit is actually 4 times HIGHER than when he took office"

      Says the complete idiot that does not understand the difference between deficit and debt.

      October 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      And maybe I like being a teabagger. I like working the glory hole at the bus station.

      October 31, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Pfft, typical Ellen comment. Republican in denial. Closed minded troll with nothing better to do with her time (his?) than sit around writing infactual and quite frankly offensive remarks on here. Get a f-ing job you lazy ho. At least try and watch some news or even read a wikipedia article sometime instead of spewing misstruths. Hoe.

      November 1, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • cabbagepatchgirl

      let's not forget which party got us into this mess...Remember George Bush?

      November 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  36. c7

    he is crazy... I wish this pathetic man child would shut the f up... She is the first lady of trash...

    October 31, 2013 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  37. Hyena

    She is a classless fat ass pig> he is an ugly jack ass!

    October 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Elena

    I kinda of feel bad for him. This is the lunatical stuff that keeps him up at night. If he would just work on decreasing his ego, he would not worry about these crazy things.

    October 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  39. maria

    Where is y comment?

    October 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  40. floridalover

    what a jerk ! who does he think he is ?? A real idiot as well as his wife to be..

    October 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jo

    He's an idiot.

    October 30, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. your right


    October 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  43. luckycharms

    He is only doing it for attention. I've never really been a fan of kanye and I'm happy after his recent comments he has been putting out. He said things like he will raise his kid to learn the almighty dollar of charging for any pictures taken of his kid. I have heard of putting your chick on a pedestal but right now he is causing more negative press than positive. Just earlier this month he said kim deserves a star on the strip and he was shoot down by the committee that handles it saying she does not meet the bar for earning a star.

    October 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • S. Carrow

      What to HE_L has she done to be put on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? AND with him at the helm of her life right now she'll never make it and seriously as I believe you are saying, why should she...She just keeps making one mistake after another..let's just put them away someplace...far, far away!!!

      October 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hello

      She is charming and polite and likes too eat

      October 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  44. actually...

    Kanye is right this time. Both Michelle and Kim are Gold-digging attention wh0res.

    October 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      I don't know what country your from but in the United States honor is still important. You may not like her politics or her personally just respect the first lady.

      October 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • actually. ..

      I can't show respect for someone who hates America like she does. She and her husband are bent on destroying the America we know and rebuilding it in their socialist image.

      October 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • @truth

      Go back to the food blog you azz kissing jack azz

      October 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      And you're another conservative moron who is dumber than a spatula.

      October 31, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Excuse me, but...

      Moron = Dimocrat

      October 31, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Oh jeeez! These uneducated right wingers are getting sOOOOOO BOOOORING! Same old lies and bent reality. Benghazi, Umm Obamcare umm Benghazi. Idiots. Why don't you try LEARNING something instead of LYING or spreading LIES of OTHER LIARS.

      November 1, 2013 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  45. ButterFly2013

    Kanye West is about as foolish and dumb as they come. He is an insult to the humane race, let alone an insut to the black race. Really why does the so called news write about anything that he says or does. He is a clownand not worthy of mention.

    October 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Kayne a insult to the Black race? REALLY!! Kayne West is not the spokesperson for the Black race!!! Kayne speaks for Kayne!! You give him too much power!

      October 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • @truth

      And you are an insult to trolls. Go back to the food blog.

      October 31, 2013 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  46. Melissa Brown

    Kanye West is crazy I wish people would stop printing what he say cause he belong in the nut house

    October 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  47. MunchingPerv50

    I wonder how black guys are in bed.

    October 30, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Melissa Jones

    Kanye West is just embarrassing the more he opens his mouth the more people will see how insane he really is.....smh....as for Kim just for being with him well that is enough said...

    October 30, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  49. jujubeans

    More boobs, yay!

    October 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  50. HappyCow22

    Kim's shirt reminded me of when I was a young lass...we no really that was a nightgown I wore in my mid 40's.

    October 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |

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