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.”


Filed under: Celebrities • Kanye West

soundoff (51 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. 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 |
  3. carol

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

    November 3, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 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 |
  5. 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 |
  6. I'm wearing a merken

    Kanye is a pig and his girlfriend a tramp.

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

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

    November 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 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 |
  9. 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 |
  10. 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 |
  11. 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 |
  12. Won Jilson

    You got that right.

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

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

    November 1, 2013 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. 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 |
  15. Poor Kanye

    Do you like fishsticks?

    October 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. 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 |
  17. 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 |
  18. 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 |
  19. 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 |
  20. Jo

    He's an idiot.

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

    Huge

    October 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. 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 |
  23. 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 |
  24. 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 |
  25. 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 |
  26. jujubeans

    More boobs, yay!

    October 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  27. 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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