Kanye Has Issue With Vogue's Lena Cover
And he tells Anna Wintour all about it
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2014 10:43 AM CST
In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian leave after attending Givenchy's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection in Paris.   (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, File)

(Newser) – Kanye West really, really wants Anna Wintour to put Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue. So when Lena Dunham ended up on the cover recently, West was not happy. At a Beverly Hills Polo Lounge lunch, the rapper confronted magazine editor Anna Wintour, insisting that Kardashian is "just as talented as Lena, if not more so," a source tells Radar. "Kanye thinks that Kim has a much bigger fan base and appeal" than the Girls creator, too, the source adds.

Another source previously told the gossip site that Wintour "is no fan of Kim or any reality star appearing in the pages of the magazine," but a different source says she's now "open to the idea" of putting Kardashian on the cover of the magazine's French or Italian edition. "She hopes that will get Kanye off of her back," the insider says. "There would still be some backlash if Anna allowed that to happen, but not as much if Kim were to appear on the US edition." In other Kanye news, he also recently settled with the teenager he was accused of punching.

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Jan 31, 2014 11:46 AM CST
I guess this is the new way to do business in the entertainment industry. You just walk over, interrupt the lunch of one of the most important fashion icons in the world (who obviously is not a god like you) and make a heavy handed "suggestion" that your wife, known only for being known, be on the cover of the most elite fashion magazine in the world. Today the world just got stupider.
Jan 31, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Does anyone really care what Kanye wants? I want his lips sewn shut, but I don't get my wish.
Jan 31, 2014 8:00 AM CST
Thugs and tarts have taken over show business. I suppose this has always been the case, but they used to become respectable when they became famous. Today they just remain the lowlife that they are. Perhaps Vogue should print some stills of Kanye and Kim's classy porn tape on the cover. Some of us haven't seen it yet.