The Kanye West World Wide Press Tour (my title, not his) continues. Earlier this week, the rapper/producer/designer/self-proclaimed genius chopped it up at Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station. And later in the week, the newly engaged Chi-Town native took his talents and opinions to Ryan Seacrest. One of our favorite moments of the interview was his explaining why his fiance, Kim Kardashian, is more fashionable than First Lady Michelle Obama. When asked about what frustrates him, he explained:
Or like with the Hollywood Walk of Fame … it’s not the walk of singing … it’s the Walk of Fame … and classism has been going on before racism. We’re classist. We have our cool table … and there’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. 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 with clothing. No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day… so it’s to say when we are there and [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.
He also shared that although he’s grown and matured in certain areas, he hasn’t left one of his vices alone, alcohol. When asked how he handles frustration, he shared:
Just drink! I’m sure I’m not supposed to say that, but I drink Grey Goose. And I’m not getting paid anything from them, but I’m going to tell you as a man – and they said Shakespeare was like a drunk and yes, I said that to blatantly compare myself to Shakespeare – you know, I’m not perfect. And certain mornings or in the evening, and I’m not a falling over drunk, but I’ll pour a little Goose, grab some ice cubes, and just practice patience.
Welp, at least he’s honest.
BTW, should Kim Kardashian land a VOGUE cover?