While I fully admit to dabbling in celebrity culture (the Oscars are my favorite night of the year), there are certain celebrities I refuse to read about. I will NEVER read anything about Lindsey Lohan, for example. I just feel sorry for her and whatever mental illness/drug problem/family issues have led to her sad path. Rihanna and Chris Brown—no thank you. Kim Kardashian is also on that list because, well why? She simply adds nothing to even remotely improve the world as far as I can tell. So when I saw Ms. Kardashian along with Kanye on the April cover of Vogue, I assumed I would ignore the story entirely.
But then, I started reading. And just like a gruesome accident, I could not turn away. As I suspected, they are vapid, vacant and completely out of touch with reality.
Here are my favorite tidbits from the article, thus saving you from actually having to read the whole thing on your own. You’re welcome:
Small wonder that Kim idolizes Elizabeth Taylor, whom she first became aware of as a supportive friend of Michael Jackson. Taylor once lent Kim her Cleopatra cape for a photo shoot, and Kim conducted Taylor’s last interview (by phone and e-mail), about her legendary jewels. “Everything seemed so selfless for her,” Kim remembers. “We talked about the jewelry and how it ultimately didn’t belong to her; she just wanted to help people.” When Taylor’s estate was sold to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, Kim even acquired some of those jewels herself. She also went to look at Taylor’s house. “It was just so enchanting,” she remembers, “with a garden with really pretty trellises and beautiful roses, but it wasn’t realistic for me to purchase. It only had a one-car garage.”
North’s parents have already involved her in their creative lives. “I take pictures of her all the time and dress her up,” says Kim. “I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordans, and I was like, ‘What up, Daddy?’ ” Kanye, meanwhile, has made an adorable little stop-frame video of North caught in her natural movements that he’s edited to make it appear as if she’s break-dancing.
“I’m really into fantasy as you know. I’m obsessed with Walt Disney and Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki,” Kanye said. “Kim is like a fantasy, period. She’s like a dream girl and I think a dream girl should live in a dream world.”
Kim added, “I do live in a dream world, the fact that I’m waking up tomorrow, shooting for Vogue, I get to play dress-up every single day of my life, have my dream fiancé, my dream baby, you know?”
“It’s hard to be the first and yes, we want to be the first and the best — that might come off the wrong way, but it’s true,” Kanye said “You’re the one that runs into the woods for the first time and comes back with all the scratches on your face, but anytime they make a mockery of us, they are not looking at the ground we are breaking, but just making jokes out of the scratches we got on our face.”
“Once you get a wifey, your wife basically runs your life. Everything you do is based on wifey,” Kanye said. “It’s really interesting that we’re on the front lines of a few difference concepts at the same time. You’ve got the interracial thing; you have a mega-media and mega-art crash; you have, you know the Vogue and reality show combination. There’s a lot of new frontiers being broken in 2014.”
“She created something really powerful that the universe connected with, and I created something that people connect with, and then when we combine our information … we can help communicate and educate and just bring more dopeness in general,” Kanye said. “It’s really just about dopeness at the end of the day.”
image c/o Vogue