Kanye West is a man in love -- so in love that he may even be blinded by it.
The 36-year-old rapper has been gushing non-stop about his new fiancee Kim Kardashian, but, after his interview on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Oct. 29, it's becoming apparent that his judgement might also be rose-colored.
While chatting with Seacrest, West was asked what frustrates him, to which he replied:
"Now for me, what I want to create isn’t about black and white, but the reason why I’m not able to create what I want to create is about being black and is about classism. And that’s that wall when I took [Kim] 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," he told Seacrest. He also brought up the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has decreed Kardashian ineligible for the honor because she's a reality star.
"And classism has been going on before racism ... No, we’re classist. We have our cool table. We got our house in the Hamptons. We got our boat, and we got our ticket to the Met Ball … And there’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue," West said. "She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like every day ... and collectively we’re the most influential with clothing."
West continued, "No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day." And when Kim landed the cover of CR Fashion Book, the rapper saw it as a breakthrough. "[Former French Vogue editor] Carine Roitfeld supports my girl. That's a breakthrough. There's a wall of classism that we are breaking through."
It's clear that West feels like he's fighting for both he and Kim to break through some barriers, but his comparisons to the Obamas are likely to draw ire from more than a few. Of course, name dropping the president could be his attempt to make sure Obama keeps mentioning him as well.
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