Anna Wintour Speaks Out About Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover, Clears Up The Rumors

03/21/2014 05:08 pm ET | Updated Mar 21, 2014

When news broke that Kim Kardashian finally landed the coveted Vogue cover of her dreams, the Internet immediately went abuzz with both kind and not-so-kind words, a whole bunch of hilarious #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple memes and ... some more not-so-kind words.

And now, as expected, Anna Wintour has put out a statement of her own, in response to fans and haters alike, Us Weekly reports. Vogue's head honcho comments on the relevancy Kimye has in today's society and her thoughts on the photo itself. She even went so far as to clear up those "begging rumors:"

"Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)"

"As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue's cover. He did nothing of the sort," she explained. "The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn't true."

We'll leave it up to you to decide whether or not Kanye had something to do with the cover, but in the meantime, check out the cover again ... just in case you missed the Internet explode with images earlier today.

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