Over the weekend, TMZ had yet another story about how Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were determined to NOT sell North West’s first baby photos to one of the weekly magazines. Apparently, Kim and Kanye were offered as much as $3 million for North’s baby pics, but Kimye has decided against it. Sources told TMZ that Kim and Kanye were now looking into either putting the photos on a social media site, or giving the photos to a major magazine “like Vanity Fair”. And now comes this funny story – Kanye has offered the photos to Anna Wintour at Vogue and Wintour is all “meh”.
Kanye West may be yachting in gorgeous Greece – without Kim Kardashian and baby North – but he’s also busy trying to convince Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour that putting his baby mama and daughter on the cover is a good idea, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
“It’s no secret that Kanye is a huge fan of fashion, Vogue and especially Anna Wintour,” a source close to the musician told RadarOnline.
“But it’s also pretty well-known that Anna is NO fan of Kim or any reality star appearing in the pages of the magazine. Kanye is determined to make sure baby North isn’t photographed by paparazzi then splashed across the world. He knows what he wants — a professional photographer and the cover of Vogue – nothing else. But clearly, trying to persuade Anna is going to be an uphill battle.”
While West’s response from Wintour has been “non-pulsed” and “less than enthusiastic,” the Grammy-winning artist isn’t taking not for an answer. He’s compiled the latest magazine statistics that show reality stars on the covers of fashion publications – especially Kim – can make sales go through the roof.
A recent New York Times article reported that the bestselling Cosmopolitan magazine of the year was the April issue that featured Kim Kardashian on the cover with 1.2 million copies sold. Last year, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star scored a major milestone when she graced the cover of the July-August issue of L’Uomo Vogue, the magazine’s Italian men’s edition. Kanye, who accompanied Kim on that photo shoot, is hoping that issue’s success will help sway Wintour to give Kim the cover of American Vogue.
Back in May, in a fashion slap heard around the world, Vogue editors famously cropped Kim out of its Best Dressed gallery when she appeared with Kanye on the Met Ball red carpet wearing the now famous and universally panned floral print ensemble.
Meanwhile, Kanye is thinking positive and not only has he already reached out to celebrity photographers Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino to do the photo spread, but he also has Kim working out with top trainers to get into the shape of her life in preparation of the shoot, says the source.
“Kanye is convinced that he’s going to make this happen,” adds the source.
Even though you have to love Wintour for putting up such a fight against the Kardashian family, I think that if Kanye really wants America’s Baby to appear in Vogue, he’s probably going to get it. Wintour knows that the issue will sell like crazy if she puts North West on the cover! Still, I do think Vanity Fair is the better bet. God knows, I would actually enjoy seeing a VF cover with actual living celebrities, you know?
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.
I laughed so hard when I heard about this, largely because I was picturing The Wintour Queen’s face as she shot down this idea. Vogue has never gone the “celeb baby” route AFAIK and I doubt they ever will.
That said, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the kid on the cover of Vanity Fair. They did it with Suri Cruise, after all.
RadarOnline keeps recycling the same story over and over again. They just add in a couple of new words and the some media outlets run with the same story. When Kanye debuts baby North it will be on his terms and his website.
Yeah, but that was Tom Cruise’s kid, back when people still liked Tom Cruise. Kim is a reality show loser and Kayne is famous, but not that famous, despite what he thinks.
I think that any reputable magazine that features these two is completely classless – let them have the cover of Star or its ilk.
No it was after the whole jumping on sofa oprah thing. If I could pinpoint a moment where Toms career jumped the shark. It was that moment 🙂
Yeah. Vogue might go for a cover featuring KANYE and little Japanese Seaweed, but I think they’ll always crop Famewhore Extraordinaire Kartrashian out of the photo.
I doubt Vogue wants to be thought of as akin to Cosmopolitan, either. Their advertisers alone might prevent them from putting Uber-Famewhore on their cover.
A baby on a cover of vogue? Really?
Well, they could put Kanye on it, and that would be a GIANT BABY on the cover….
It just might happen. hahahaha
Nuclear Wintour will never do that. Vogue buyers want haute couture models, not babies, not potato headed rappers, and certainly not Kimmode Kartrashian. She would die first.
I wont happen. How come no one is talking about how badly his new album is selling, seems like the kardashian association is hurting his brand.
even more reason to drag out the baby pic drama. it keeps people from bringing that up.
I just opened this ’cause I’m hoping someone might explain Kanye West to me – I’ve never listened to his music – didn’t like most, so I’d like to know who his audience is or why he is so precious to media?
he is a great artist, i think better than jay…
even if you don’t like rap or spoken word, listen to the lyrics and delivery in context. even the bull crap self obsessed ones are smart and makes you wanna cheer… and his collaborations are fun
now about his last album… i dunno…
I used to listen to some hip-hop; Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys…guess I should google his music.
So yes I saw this elsewhere. I’ve already stopped buying Vogue thanks to Anna Wintour caving into Kanye about the Met Ball and old Kimmode. I don’t doubt that Anna will cave into this spoiled rotten man-child on this as well and if so well Vogue can just suck it for ever. How yuky to see this so called family on the cover of Vogue. When is Kanye going to keep his promise and move all three to Paris where he can make his music in peace? It appears to be never.
Do you think they were offered $3 million? They certainly want us to think that they were, cause I think this is the second or third time they have mention it?
i thnk they wanted 3 M
whether or not they were offered it is a different story
Kimye’s baby on the cover of Vogue (with Kim of course)? That would put it right up there with Star and National Enquirer. Wintour must rue the day she befriended Kanye. Also he must be the only person on the planet with an ego big enough to keep pitching this after a NO from Anna.
He’s off yachting and not bonding with his daughter?
Yet he couldn’t bother to yacht in Greece with Kim just a couple months ago when she was there. I guess his music and then his vacationing are his priorities.
Why are people continually surprised that Kanye actively avoids the filming of KUWTK? That Greece trip wasn’t a vacation, it was paid for by the show and was a part of filming. Granted, tha would be an awfully nice way to work.
Plus, its pretty clear to everyone at this point that Kanye just isnt that into Kim. If he chooses to go yachting in the Mediterranean than hang with you and your brand new baby? Girl, he’s just not that in to you.
That must be wrong. PMK told Obama that Kanye doesn’t even take vacations!
It’ll be a cold high noon on Tatoonie before this happens. Just make a facebook and post it if you really care, aie. Considering that’s all my feed is and every other late 20’s to early 30’s people feeds are anyway (babies), no one will care.
Kanye probably wanted a Kimye family photo on the Vogue september issue
I thought Kanye didn’t vacation, per Kris Jenner?
HAHAHAHAHA! i’m going with “when hell freezes over.”
Since Kanye thinks he is Jesus or something, has all this money etc, why doesn’t he create his own magazine and put Kim and the baby on the first issue’s cover? He claims to be the best creative genius in the world and can do no wrong. Geez, Kanye…use your head!
Ok hold up Kaiser. I feel like you missed the story within the story here. What is Kanye doing yachting in Greece when he has a newborn? You have a baby you fool! What are you doing going away on vacation without your baby?! My hubby was home with me for the first 2 weeks and has raced home from work everyday since! smdh
I thought that was so odd, too, for a new father to leave the country so soon after the baby was born to…vacation? I could see where it might be necessary for business reasons, but to voluntarily leave? I’d be hurt, I think.
Plus, why go to Greece now? Why not when Kim and her family were there filming for their show while she was still pregnant? It makes no sense. You vacation in the same place as your girlfriend, but not at the same time and not together. What is that?
I just hope he turns out to be a good dad. Otherwise none of this crap matters. Besides until they are a year or so older they just look like happly little blobs- kinda like K&K the more i think about it.
Seriously, how have we still not seen this baby yet? Enough already.
The drama, ugh! Personally I could care less if we never see that baby. So sick of the way they are treating her like she’s the only baby to have ever been born, and Kim is the only woman to have ever given birth. Get over yourselves already.
Just don’t give the kid that AWful ‘do.
The people who would buy an issue of Vogue with Kim and a baby on the cover are NOT the ones the advertisers in Vogue want. Since the advertisers pay the bills at Vogue, Ana doesn’t care about more sales to people who don’t fit the magazine’s core demographic.
Stay strong, Ana!
And TBH, I have no idea why anyone cares about celebrity babies in the first place.
I lol”d picturing Kim on a hamster wheel thinking, “I’m going to be in Vogue” until she was out of breath. It’s all apart of her master plan, Pinky……oh my god thats who these two remind me of. Except Kim is defo Pinky. Kanye is the brain just because of the megalomania.
This woman is supposed to be the arbiter of all that is fashionable? Someone should tell her she’s old (no matter how many facelifts she’s had) and that nobody wants to see her in a sleeveless dress with her elephant trunk arms. Jesus, the sag.
Kim, is that you?
Or is it Pimp Mama Kris?
After all these years, I still think of Vogue as being one of the few legitimate magazines left. After all these years, I still consider KK tripe. It would be like serving a potted meat sandwich on white bread in a fancy restaurant with nice lighting. People will still know, and they might not come back.
Yep, those KK people are “offal” and I never want to see them on a Vogue cover. Anna, hold the line!
KW is very taken with his own artistry but I find his lyrics tasteless. He radiates hostility. It was funny when he last guested on SNL that no one on stage at the end approached or spoke with him. Other performers were embracing, laughing, talking & KW stood there, stage front, glaring, & all alone in the crowd.
Yeah, Anna Wintour is going to jump all over covering Vogue with a woman who sells her clothing line in SEARS. I see that happening…NOT!
It’s odd that he would target Wintour given her history with Kim? His desperation is just embarrassing. The guy is a joke.