Kim Kardashian and Kanye West get their share of publicity via Keeping Up with the Kardashians, celebrity news, movies, music albums and online blogs. As a couple, they are presumably the most talked about and photographed couple in the world. But, the most iconic representation of their true celebrity status lies in a far more classic form of media: magazine covers.
It should be no surprise that in recent years Kim and Kanye have graced the covers of some of the most respected and highly-read magazines in the United States. Whether photographed together or separately, Kim and Kanye have made it on the covers of GQ, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Bazaar, Esquire, Glamour and even Playboy.
Despite the perception, being photographed for the cover of a major publication can bring along some unwanted and unexpected controversy. In one instance, famous fashion supermodel Naomi Campbell was asked about Kim and Kanye’s place together on the cover of Vogue, Campbell responded, “I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years,” Campbell added. “And when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career…. a stepping stone to achieve that.” While politically correct, Campbell clearly took issue with the reality and hip-hop star’s inclusion on the cover.
Vogue’s April cover featuring Kim and Kanye sparked an even more high profile messy situation. 1970′s singer Ricky Spicer sued Vogue Publisher Condé Nast Entertainment for filming a video about the controversial cover that features Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. He sued the publisher over the same song he sued Kanye West in December for sampling his voice without his permission.