Vogue Gets Sued over Kim and Kanye’s Controversial Cover
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Social media almost broke down when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover was unveiled on the magazine’s official website, but now the successful publication may be regretting putting the two controversial celebs on its glossy cover.
A forgotten boy-band crooner from the 1970s who sued West last year, claiming the rapper swiped one of his songs for a track on his album “Yeezus,” is now going after Vogue for using the tune in a behind-the-scenes video.
The “exclusive video,” posted on Vogue’s website, “takes you on set with the happy family,” with images of a canoodling Kimye posing with baby North for celebrity photographer Annie Leibowtiz.
Rickey Spicer — who sang lead vocals as a 12-year-old Michael Jackson wannabe for the one-hit-wonder group “The Ponderosa Twins Plus One” — was shocked when he heard his voice in the West title “Bound 2.”
Spicer is suing Vogue’s publisher Conde Nast for an unspecified amount. Meanwhile, the Kardashian camp is claiming that Kimye’s cover is on pace to outsell the most recent covers by Beyonce and Michelle Obama, two women Kanye constantly loves to compare Kim to in interviews and in tabloid fed reports crafted by the Kardashians. However, Vogue claims it can’t confirm those projections.