Vogue Gets Sued over Kim and Kanye's Controversial Cover


Vogue Gets Sued over Kim and Kanye’s Controversial Cover

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Photo Credit: Vogue

Photo Credit: Vogue

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.

According to Page Six, the magazine is getting sued because the cover shoot video included music Kanye allegedly used without permission:

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.

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. robertaclash

    April 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm


  2. Queen

    April 19, 2014 at 3:54 pm


  3. Ms. Jackson

    April 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    I’m not surprised. Everything Kim touches goes to sh-t. Not only does she mess up the careers of all the men she dates, but now she’s managed to mess up Vogue. Oh well, Anna should have never put her on the cover like she deserved to be there in the first place. I wonder how many subscribers they lost.

    • SMH

      April 19, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      All of this.

    • Mary Jane

      April 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm


  4. Peachy

    April 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This explains why they put that fake statement out there claiming Kim’s cover outsold Bey and Michelle’s. They were trying to cover up the fact that Vogue was getting sued. They are a very clever bunch.

    • The Truth

      April 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm


  5. Nessa

    April 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    LOL. Another fail for Kim and Kanye. Oh well. I guess it’s worth it because Kim’s lifelong dream was to cover Vogue. Ugh.

  6. Anonymous

    April 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    This is Vogue’s karma. They really let down their loyal readers with this publicity stunt. I know I will never buy another Vogue again. I’ll let the ratchets have at it now.

  7. Gabriella

    April 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Oh well this is just the beginning of Vogue problems. Anna Wintour has lost all credibility because of this cover. I don’t care how many magazines this issue sells Vogue is taking a hit for this. I’m still scratching my head how Kim and Kanye got a cover over Victoria Beckham.

  8. Anonymous

    April 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    This is exactly what Kanye gets for trying so hard to turn this woman into Beyonce. He’s looking real desperate out here and taking L’s left and right.

    • Moe

      April 19, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Right. What is his obsession with Bey anyway? That’s his BFFs wife. It’s just weird to me.

  9. Fashionista

    April 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    LOL yikes.

  10. Yeah I Said It!

    April 19, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    It’s going to be real interesting to see where Vogue will be in a few years after all this.

  11. Porsha

    April 19, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Well well well.

  12. Anonymous

    April 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm


  13. Mona

    April 19, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Poor dat.

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