Kanye: Kim K is More ‘Influential’ than Michelle Obama

Kanye is at his best when making headlines for all the wrong reasons.  Matter of fact, no one is better at that than Mr. West.  He’s a walking controversy.

Over the past few weeks, “Yeezus” has had numerous radio and television appearances to promote his album, as well as his nationwide “Yeezus” tour where they say “Jesus Christ” himself even hits the stage to perform with Kanye.

During one recent radio promo with Ryan Seacrest, West delivered yet another gem to the listening public, claiming that his new fiancee, industry-jump-off-turned reality star Kim Kardashian, has greater national influence than…wait for it..the first lady of the free world, Michelle Obama.

Take that in for a second.

He also lobbied for his “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” fiance’ to get her first Vogue cover.

“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday,” he said, noting that reality stars have often been overlooked by mainstream fashion magazines. “And collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”

When his Prada-wearing boo landed the cover of CR Fashion Book, West saw it as a transcendent moment.

“[Former French Vogue editor] Carine Roitfeld supports my girl. That’s a breakthrough,” he explained. “There’s a wall of classicism that we are breaking through.”

Without cracking a smile, West said it’s not his intention to be controversial.

“That’s not my concern,” he shared. “My concern is doing God’s work and he’ll work everything else out.”

You can get MORE of this story at E! Online.

Listen/Watch the full interview below:

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