Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have graced the covers of magazines dozens of times separately, but until now, they’ve only appeared on one cover together. They made headlines back in April 2014 for their joint Vogue cover shoot, as the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple (and potentially, world’s longest hashtag, but I digress…) and now, they’re at it again, continuing their domination of the fashion world and proving why they’re still the world’s most talked-about couple… more than two years later.
This time, the couple is on the Icons issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and their joint interview is truly something to behold. How is it possible to learn more about a couple who appear on reality TV, while simultaneously tweeting, Snapchatting and Instagramming their daily lives? That is, when they aren’t being tracked down by hordes of fans and photographers. As with all things Kim and Kanye, these two always have more to share with the public — and this interview is chock-full of odd gems.
1. On each other’s favorite body parts
If you thought Kanye is obsessed with Kim’s butt the way the rest of the world is, you thought wrong.
Kanye: “Is the face a body part? My favorite body part of Kim’s: heart.”
Kim: “Awww, now I have to say the same. But of my own, I like my upper stomach. I just seem to always have abs. When I’m not really pregnant, I have a great two-pack. [Laughs.] And of Kanye’s? I have to say his heart. And I’ve always loved his legs.”
2. On their all-time favorite songs
Surprise, surprise. Kim picked a Kanye song.
Kanye: “‘All Along the Watchtower.'” The Jimi Hendrix cover.
Kim: “I really like the song ‘Only One’ [West with Paul McCartney].”
3. On their favorite Taylor Swift song
Ouch, sorry, Taylor!
Kanye: “For me? I don’t have one.”
Kim: “I was such a fan of hers.”
4. Kanye on his favorite book
Back in 2009, ‘Ye said he was a “proud non-reader of books,” and it turns out, he still doesn’t dig ’em.
Kanye: “Yeah, I don’t have an answer for that.”
5. Kanye on the historical figure he identifies with
His aspirations are pretty high, but would you expect any less?
Kanye: “Us? Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe — all day. Next question.”
6. Kanye on his hidden talent
I’m officially scared.
Kanye: “I can analyze people’s intentions. Immediately. That’s just a warning. To everyone.”
7. Kanye on his biggest insecurity
Remember when he said he was $53 million in debt? Yeah, so does he…
Kanye: “I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don’t have any insecurities.”
Kim: “Then you didn’t have any debt; it seemed to all figure it out.”
8. Kanye on… thinking
Kanye: “Here’s something that’s contrary to popular belief: I actually don’t like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don’t. I do not like to think at all. I think about things to put them in a place where I don’t have to think about them anymore. Say if I had a child with a really bad mom, I would have to think more than if I had a child with a good mom. I’m just doing my homework early. I told my trainer today, I’m a mix of a 14-year-old high schooler and a 60-year-old guy. It can never fall into the 30s or the 40s. It has to be 100 percent 60 or 100 percent 14, no in between.”
9. On sleeping
Don’t get between ‘Ye and his shut-eye.
Kanye: “I can sleep. I love sleep; it’s my favorite.”
Kim: “He took me to a fashion meeting in Paris once. I’d never met these people; I was so nervous. It was the beginning of our relationship, and I didn’t know anyone in fashion. And he passed out at the table. I’m like, ‘I’m so sorry, we’re jet-lagged.’ You don’t know the number of times I’ve had to say that. I always flat-out lie that he’s jet-lagged, even if we’ve been home for months. [Laughs.] Me? I’m up at like 6 a.m. With my trainer, running up the hill you drove up to get here.”
10. Kanye on fashion and… communication
Kanye: “I just want to build a collection that’s around me and my wife and my kids. Because Kris and the family, they have the power of communication. This is the No. 1 communications company.”
11. On his impact on fashion
Great question, Kanye.
Kanye: “What designer on the planet can sell, consistently, 40,000 shoes. In two minutes?”
Kim: “One minute.”
12. On nude selfies
Kanye: “I love her nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones and the front. I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity. And I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it’s important for Kim to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.”
Kim: “I used to do nude selfies in my single days. You’d get a good cock shot here and there. [Laughs.] Gotta keep it rock ‘n’ roll. … Yeah, it’s all about scale. You don’t become a rock star for no reason.”
13. Kim on her infamous nude selfie
Oh, OK then.
Kim: “I was about to get in the shower; I took a nude selfie, kept it in my phone for over a year. I just liked the picture, so I was like,’Let me put censor bars on it and post it.’ I don’t do things to be like, ‘This is powerful. I’m going to show you guys that this is my ‘message.’ I’m not that type of person. I’m empowered by it, but I’m not doing it specifically to show power.”
14. On who’s vainer
Kim: “I mean, me.”
Kim: “Yeah, what is the definition of vain? I want to look up exactly what the definition is. [Googles.] Vain, definition: ‘having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities or worth.'”
15. On tweeting and deleting
Kim: “I don’t regret any tweets. I’m not a tweeter and deleter. So I have no regrets.”
16. On the last thing she bought Kanye
Kim: “I rented an island for his birthday. A far, far away place where no one can find us.”
Kanye: “You see, those are the type of statements that make people not like us, more so than the ‘I’m the best’ statement. It’s more the ‘Oh, yeah, I just rented an island for his birthday …’ You know in Meet the Parents, Owen Wilson’s character? All of our shit is like Owen Wilson’s character; he’s like, ‘This is when we jumped off Mount Everest, and we wore turtle flight suits or whatever.'”
17. Kanye on what he’d do if he were invisible
Kanye: “Women’s locker room.”
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