On Monday (March 31), the April issue of the magazine hit newsstands, giving readers an inside glimpse at Kim, Kanye and daughter North West’s luxurious and extravagant lifestyle, having us come to the conclusion that they have three loves in their lives: art, fashion and family.
Kim and Kanye talk extensively about all of that and much more, including wedding plans and how they spend their date nights, which is why we’ve rounded up eight can’t-miss moments from their candid Vogue interview.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 24, 2014
1. Fashionista In Training
Kim and Kanye may have landed the cover of the magazine, but the real star of the spread is baby North.
“I take pictures of her all the time and dress her up,” Kim said. “I put Kanye’s big chains around her, and I put a little Louis bag and some Jordan’s and I was like ’what up daddy?’ ”
And being that she is a daughter of a hip-hop star, Kanye already has her starring in her own videos. The magazine reveals that Kanye takes short stop-frame videos of her in her natural movement and edits them to make it appear as if she’s break dancing.
2. Kanye Lives In A Dream World
Kanye talks extensively about his love for art and his creative process, comparing it to a relationship since it is “grueling,” “fun,” “fulfilling” and “daunting,” but another passion of his is fantasy.
“I’m really into fantasy as you know. I’m obsessed with Walt Disney and Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki,” Kanye said. “Kim is like a fantasy, period. She’s like a dream girl and I think a dream girl should live in a dream world.”
Kim added, “I do live in a dream world, the fact that I’m waking up tomorrow, shooting for Vogue, I get to play dress-up every single day of my life, have my dream fiancé, my dream baby, you know?”
3. Here Comes The Bride
In between their busy work schedules, Kim and Kanye have been planning their reported May wedding in the city of love and light — and another place they call home — Paris.
“People are probably assuming we’re going to have this massive wedding and I think that it will be — but intimate,” Kim revealed. “Two hundred people — just all of our closest friends — a special night for us and all the people that really love us and that have supported us.”
4. Kimye’s Date Nights
The public always see Kimye dressed in designer duds, going to the best restaurants and hanging with the fellow rich-and-famous, but what is a typical date night for Kim and Kanye? Actually, it’s pretty low-key.
“I just love a romantic comedy and a love story. I could watch love stories all day,” Kim said. “There’s nothing that we love more than to just hang out and go to movies. So we drive to Malibu or Santa Barbara and figure out how to get into places alone.”
And date nights don’t stop when Kanye is on tour or Kim is away on business. She revealed that they sometimes spend six or eight hours on the phone every day.
5. Love At First Sight
The couple first met in a recording studio back in 2003, and while they didn’t spark a romantic connection right away, Kanye was smitten.
“Basically, you know, she was always my favorite girl,” Kanye said. There was no girl in the world that could pull me away from her.”
Both went on to several different relationships, with Kim being married and divorced to Kris Humphries, before reconnecting in 2012, a combination that Kanye described as “nuclear.”
“It took a couple years for us figure it out … but we always stayed friends,” Kim said. “They say the first year of a relationship is tough, but imagine adding so many people — just the world — into the mix.”
6. Haters Are Gonna Hate
Kim may admit that the hardest part of their relationship is “trying to keep the outside world from breaking our bond,” but that comes with the territory when you’re the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple.
“It’s hard to be the first and yes, we want to be the first and the best — that might come off the wrong way, but it’s true,” Kanye said “You’re the one that runs into the woods for the first time and comes back with all the scratches on your face, but anytime they make a mockery of us, they are not looking at the ground we are breaking, but just making jokes out of the scratches we got on our face.”
7. Who Runs The World? Kim.
In case you were wondering, Kim wears the pants in the relationship.
“Once you get a wifey, your wife basically runs your life. Everything you do is based on wifey,” Kanye said. “It’s really interesting that we’re on the front lines of a few difference concepts at the same time. You’ve got the interracial thing; you have a mega-media and mega-art crash; you have, you know the Vogue and reality show combination. There’s a lot of new frontiers being broken in 2014.”
8. Be Prepared For A Whole Lot Of Dopeness
Despite what you may think about Kimye’s relationship, they have no plans on taking a step back from the public eye. In fact, they are just getting started.
“She created something really powerful that the universe connected with, and I created something that people connect with, and then when we combine our information … we can help communicate and educate and just bring more dopeness in general,” Kanye said. “It’s really just about dopeness at the end of the day.”