Kanye West put his Givenchy-clad foot in his mouth when he insinuated that his sex-tape star girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, had more influence than First Lady Michelle Obama. In the same breath, he pointed out that Mrs. O would not be able to post a scantily-clad swimsuit picture on Instagram like Kim and remarked that President Barack Obama isn’t recognized for his fashion sense.
The rapper’s verbal tirade against the first couple inspired Rembert Browne of Grantland to imagine what Michelle Obama’s response would be. The resulting letter is hilarious and spot-on. Excerpt below:
“So you have to understand where I’m coming from when I say it’s laughable for my 21-year marriage to be mentioned on the same website as your thing with Kim. Imagine if someone compared you to Papoose, Kanye. Well, you’re Barack’s Papoose. And yes, Kim is my Remy Ma. […]
Look, Kanye, I’m a fan. You had me the second you brought along Uncle Charlie Wilson, and there’s no turning back. I don’t think you’re crazy at all, and in fact fully think you’re saying things that other people are scared to articulate. And, of course, Chicago will always bring us together.
Knowing that, never think that I’m not from Chicago for one second. Barack may be from Hawaii, but I will always be from that 312.”
Read the article in full here.
Michelle Obama probably won’t respond to Kanye’s outrageous comments (and she shouldn’t) but if she did, what do you imagine she would say?