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Talk about supermodel shade! We surely haven’t seen or heard the last on Kimye‘s Vogue cover.

For a segment of “The Original Supermodel” on Australia’s The Morning Show, Naomi Campbell was asked for her opinion on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s latest achievement. (click here to see).

The British supermodel responded diplomatically, “I do not want to comment”. After a little hesitation, she burst out laughing.

She later added “I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years. And when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career…. a stepping stone to achieve that.”

Not impressed by her reply, one of the hosts said “Kim and Kanye haven’t earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?”, to which she responded with “Those are your words…not mine. I’m being politically correct.”

Watch the clip.

Photo Credit: Zimbio | Vogue

68 Comments

  1. Gistyinka Blog

    March 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Hmmmm She truly diplomatic.

  2. Iris

    March 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    LMFAO. I bloody love her.

    • Colour Purple

      March 26, 2014 at 9:01 am

      See pot calling kettle black. Naomi that has slept with all and sundry, fought with people up and down like an ojuoelgeba toutina, done all forms of hard drugs has mouth to talk just because she doesn’t have a sex tape????. KMT! Hypocrite Oshi! I think their pictures are beautiful, more power to them.

    • sigh

      March 26, 2014 at 11:50 am

      How is she a hypocrite? She is defending fashion as a real and deliberate career not an accidental thing as Kim and many others. Real supermodels complain about celebrity covers all the time.
      She’s not talking about personal lives or being a role model… Some of you need to get out more.

    • Leila

      March 26, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      And you came to these conclusions how? Has she ever slept with you Father, Husband or Boyfriend. So much venom, calm down girlie it’s just one life so live Daaaarling.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    March 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    They dont want kim and kanye there bcos kanye is black as simple as abc……
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

    • divadivine

      March 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      and Naomi is what color?

    • Straight4ward

      March 26, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Green! I suppose. Ask them o my dear. Just goes to show you how stupid some people can be. they just don’t think before speaking. if they haven’t played the racist game, they can’t live.

    • Naveah

      March 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      What are you talking about? Do you follow pop culture at all or are you just talking? The disparagement is coming because of Kim who got famous through a sex tape and a reality show. This is a CLASS thing not a race thing!

    • AVID BLOG READER

      March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Urm Naomi is black and she has graced the cover many many times. This is not about race. it is about people being fed up of the talentless Kardashians

    • toluh

      March 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      dumb

    • L'afrique

      March 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Seriously dumb! Where’s that goon (CallMeMsNotMrs abi what’s her name) from another post that said people bully edDREAMZ? Can you now see what we cannot tolerate his lousy comments?

    • kk

      March 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      And Naomi is white!!!

    • Nma

      March 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      WTH? Do u live under olumo rock?? Because Kanye is black ke? What race is Naomi who has appeared on the cover. The shade is due to Kim not Kanye. People do not think she deserve it because of how she attained her fame.

      Naomi’s shade was heavyyyyyyy. LMAO!

    • @1bougiechick

      March 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      In fact the #shade was magnificent! 😀 I respect the shade sha! So much so I blogged about it here: blameitonthebougie.wordpress.com

    • Sylvonce

      March 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Cant blame u for this comment cuz u are currently outta planet earth whr real humans’ live
      Odiegwu.com!

    • JAy_gIRL

      March 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      A mind is indeed a terrible thing to waste!!!

    • Thirdkulturekid

      March 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      March edition, Riri was on the cover. Please know your facts before stating them

    • Hurperyearmie

      March 26, 2014 at 8:08 am

      I have told you guys he is a local guy from pakurumo blog even those at pakurumo blog are telling him to stay away ‘cos he is whack and talks like an illiterate

    • Bella

      March 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Seriously … so what colour is Naomi, Beyoncé, Riri. Jo, do your research before spewing seriously unintelligent comments on BN. The shade here for anyone with 5 basic senses and with or without common sense is the way Kim K is foreseen to have attained her fame, through the sex tape with Ray J. Darling, as much as we’d love to race thing, the fact is this has nothing to do with Kanye but all to do with Kim, she is perceived as a talentless person who doesn’t deserve the cover of any reputable magazine that has showcased millions of women who work for their success.

    • @1bougiechick

      March 27, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you! and lets not forget the Naomi and Puff Daddy (Mario Testino) cover shot. This is not a black thing purely about Kim K, personally I wouldn’t have given her the cover *shrugs*
      blameitonthebougie.wordpress.com

    • Sheri berri

      March 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Must you talk? i have refrained from getting at you countless times on these posts. But today I really have to tell you that YOU ARE SENSLESS. Just go away! nobody wants you heereeeeee. Im so annoyed! You just want to show you sef get sense and you don’t, playing the race card that has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MATTER. GO AWAYYYYY

  4. O~Intuition!

    March 25, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    She had good choice of words…. Good Responses!

    • Nonye

      March 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      I soooo agree! She actually supports Kimye and knows the value of a Vogue cover. Her comment on the importance reveals her position. Me thinks she is happy for them but prefers not to be the one to bell the cat.

  5. divadivine

    March 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    all hail the QUEEN! Love you Naomi :*

  6. her

    March 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    All hail queen Naiomi

  7. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    March 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    WELL SAID NAOMI.

  8. Concerned_Boyfriend

    March 25, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Great response!.. That’s what that irritant called Dencia needs to learn…DECORUM!!..Get your point across without being malicious or vulgar.

    • Rose Okwy

      March 27, 2014 at 12:34 am

      Kpom kwem!!!

  9. ss

    March 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    why are people upset over some people being on a mere piece of paper?? be upset over serious issues such as polygamy in kenya and child marriages that are occuring in different parts of the world.. this vogue thing won’t even feed or affect any of us in anyway…

    • NO

      March 26, 2014 at 12:28 am

      Pls vacate this place and go to some political blog. Bye

  10. Warri Babe

    March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    She said it all!! I really don’t feel any excitement regarding the cover, and seems like Anna Wintour (EIC Vogue) just needed to have a break over Kanye’s rants#myopinion

  11. Fabulicious

    March 25, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love Noami Campbell jare. Other people are too busy kissing ass to express how they feel.

  12. girly

    March 25, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    so I love naomi campbell and all, like she is the queen of SLAAAYYY!! but its funny that people are commenting based on kim’s sex tape. Like it’s just unfortunate that the tape got out, naomi flied from man to man, did drugs but yet she is “classy” like she is actually classy to me but people talk like they are perfect and it’s just unfortunate that we let these people control us. Kim kardashian is on the cover of vogue and it’s causing a frenzy? like there is a missing plane, there is a situation in ukraine etc. Vougue is just paper from tree like calm down.

    • Ada Nnewi

      March 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Love your reply!!!! Anyone that thinks Naomi Campbell is classy is probably from Jupiter like Ed Dreamzz

  13. Queen Bee

    March 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    A lot of models are not happy that actresses and reality show ‘stars’ are taking magazine covers and even cosmetics contracts away from them. To a model being on the cover of Vogue is the equivalent of winning the Grand Derby or the Oscars. It validates you and opens the road for even more covers like Sports illustrated, Elle etc. Tyra Banks has even mentioned it before on her show ANTM. So I can understand why Naomi feels miffed that Kim is on the cover… I mean, what has she really done to deserve it?

  14. Ruby

    March 25, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    A lot of models are not happy that actresses and reality show ‘stars’ are taking magazine covers and even cosmetics contracts away from them. To a model being on the cover of Vogue is the equivalent of winning the Grand Derby or the Oscars. It validates you and opens the road for even more covers like Sports illustrated, Elle etc. Tyra Banks has even mentioned it before on her show ANTM. So I can understand why Naomi feels miffed that Kim is on the cover… I mean, what has she really done to deserve it?

  15. Cool cat

    March 25, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Ok, so this is Naomi who was a drug addict, has anger issues and hits people over the head. I love her but who was she before she became a fashion model? Everyone has a past and she’s no saint herself. She has slept with just as many men if not more than kim k and I bet she has a tape that just hasn’t been leaked

    • mem

      March 26, 2014 at 2:10 am

      well Naomi was a fashion model first, the drugs came later. so still, she was there cos she was a talented model. Kim isn’t

    • Geebabe

      March 26, 2014 at 5:25 am

      Who was she before she became a model? She has been modelling since she was 15 years old!

  16. nene

    March 25, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    who cares who’s on the cover of vogue? who reads vogue? heck, most of the “models” on vogue have done worse thank kim kardashian but they don’t have videos to prove it. most models are escorts, they do drugs, kim kardashian hardly even drinks. i absolutely loathe kim kardashian but i don’t care that they put her on the cover of a boring magazine, there are many people doing what she’s doing but she got lucky and has created an empire based on her looks and sex tape. who cares??

  17. Amh

    March 26, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I pity kanye west shes going to dump him after marriage if her popularity wanes. Shes ontrolled by her fame hungry mom. I hope ksnye west will not commit sucide cuz she will definately disgrace him and cheat on him, the kardashians will blame kanyes anger blah blah and euin his careeer. Wish she willl date a white girl next so ws to take the cursesomewhere, but no, another black fool will hook up with her.

    • Anon

      March 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Kanye is quite powerful. Momager has and will never have anything on him. Instead, he will ruin Kim.K

  18. Irene

    March 26, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Nigerian encouraging bad things/people. In case you all do not watch TV. Kim or whatever her name is, is not a good role model. A lot of people find her disgusting and for a legend like Naomi Campbell to voice this, it really speaks of how everyone view her. She simply does not fit to be on the cover of any magazine that pple spend their hard end money to buy, the end!

  19. Eby Eke

    March 26, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Pls pple shud free Kim abeg… Wat the hec is wrong with her covering d front page of a magazine… I just hate it when pple point fingers forgetting that the rest of the other fingers at pointing bk at them. Stop worshipping human beings n magazines…all are vanity.. We will all give account someday..and note u stand alone on that day.

  20. Eby Eke

    March 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Thank you @ nene…. Wat is d freaking hype abt dis magazine…. Pple shud stop all dez. Kim dis Kim dat. Those pple are living their lives n do not care about u. Talent or no talent. Stop insulting a human being that God made filled with potentials…every human being has one or two or multiple gifts from God.

  21. lara

    March 26, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Lol Naomi no want wahala, she choose her words carefully….

  22. Bella

    March 26, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Personally, this is just to much drama that no where near necessary, Yes so she made the cover, so what? The US dollar is still a lot more than the naira! abeg, she has done her past and is now in the present and yet human beings will always hold onto the negative – she did a sex tape, so what? granted she is not a role model but last time I checked, we all have individual lives to live and I don’t remember her nominating or announcing to anyone that she wants to be a role model. We have so many other celebs that have done worse than Kim, abeg free the girl . Next month they will be another cover and then what?

  23. Tee

    March 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

    For haters,think of the basis of getting a cover as a model.How would you feel if Dencia or afrocandy got nominated for AMVCA. The same way some question honorary and reacted when Patience Jonathan got one from a university in Asia.Let’s be real for once and stop calling Vogue names and ordinary paper,remember your degree certificate is paper too and that’s what Vogue is to models,unless you don’t understand how the model world works.its one thing to like KimK and defend her regardless but its another when u turn blind eye to the obvious

  24. Getty

    March 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Kim too should do something differently now. Could we say beauty is talent? Abi I’m confused o

  25. chief divalysious

    March 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

    This people should cut these guys sum slacks jor.whats the hype kim kardashian ia a love to hate girl.you cant help but love her.she is a nice gal and fortunate to be athis popular.Let the likes of arrogant naiomi Campbell and the interviewer examine their conscience and let this people be.Let he who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.

  26. Miss Anonymous

    March 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    *yawn* they could be on the cover of Ikebe Super for all I care.

    • Nenye

      March 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      If u Dont care, can u not comment? The comments are for people who want to say something SENSIBLE, okay?

  27. Libra

    March 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Okay guys… Please let us all adopt the TBYC policy on this blog pleaseeeeeeeeeee….TBYC means ( THINK BEFORE YOU COMMENT)

  28. Chelle

    March 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Libra i am with you on this! they should be a test taken to proof that you have read and understood the piece before commenting. Miss Anonymous pls dont put this kinda comments at 1:04pm people are still in their offices and can burst out laughing.

  29. Omo1

    March 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Oh please! Let them give it a rest already..so what?! Kim and Kanye covered Vogue,,big deal! Its a magazine, so ANYBODY can grace it

  30. BUKOLA

    March 26, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    it is about class, to me; naomi campbell is right. kim does not deserve to be there. period.

  31. mabel

    March 26, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Unless you guys have a hold on Ann Wintour… The faces on the cover of VOGUE mag April issue would still be that of Kimmy my darling n Kanye. So choke on that. See Naomi that has been fornicating all her life abegi. When God will judge he will judge wihout being partial. Whether your fornication was on tape o or abeigi all na fornication. So please let it rest already.

  32. zibaintl

    March 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    enough of all dis mere paper talk.what do u mean kim does not deserve been there….u guys say kim is talentless. but she de rock de live her life and u neva reach her for anytin sef….so make una cover una mouth…na bcos of paper cover nai pple just de talk RUBBISH………….GO GIRL KIM…U TOO MUCH.

  33. birdieblue

    March 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    To be honest I can’t remember when last I bought a vogue magazine, but with all these kimye rage flying around I might go get a copy. Or keep an eye for it this time next year hehe. Anyway my point is this, Anna Wintour is just doing her job whether with her fashion integrity screws loose or not shebi we’re all talking about it now and some of us might want to go read what on earth Kimye just had to say in the “holy grail” of the fashion world.
    An increase in tongue wagging equal money in the bank!!

    And as much as I feel the pain of the actual models that do covet and work for these prestigious covers, its not today that movie stars started stealing the paperback spotlight. And seeing reality tv is producing more and more tongue wagging they and WE shouldn’t be surprised that that’s where the magazines will gravitate too.

    By the way the baby is soo cute!!!!

  34. Marvel

    March 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

    It was pretty much the same furore over their baby’s name. Some folks get so emotional over things they have no say in.

  35. Ada Nnewi

    March 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Love your reply!!!! Anyone that thinks Naomi Campbell is classy is probably from Jupiter like Ed Dreamzz

    • Ada Nnewi

      March 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      @mabel..

  36. Nenye

    March 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    SORRY OHH…AS SHE HAS NOW DONE IT NKO? Its done its done, sorry to Naomi kudos to kimye..whether sheraped the vogue editor is not ur issue, she got the part…talk true, is the ish not nice? If Naomi is so classy, she should not insult people on TV or anywhere, be classy. What Kim did before is no one business as she did not do it to you or your brother. Be happy for people cos u might blow someday,okay???

  37. Aframaco

    March 31, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Someone on this blog mentioned that Naomi Campbell was “Green”, my goodness they were spot on. Of course Naomi Campbell is Green…..With Envy !

  38. As If...

    April 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    All this talk about role models and Vogue….when did Vogue become the place to search for role models? Anyway, Kimye are on the cover because Vogue wanted them there. End. Of. Discussion.

  39. Bewa

    April 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    lmao @ Aframaco… your comment was spot on. Anyway, to all the people that keep saying Kim K isn’t talented, or she got famous by accident; while this may be true, its not her fault. the fact remains she’s famous and rich! so whether or not she deserves it, she’s still on the cover. For God sake, you people need to move on from this Kim K issue already. i don’t think any of you saying all these things now will get an opportunity to be on that cover or be the star of your own reality shows and say “Oh! i’m sorry, i simply cannot accept it, I’ve done nothing to deserve it”. she’s top of her game, and all of you are green with envy. Infact you are making her more famous. Get a grip and let her be. Most of you will kill to have what she has. so you can come here and hate well, doesn’t change the fact that she’s living her life. some runs people will also come here and be saying Kim made a sex tape. what about the things you do? you are just lucky people haven’t seen it….. yet.

  40. mimie

    April 11, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Hmmm…inasmuch as Naomi has got a point, still doesn’t change d fact that,.. Kimye got the covers….

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