Kanye West dissed yet another star while doing press rounds for his Yeezus tour and his time his target is not one of his own rival rappers.
The Bound 2 singer criticized Vanity Fair for calling supermodel Kate Upton today's Marilyn Monroe, something he personally finds insulting because he believes his fiancée, Kim Kardashian, deserves that title.
"I have a love-hate relationship with the paparazzi but actually I love them because they empower us over ya know Vanity Fair and Graydon Carter that wanna say Kate Upton is Marilyn Monroe," the rapper said. "Kate Upton ain't Marilyn Monroe. Kim is Marilyn Monroe, you know that. She was controversial. She [is] controversial."
Upton channeled the late star on the September 2013 cover of the magazine, wearing her blond hair in pinned waves, with a cream-colored leotard. She also held a small cake in her hand with a single candle in it, alluding to the famous moment when Monroe said "happy birthday" to President Kennedy. It was the magazine's 100th anniversary celebration.
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Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the 1950s and 60s in films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Seven-Year Itch. She was married three times: to police officer James Dougherty, Yankees' slugger Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller. She was rumored to having an affair with President Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy. She died in 1962 at the age of 36 from what was officially ruled as acute barbiturate poisoning.
Upton, known for graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue two years in a row, has not commented on West's statement.
Kardashian and West have a 5-month-old daughter, North.