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Kanye West a Vampire? The Internet Makes Its Case

Jeremy Blacklow
Yahoo Celebrity
March 25, 2014

Is Kanye a vampire?

The theory that Yeezus is a sunlight-abhorring, blood-craving dark prince has gained (tongue-in-cheek) traction in certain social media circles after proof of his undead-ness surfaced in, of all places, Vogue.

The evidence boils to what appears (or, rather, doesn't appear) in one of the images from the magazine's April spread, featuring West, 36, and fiancée Kim Kardashian, 33.

It all started when BuzzFeed editor Katherine Miller tweeted the above photo — and pointed out that Kanye is not reflected in the mirror in the back of the room.

Let's break down the arguments.

The Case for Kanye Being a Vampire:

— It's clear that his image does not appear in the mirror. And everyone knows that vampires don't reflect in mirrors.

— Kanye appears poised to bite Kim's neck on the magazine's cover.

—This fan-made alternative "Yeezus" cover pretty much sums it up.

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The Case Against Kanye Being a Vampire:

— The lack of reflection could have a more mundane explanation. Kim's head could be blocking out the mirror. The angle of the image could account for the missing reflection. Or perhaps this is just a bad Photoshop job.

— Kanye is often photographed in daylight, and vampires can't go out during the day.

— Oh, and there's the fact that VAMPIRES AREN'T REAL. (Sorry, "Twilight" fans.)

Just to be safe, Yahoo reached out to Vogue, but the mag isn't commenting. We've also stocked up on garlic and stakes.

And clearly, we're not the only ones speculating over this. Fans and media outlets alike are blowing up the topic:

Aside from the vampire truthers, other creative sorts are having a go at the Kimye spread. We particularly like this GIF, playing on Kanye's ego:

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And there's this one too, which gave us a chuckle:

Even Kim's sisters Kylie and Kendall had a little fun and recreated their own version of the cover.

And while she didn't create a meme of the pop power couple, model Naomi Campbell wasn't wowed by Kim and Kanye's placement in the magazine. In an interview with Australia's "The Morning Show," Campbell said she didn't want to comment on the cover "because I am a fashion model and I've been working for 28 years. When you get a Vogue cover, it is a build in your career. And it is a stepping stone to achieve that."

When the reporter pressed about whether the duo deserved the cover, a mindful Campbell replied, "Those are your words, I'm being politically correct. That's Anna Wintour’s choice to put them on the cover of her magazine -- who's to question it?"