So Kanye West is covering VMAN #21, which hits newsstands today. That’s not extraordinary in and of itself, because Kanye’s got an album to promote and it wouldn’t be a Kanye West promotional bonanza without him saying outlandish shit to magazines about Persian rugs and dressing like a snake and WHY WON’T YOU LET ME BE GREAT.

What is remarkable about this news from the V team: Karl Lagerfeld shot the cover and accompanying editorial. And Karl Lagerfeld said this of ‘Ye:

“His strength is mixing music and fashion.  He has an instant instinct for what looks and sounds good.  He makes everything new and different.”

Yup. Karl Lagerfeld said something nice about somebody and, for the life of me, I can’t detect anything back-handed or vicious.

Am I missing something?