Kanye West Becomes First Rapper To Cover “The New Yorker”

By Staff  |  09/04/2015

Kanye West covers The New Yorker

Following his recent announcement of plans to run for President of the United States in 2020, The New Yorker gives Kanye West their latest cover.

Artist Barry Blitt illustrates the cover, which he explains: "When one considers Mr. West, it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to be reminded of another scrappy kid who won the Presidency, back in 1948, against all odds. The press wrote him off, too. That's right—Harry Truman."

He refers the photo of the 33rd President holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune announcing that his challenger, Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey, had beaten him in the presidential election in 1948.