Kanye West a Vampire? The Internet Makes Its Case

Celebrity News Mar. 26, 2014 AT 11:00AM
Kanye West on March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California When Vogue released an image of Yeezus standing in front of a mirror (yet with no reflection), social media speculated he is a vampire. Credit: GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

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.

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 has reached out to Vogue to get clarification about the photo. And we've also stocked up on garlic and stakes.

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:

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

We'll add more as they keep coming in.

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

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