Spoof Has Michelle Obama Slamming Kanye West

In a piece at Grantland, Rembert Browne writes a feigned yet hard-hitting rejoinder from Michelle Obama to Kanye West in response to remarks the rapper made about the first family. 

The first family (Shawn Thew/Getty Images)

Rembert Browne writes a fake letter from Michelle Obama to Kanye West at Grantland in response to some remarks the musician made about the first family in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "Michelle" writes, "It's laughable for my 21-year marriage to be mentioned on the same website as your thing with Kim."

Kanye West recently spoke to Ryan Seacrest about a number of things. Here's one of the things he said.

There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue. She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday … and collectively we're the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day … so it's to say when we are there and [editor-in-chief of French Vogue] Carine Roitfeld supports my girl, that's a breakthrough … there's a wall of classism that we are breaking through."

I can only imagine this is what Michelle Obama had to say in response.

Dear Kanye,

Hi, it's Michelle. Michelle Obama, Barack's wife. Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America.

That makes me the First Lady of the United States of America. Me = Michelle Obama ...

I once overheard some of our summer interns talking about you — about how mad you get when you're compared to other rappers, because your peers are Jesus and Jobs and Walt Disney. I heard it and actually respected that. It shows you have some drive to be a great man. You should fight to get your respect. I see my husband, the President of the Free World, get disrespected every day. And it tears me apart.

So you have to understand where I'm coming from when I say it's laughable for my 21-year marriage to be mentioned on the same website as your thing with Kim ...

My husband's not moving our family out the country so you can't see where we stay. Because he runs the country, you see.