What Does Kim Think About Kanye’s Rants? Her Own Social Media Accounts Might Hint At The Answer
Kanye West's recent Twitter antics have been hard to miss. They were the fanfare and fireworks for the release of his latest album, the confused, controversial The Life of Pablo. Many celebrities have made their opinions of his Twitter feuds, conspiracies, and ramblings quite clear, but what does Kim think about Kanye's rants?
First, a primer on West's latest rants. During Swift's Grammys acceptance speech, the singer took the opportunity to put West in his place. In "Famous", which some have called an overtly sexist song, West takes credit for Swift's global renown. One of the song's lyrics reads, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that bitch famous." The line is crass at best, and though West claimed Swift said just as much to him in private, her response suggested otherwise. Thought she never said his name, Swift's response on Monday night was pretty clear:
Needless to say, this controversy set West on a Twitter rampage, with the rapper claiming that he was being censored as an artist, that he was misunderstood, and that everyone was overreacting:
I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
Days earlier he came out with this almost unanimously disliked Tweet about Bill Cosby that made everyone wonder if he was okay.
BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
... And before that West was embroiled in a Twitter fight with Wiz Khalifa that was watched by millions (which has since been deleted). During that back and forth, he unfortunately besmirched his ex Amber Rose, who's since had the last word, despite him releasing a statement about it.
Other recent rant topics include debt:
I write this to you my brothers while still 53 million dollars in personal debt... Please pray we overcome... This is my true heart...— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg invest 1 billion dollars into Kanye West ideas— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 14, 2016
Er, sort of?
Yes I am personally rich and I can buy furs and houses for my family— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
... And textbooks:
We have to lower the price of textbooks…— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 16, 2016
I’d rather teachers got paid more and books cost less … #2020— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 16, 2016
It's hard to imagine that wife Kim Kardashian and West don't talk about this stuff. So, what does she think of these unchecked Twitter soapbox speeches? West himself might be able to explain that. During the backlash against his lyric about Swift, he tweeted this:
2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 12, 2016
But, was Kardashian actually cool with it? Apparently not. An insider claimed to People recently that while Kardashian is obviously a "very supportive wife" and "rarely complains," she reportedly does not approve of his Twitter ranting.
The source went on to claim,
Days after West's Twitter fight with Amber Rose, Rose and Kardashian posed for a selfie together, which was, presumably, Kardashian's attempt at smoothing things over.
The source also said that "the album is getting tons of attention now, and this was the plan." So is it all a PR stunt to generate buzz for this album and West's myriad other projects? If it is, the Kardashian's appear not to be in on it. Another source told Confidenti@l that "he had the Yeezy show, he's putting out his album, then he changed it.... They think he's acting totally crazy and don't know what's going on." Whether that's the truth or not is unclear — but for now, Kardashian seems to be keeping mum.