Kanye West talks Kim Kardashian, living in Paris, ‘I Am a God’
Kim Kardashian walks inside Armenian St. James Cathedral in Jerusalem with husband Kanye West, their daughter,
The celebrity couple baptized 22-month-old daughter North at a 12th century Armenian Apostolic church in Jerusalem.
(Mahmoud Illean / AP)
Kim Kardashian holds daughter
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visit the genocide memorial, which commemorates the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, in Yerevan, Armenia.(Karen Minasyan / AFP / Getty Images)
The fashion-forward couple attends the fall-winter 2015-16 ready-to-wear collection by Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week.(Etienne Laurent / EPA)
The rapper makes a face at photographers as the couple sits in the front row at Givenchy’s ready-to-wear collection collection during Paris Fashion Week.(Jacques Brinon / AP)
Kardashian and West try to calm down their daughter North while they sit front row with Aimie Wang, Alia Wang, rapper Nicki Minaj and Zoe Kravitz at the Alexander Wang runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 14, 2015.(Craig Barritt, Getty Images)
Singer Beyonce, Kardashian, her daughter North and Vogue editor Anna Wintour attend West’s Adidas Originals x Kanye West “Yeezy Season 1" fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 on Feb. 12, 2015.(Dimitrios Kambouris, /Getty Images for adidas)
Kanye West is calling Kim Kardashian his true love. And the only reason the rapper made appearances on her reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is strictly because of how he feels about his girlfriend.
“Oh, that’s just all for love. It’s simply that,” the “I Am a God” rapper told W magazine. “At a certain point, or always, love is more important than any branding or any set of cool people, or attempting to impress anyone. Because true love is just the way you feel. ... Thoughts and feelings can disagree sometimes.”
So are we to believe that the Grammy-winning rapper, who is constantly defining and redefining hip-hop, doesn’t agree with her further showcasing her life?
West, 36, and Kardashian, 32, welcomed their baby girl North (yes, as in North West) on June 15. Kardashian’s pregnancy was chronicled on her E! shows and in tabloids as soon as they made the announcement last December and was amplified by her then-pending divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries.
During the pregnancy, West was accused of cheating on his girlfriend and appeared absent and aloof, holing himself up in Paris to work on his newly released album “Yeezus” and to continue to learn the aesthetics of the city, the mag said. The flippant rapper’s appearances on Kardashian’s shows were minimal or would simply occur by way of speakerphone.
However, in earlier seasons, West was seen gleefully cleaning out his girlfriend’s over-the-top closet -- a move that has steered the Kardashian Kollection designer toward higher-end brands and has further fueled rumors that he’s been controlling her.
But Yeezy tells the mag that he hasn’t been the mastermind behind Kardashian’s high-end wardrobe choices, which have earned her both praise and panning.
“Nobody can tell my girl what to do,” he said. “She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from.”
Platforms of information he suggested. Mind you, this is the same guy who interned at Fendi for four months in order to soak up the wealth of knowledge the brand had to offer before launching his own fashion line.
“For her to take that risk in front of the world, it just shows you how much she loves me. And how much she actually loves the opportunity to learn,” West added. “You got, like, a million companies saying, ‘This is impacting your brand! This is impacting your fans! And blah blah blah.’ But she still sees this light of beauty,” he said.
“One beautiful thing is that as she discovers it, the world discovers it,” he added, noting that Kardashian’s wardrobe is frequently photographed. You don’t say ...
The couple are working on making their newly purchased 9,000-square-foot mansion in a gated commuity kid-friendly. And new reports are saying the pair have warmly taken to parenthood.
“They are splitting duties,” a family source told E! News. “Kanye is so hands-on. He’s changing diapers.”
“Kim always feared having a baby. She thought it would be so hard, but it’s all coming so naturally to her,” the source added. “Even [Kim’s sister] Kourtney Kardashian, who thought it would be challenging, is shocked how well Kim is transitioning. She’s loving motherhood and all her fears have gone away.”
Perhaps they’re using this as just another another platform of information? Speaking of which -- here are a few other Kanye-isms from the interview:
On why he moved to Paris: “In Paris, you’re as far as possible from the land of pleasant smiles,” West said of why he set up his studio in the French capital. “You can just trip on inspiration — there are so many people here who dedicate their lives to excellence.”
On why he didn’t release his sex tape: “For the most part, I’d rather people have one of those home videos than some of the paparazzi photos that get published,” he said. “At least I recorded [it] myself. That tape couldn’t have hurt me in any way if it came out — it could only have helped.
“Now, I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how ... I want,” West added.
On purposely making his life more difficult: “I’m not comfortable with comfort,” he said. “I’m only comfortable when I’m in a place where I’m constantly learning and growing.”
On his narcissism: “On one end, I try to scale it back,” he said. “Because I don’t want to close any of the doors needed to create the best product possible. But my ego is my drug.”
On why he wrote a track on “Yeezus” called “I Am a God,” which coincidentally came to fruition because he wasn’t allowed to attend a fashion show: “I made that song because I am a god,” he laughed. “I don’t think there’s much more explanation. I’m not going to sit here and defend.... That ... is rock ‘n’ roll, man. That ... is rap music. I am a god. Now what?”
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