Kim Kardashian Opened Up About Co-Parenting With Kanye West And Her Delayed Response To The Balenciaga Controversy
Even though disgraced former-billionaire/current megalomaniac, Kanye West, allegedly forks over $200,000 a month in child support, Kim Kardashian still got off her fucking ass and headed to her haunted mausoleum business offices (not to be confused with her haunted mausoleum residence) to guest on the Angie Martinez IRL podcast. And in between dropping shocking nuggets like she makes her employees dress in a specific color each day; she, her mom, and her sisters have “deep” conversations about current events at the salad table; and that interns get paid sometimes; she talked about how she shields her kids from the insanity that is co-parenting with Kanye and the backlash she received from waiting to rebuke Balenciaga’s highly-controversial pedophilia-tinged campaign.
Kim first carefully addressed the elephant in the desolate, monochromatic room: dealing with Kanye West being the father of her four kids. She says that it’s a full-time job cultivating an environment where North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm are completely shielded from Ye’s antisemitic, porny antics, and if the kids want to blast his music on the way to school (Yeezus, hopefully, she doesn’t have to power through anything more recent than like, 808s & Heartbreak), she puts on a brave face and pretends to enjoy it. Kind of like she did in that Ray J tape. via Complex:
“I definitely protected him, and I still will in the eyes of my kids, for my kids,” she said at the 8:58 mark. “In my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on (in) the outside world.”
“I’ve managed to…I’m holding on by a thread,” she continued. “I know I’m so close to that not happening, but while it’s still that way, I will protect that to the end of the earth as long as I can.” Kim said her kids “don’t know anything,” explaining that her best friends are the teachers of their school who are well aware of what’s being discussed among the students during lunch and recess.
Kardashian detailed the lengths she has gone to protect Ye in the eyes of her children. “If we’re riding to school and they want to listen to their dad’s music, no matter what we’re going through, no matter what is happening in the world, I have to have that smile on my face and blast his music and sing along with my kids and act like nothing’s wrong,” she said. “As soon as I drop them off, I can have a good cry.”
Kim also says that she got a ton of shit about not immediately canceling Balenciaga, but she is sooo busy and needed to “research” what was going on first. But considering Kim’s been poured into Balenciaga latex and gloves for years now, it’s understandable that people expected her to weigh in with the same quickness that she’s had when grabbing Balenciaga checks. She also dipped her toe into boomer territory a bit later in the interview by further decrying “cancel culture.”
“With the Balenciaga thing, everyone was like, ‘Why aren’t you speaking out? Why aren’t you speaking out?’ And I’m like, ‘Wait. I’m not in this campaign. I don’t know what’s happening. Let me take a minute to research this,’” she said at the 16:19 mark. “And then as soon as I saw what everyone was seeing on the internet and the reality of the situation, I completely spoke out and gave my thoughts on child porn and completely denounced it.”
“But because I didn’t say, ‘Fuck you, Balenciaga. That’s it,’ people got mad at that,” she continued. “So they’re mad if I don’t speak out. They’re mad if I do speak out, and if I don’t cancel.”
Here’s the full interview–Kanye co-parenting starts at about 8:30, and Balenciaga controversy at 16:00ish:
A running theme in this whole interview is that Kim feels that she’s damned if she does, and damned if she doesn’t. On behalf of everyone, may I suggest that she just continues to “doesn’t” until she’s “doesn’ted” the whole Koven into into a place where we only see them on the occasional The Masked Singer appearance? Ugh, never mind, we’ve all heard Jam (Turn It Up). No one wants that either.