Let’s Talk About Kanye and Kim – After All, Everyone Else Does

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
She’s beautiful…he’s hot.  She’s wealthy…he’s wealthier. She smiles for the camera…he rarely does; but still, they look good together and somehow they make it work.  They’re privileged and indulged…pampered and coddled; and probably make more money than one can spend in a lifetime. The tabloids love to write about them, the paparazzi follow them everywhere, and we love reading about  their ‘goings-on.’ So let’s talk about Kanye and Kim, after all, everyone else does.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are one of entertainments hottest and most talked about couples. With the recent birth of their baby girl, North West, and the purchase of their $11 million Bel Air estate, rumors are swirling that West and Kardashian may be headed down the matrimonial aisle.

For over a year, the tabloids have been abuzz with stories of the two lovebirds:  ‘Photographer sues Kanye West over LAX Scuffle, Rapper Kanye West Scuffles with Paparazzi, Kardashian, West name Baby Girl North, Kim Kardashian Reveals Post-Baby Body.’ What is it about them that compel us to read, watch, talk about, and love/hate Kimye?

Today I watched Kanye West on the Kris Jenner’s (Kim’s mother) TV show.  He seemed humble, loving and almost kind; totally different from the sullen, moody, and camera-shy, West that we usually see.   West looked teary eyed as he spoke of the two loves of his life; namely his daughter and the woman who bore her.  West stated to the world that “I love this person. She’s worth it to me,” speaking about the paparazzi and media attention that constantly surrounds them.

Showing a gentler side than usual,West also discussed of the death of his mother and grandfather. “There were times (after her death) I would put my life at risk. I didn’t have something to live for. Now I have two very special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for.”

One might consider Kanye West an average looking guy with extraordinary swagger.  But in the music industry he is has an above average talent cha-chinging it all the way to the bank.

Even though West has been the subject of controversy at various award shows, his music continues to climb the charts; as he reigns with Jay-Z as hip hop royalty, and one of its most celebrated artists.  To date, he has been nominated for over 300 awards and is the recipient of 21 Grammy awards since 2002.

West has also appeared on several episodes of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ with Kim and her family.

Though the two met over a decade ago, their relationship flourished in 2012 while Kardashian was estranged from her former husband, Kris Humphries.  Kardashian’s rise to fame was almost meteoric, after a sex tape surfaced in 2007 with her then boyfriend, Ray J. Norwood, brother of singer/actress Brandy Norwood.

Kim, a beauty in her own right and quite the savvy business woman, was the highest paid TV reality star in 2010. And currently makes $80,000 per episode in the reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  Kim, along with her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, own a fashion boutique franchise called DASH in California, Florida and New York.

Even if Kanye and Kim have nothing else in common (although they do), they both share a love of fashion.  Mr. West is also a fashion designer.

Finally, a man she can shop with.


Written by DeBorah Heggs-Alston

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