Kanye West is known for his big ego, major talent, and marriage to Kim Kardashian. Now he’s reaping extra attention for being candid about how he really feels about what happens behind the cameras of Keeping Up With the Kardashians – and that includes both Bruce Jenner’s long hair and his wife’s pregnancy problems. But it’s Kanye’s newest musical number, a collaboration with Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, that’s resulting in money-making rankings, reported Billboard.
“Only One” became the highest new arrival on the Australian chart, landing at eighth place. That makes Kanye’s seventh single to achieve a top 10 ranking, while it’s his first time on that country’s charts since lending his vocals to Katy Perry’s “E.T.” in 2011.
Twitter users responded with both praise and protest – as well as disbelief at what they vowed as the unlikely musical collaboration, reported People magazine.
Some joked about it, while others then took offense at what they thought were serious dismissals of their Beatles hero.
“I usually don’t pay much attention to Kanye West, but it’s cool he’s launched this ‘Paul McCartney’ dude’s career.”
“If you don’t know who #PaulMcCartney is, you don’t deserve your ears.”
But it’s not just the decision to collaborate with a Beatles legend that causes controversy for Kanye. He’s married into a family drama, and West has been candid about many areas of that drama since his marriage, reported Hollywood Life.
In particular, Kanye is concerned about Jenner’s decision to transform myself by allegedly having plastic surgery. He views that as dangerous to Bruce’s health, said a source.
“Kanye considers Bruce family and he’s North West’s grandfather. Kanye wants Bruce to be around for as long as possible, so he can see North grow up and be another positive influence in her life.”
West is worried that Jenner might experience the same tragedy that happened to Kanye’s own mother, explained the insider. Kanye’s mother, Donda, died in 2007 due to post-plastic surgery complications and heart disease.
“Kanye told Bruce that he needs to calm down on all the surgeries. He feels it’s not cool or safe. After all, look what happened to his mom.”
As for Kanye’s hope that Bruce can be a grandfather to North for many years to come, he also wants additional grandchildren for Jenner, reported People magazine.
Although Kim Kardashian has received much of the focus for her candid comments about her pregnancy problems, West is the one who first wanted to have a second child, said a source.
“Kanye would have already been trying for another [immediately],” said the insider. “But Kim just wanted to get back to feeling like herself again first.”
As part of her desire to feel like herself, Kardashian has been dieting to restore her pre-baby body, as the Inquisitr reported. She chose the Atkins high fat low-carb diet to take off the post-pregnancy pounds.
It’s a ketogenic diet designed to shift the body into fat-burning mode, and Kim has lost an estimated 70 pounds using the Atkins diet.
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