Kanye West thrives off a reputation as one of hip-hop’s most arrogant, outspoken characters. Kanye has no shame heaping praise on his own work in interviews, not to mention cutting down other artists’ work — which Taylor Swift of course found out when he famously interrupted her at the VMAs. But that past behavior is reportedly causing some trust issues for West with his new in-laws, specifically with Kim Kardashian’s little sister Kylie Jenner.
Despite his antics, Kanye is still undoubtedly one of the biggest figures in modern music; he’s one of the few acts that is able to get both outstanding commercial and critical success. So that’s what makes it so strange that Kylie still isn’t going to be after West for any tips, even though she’s trying to break into the music industry herself. Kanye and Jenner aren’t experiencing any tension quite yet, but an anonymous source tells Hollywood Life that Kylie is going to avoid asking West for help in order to keep things running smoothly in the family.
“There’s two reasons Kylie isn’t really hitting up Kanye for music pointers, and one is that she thinks he’d be way too critical of her… Maybe his criticism would be a good thing, maybe not. But she’s a little terrified to work with him on music just because she’s thinks he’s too intense and too hardcore when it comes to his work ethic and she’d hate for that to somehow drift over and make it bad blood in the family.”
Of course, Jenner could end up reconsidering such a bold move. West, even in the digital music age, has managed to sell 21 million albums over the course of his career. Kylie could be missing out on one of the most valuable mentorships in the industry if she worries too much about Kanye hurting her feelings.
“She knows it’s probably a mistake because Kanye is to rap what an ATM is to money. He’s owns the game. He’s prolific. But she’s just not that interested.”
Even if West and Jenner don’t end up collaborating, Kylie’s relationship with Tyga might also be beneficial for her career. Although Tyga isn’t quite as huge as Kanye, he is reportedly very confident in Jenner’s abilities.
“He thinks she’s got something and could be star in the music industry.”
But Kylie might be ready for West’s critiques anyway, after being torn apart on social media lately. Some picture of Jenner looking much more full-lipped than usual caused quite a stir, with many fans of accusing her of getting her lips pumped. After being torn apart by the tabloids and anonymous social media users, West might not scare Kylie so much anymore.
Kylie Jenner needs to chill pic.twitter.com/qlB6iTYtro
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) October 25, 2014
Do you think Kylie Jenner needs to bite the bullet and ask Kanye West for help?
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