Kanye West says he thinks that Keeping Up With The Kardashians deserves to win Emmy Awards and the only reason they haven’t won any is because no one respects reality shows.
Kanye made the declaration in a video interview conducted by ShowStudio in latest episode of their In Camera series, Gossip Cop reports.
Maybe Kanye will make it his first executive order if he becomes president in 2020.
During the interview, Kanye expressed his pride in what the Kardashian family have accomplished since Keeping Up With The Kardashians first aired in 2007.
“I feel proud to be in a family that has, you know, so many people breaking ground for the generations to come,” West said to the interviewer. According to Kanye, reality TV is “so [expletive] new of an art form” that “my wife and my family should’ve had plenty of Emmys by now.”
Kanye West went on compare reality TV to rap music when the genre was in his infancy. West claims that reality TV stars are getting the same type of discrimination that rappers got back in the day.
“Reality shows are considered to be like rap was when the Mondrian [hotel in L.A.] wouldn’t let Run DMC and mother[expletive]ing Will Smith stay there because they were rappers,” West said with the passion that audiences have come to expect from him.
Kanye seemed really heated about “the idea of a reality star not being allowed into a fashion show or not being nominated for their show,” especially since the Kardashians have maintained a dominant presence in reality TV and popular culture for close to 10 years now.
“Everybody I know watches it, ” Kanye said of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
This isn’t the first time Kanye has chafed against the elitism of the fashion and entertainment industry in the name of his wife Kim Kardashian.
In 2014, Kim Kardashian got her first Vogue cover, but it probably would not have happened if Kanye hadn’t lobbied American Vogue editor Anna Wintour for it.
— Жhloè Kardashian (@khloloverdoll) September 24, 2015
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue,” West said on On The Air With Ryan Seacrest in a 2014 interview. “She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday.”
Kanye even went on to claim that Kim was even more influential than Michelle Obama. The reason? Michelle Obama, the First Lady of The United States, would not be able to share a bikini photo and have it go viral like Kim Kardashian is able to.
“No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day,” he said.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West eventually appeared on the April 2014 Vogue cover together. Kim had previously been in former French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld’s publication, CCR Fashion book, But this was her first actual Vogue cover. Kim was dressed in wedding dress, which according to The Daily Mail, was part of Kanye’s plan.
His comments about Keeping Up With The Kardashians getting Emmys don’t really come as a surprise. Kanye has become well known known for making very bold and outlandish statements. Remember that Kanye for President announcement during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards?
As Complex Magazine notes, during the Showstudio interview, Kanye had some words for the people who called the Yeezy Boost 350s ugly. Actually, he had one word for them and that word was “racist.”
“They saw the [Yeezy Boost] 350s and acted like they didn’t like them because they’re racist,” he said.
Kanye then compared his artistic efforts to that of Michaelangelo.
“There’s a time when, you know, when Michelangelo… I’m sure there were people who were sculpting better than him. But he made David,” he said.
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