Is Kanye West’s latest Twitter antics ruining the Kardashian brand? If you ask Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, he might be.
According to Page Six, Kris is so concerned that West’s antics and outbursts are ruining her empire, that she’s considering ordering a publicist who specializes in crisis to “rein him in.”
A source shared with Page Six, the extent of what Kris Jenner is doing to keep Kanye in check.
“His Twitter rants are out of control, and Kris fears that he’s taking the family down. Kris wants Kanye to hire someone to handle all the noise and drama so he can focus on being an artist.”
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That said, the Kardashian clan may not be able to afford the top publicist to handle Kanye. A top publicist told Page Six that they wouldn’t offer to handle West, no matter how much money is on the line.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, West’s latest outburst was recently leaked via an audio recording. After the powers that be at Saturday Night Live decided to take down his set, West flew off the handle in an epic rant.
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In the audio, West is heard threatening SNL staff members saying over and over again, “Don’t f— with me.” Additionally, he called rival Taylor Swift a “fake a–,” and this was prior to her Grammy speech. Said speech indirectly addressed West’s lyrics in the song “Famous,” which name-dropped the singer and said that he had made her famous with his VMA stunt all those years ago.
West’s tantrum carried on as he compared himself to greats like Stanley Kubrick and Pablo Picasso, which falls in line with his narcissistic tweets.
“Are they f—–g crazy? Whoa by 50 percent [I am more influential than] Stanley Kubrick, Picasso, Apostle Paul, f—–g Picasso and Escobar. By 50 percent more influential than any other human being. Don’t f– with me. Don’t f– with me. Don’t f– with me. By 50 percent dead or alive, by 50 percent for the next 1,000 years. Stanley Kubrick, ‘Ye.”
He was heard saying, “Look at that s– they took my f—–g stage off’a ‘SNL’ without asking me. I am bummed … If I am going to do this, we are breaking the m———–g Internet.”
Word of West’s meltdown went around days before the audio was leaked. It was known that minutes prior to his performance, he threatened to walk out of the building. It was said that Lorne Michaels finally got through to him after a few tense minutes.
Kanye and Lorne spoke again, after the tape leaked to clear the air, but according to a source West wasn’t bothered by the leak.
“It’s not the first time [somebody has secretly recorded him]. He’s a provocateur. . . somebody who stirs up the s–. He knows how to generate a lot of interest and curiosity. . . He’s an artist first and foremost. . . The whole Twitter persona is a part of his art.”
As the Inquisitr reported, West is telling everyone on Twitter that he’s $53 million in debt, and solicited the help of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg to invest in “Kanye West ideas.” West’s fans have even set up a GoFundMe account for the rapper. So far, the campaign has raised over $5,000 of their $53 million dollar goal.
As for Kris Jenner, it looks like she may be hiring a publicist behind West’s back. If not for his tweets, perhaps for his fashion choices. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jenner told the outlet that the family would never tell Kanye they didn’t like his taste in clothes, even if that was their opinion. Looks like Jenner is afraid of setting West off.
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