Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are among the most popular couples in the entertainment industry. Having tied the knot in 2014, they have so far managed to withstand the rigors of a celebrity marriage, not to mention that they have two kids together.
Just recently, Kim had to defend her husband against allegations by Taylor Swift alleging that she did not give Kanye the approval to use her name in a misogynistic line in his song, “Famous.” The line read, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that b**** famous.” This was back in February. Taylor denied the allegations while receiving the Album of The Year Award at the Grammys. The following was her statement.
“There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work … you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
Kim Kardashian recently stated that Taylor Swift had agreed to the line while on an hour long conversation with husband Kanye. The following was her statement while on an interview with GQ.
“She [Taylor Swift] totally approved that. She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much s**t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved. What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?”
Fast forward to present events, and Kanye West has just featured nude lifelike representations of his wife, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Donald Trump, and Ray J in his just-released video for the song “Famous.” His use of popular individuals was in line with the “famous” theme, and inspired by Sleep, a mural by Vincent Desiderio.
While the video has exclusively been released on Tidal, some subscribers have posted it on Twitter. It is, however, unclear if he contacted Taylor this time in regards to using her likeness in the video.
Given the explicit and provocative nature of the video it may seem that Kanye had to seek permission from his wife in regards to the content, but according to him Kim lets him do his thing stating it is the freedom they allow one another that keeps them happy together. The following was his actual statement.
“[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say. But my wife also puts up photos that other husbands wouldn’t let them put up. One of the keys to happiness in our marriage is we’re allowed to be ourselves. Our life is walking performance art.”
According to a previous report by People, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have a unique understanding of one another. The following is an excerpt of it.
“Kim has faith in Kanye and a unique understanding of how he operates… If there is anyone that can reach Kanye now, it’s Kim. To Kanye, Kim is a queen. He understands that Kim and the kids are the best thing to ever happen to him. He thinks Kim hung the moon, and he knows that she’s a stabilizing force in his life. And he’s got exactly what he always wanted, always needed – a family of people who need him and who love him unconditionally.”
This is according to an insider who spoke to the site.
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