Reporting Shannon Carlin
Kanye West has been wanting to talk about fatherhood, the horrible paparazzi and the love of his life Kim Kardashian, but he just needed a safe space in which to do it in. Luckily, his baby mama’s mama has a daytime talk show.
This morning (August 23), Kanye sat down with Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner, to set the record straight. Guess what, Kanye’s not a bad guy. If anything he’s just shy, as Jenner confirmed by saying, “Yeah, you’re really shy, right?” She also called him soft, something Kanye laughed off with impeccable comic timing,”Please don’t call me soft as a rapper.”
There wasn’t much talk about music, and no mention at all of Yeezus. Jenner was on a mission throughout the interview, which was really more like a therapy session, to let the crowd know that her and Kanye are cool. They live in the same house and say good morning and goodnight. She also wanted Kanye to talk about Kim a lot, like how they met. He thinks it was at a Brandy video shoot and, according to him, it was love at first sight. Cue the awws. He also said he didn’t know how to pronounce her last name. But we’ll cut him some slack because it’s a pretty difficult name.
Jenner isn’t sure if you know, but Kanye and her daughter are really in love. Like, really. And she wanted to make sure Kanye expressed just how happy the two of them are as often as possible.
Kanye let us know that he’s a romantic. “I’m an artist. I like surprises, i like for someone to be surprised, you know, sweep someone off their feet.” His most romantic moment? Designing a customer pair of shoes for Kim with his friend Giuseppe Zanotti.
Some of the best lines about KimYe included:
“I’m being with this person because I love this person and she’s worth it to me,” he said in response to those who said dating Kim would ruin his reputation.
“She’s my joy and brought me my new joy and there’s no paparazzi or blog comments that could take that joy from me.”
“It’s only one brand now. And it’s family. The only thing I care about,” he said in reference to him and Kim’s “brands” coming together. Or what someone else might just call love.
Kanye also talked about being a new dad saying that for the first time in his life and Kim’s life there was someone more important in their life then them. Pretty deep ‘Ye, pretty deep.
He explained that his main goal as North West’s papa is to protect her. He said that thing that plagues him is ”the idea of the paparazzi chasing a 5-year-old around and screaming at them.”
He also admitted that his biggest fear in life right now is not being able to properly set up the car seat and having 20 paparazzi yelling at him while he struggles to strap it in.
Kanye had a few different analogies to describe the paps, including that they were like bullies stealing your lunch money and a fly that keeps landing on your face.
The paparazzi came up again later when Kanye said he was going to talk to zoning boards in New York City and Los Angeles to figure out a way that he could safely take his baby girl to school.
But Kanye’s hour on Kris wasn’t all about badmouthing the paps, he also wanted to talk about his spirituality and his cool new W.W.J.D bracelet, which he got from Rob Kardashian. “I’m a Christian,” he said. “That’s important to me to raise my family with Christian values.”
He also gave a shout-out to President Obama declaring that his recent comments about Kim and Kanye–”Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success”– just helped confirm that KimYe is really the best example of the new American dream. Hmm, sure Kanye if that’s what you think he meant, we’ll let you finish.
But clearly the reason you read all of this was to get to the the first photo of baby Nori, which Kanye decided to reveal on Kris. So here it is:
Kris Jenner Show (@KrisJennerShow) August 23, 2013
And yes, this adorable photo almost warranted anyone sitting through an hour of Kris. Almost.