I know plenty of rich people, and none of them walk around wearing an engagement ring worth $4 million. First, it’s a tacky display of wealth. Second, it’s an aesthetic miss. Bigger isn’t always better, and at some point you move away from the beauty of the bauble. Lastly, it’s dangerous. Though Kim Kardashian is surrounded by security, the recent ass-kissing incident proves that she’s not as protected as she’d like to think. If that prankster had a knife, he’d have enough time to stab her. Her bodyguard pulled him to the ground, but not before he severely invaded her space.
When Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris, many asked about her bodyguard. Kardashian won’t place blame, saying he was with her sisters instead and she felt completely safe in the comfort of her hotel room. Should the bodyguard have pushed to stay with Kardashian or asked for extra security? She’s not the First Lady, but it’s a thought worth entertaining. Many have also questioned whether this was an “inside job,” given the professional nature of the hit, the knowledge of her solitary status, and the timing. But one doesn’t need to look far to discover the right time and place to access her treasure trove since she documents nearly her entire life on social media. To quote legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, “You cannot display your wealth and then be surprised that some people want to share it with you.”
I’m not blaming the victim, but she should consider this a blessing in disguise. She was not hurt, her children were not present, and the perpetrators were exclusively after her jewels. Perhaps she will learn a lesson. Her brand is about excess, but in this case, the price of fame is too high.
When Kanye West took a swipe at Swift in a lyric for his new album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ claiming to have “made that b-ch famous,” Swift hit back during her Grammy speech. Kim wasn’t pleased, and both her and Kanye have long held that he requested permission for the line, and it was granted. See below:
Kim says Taylor’s deep emotional wound is nonsense — okay, she says it’s a lie — and that there’s video proof, because a videographer was actually filming their phone call. Why? Because Kim’s husband commissions videographers to film everything when he’s recording an album, for posterity (and possibly, one day, a documentary). And this is where it gets sticky.
“She totally approved that,” Kim says, shaking her head in annoyance. “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 shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”
… Swift, Kim insists, “totally gave the okay. Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he’s called me a bitch in his songs. That’s just, like, what they say. I never once think,[gasping] ‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years. I don’t know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden.… It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I’m so against this, and I’ll just laugh and say, ‘The joke’s on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.’ And I’m like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.”
Swift’s team responded, saying:
“Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place. It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”
So who’s telling the truth? That’s up for you to decide, but perhaps it lies somewhere in the middle. My guess? Taylor knew more than she let on, but perhaps not the entirety of the song. That being said, she’s humorless, and the line in question is pretty tame. I also take issue with the implication that Kim Kardashian is under her husband’s spell and therefore forced to take his side. It’s anti-woman, and I expect more from Team Swift.
Kanye West is an extremely talented musician, but I simply cannot make sense of his insatiable need to conquer all creative mediums. It would be too obvious to talk about the narcissism surrounding his appeal to change the world with more resources. He’s already rich, and if he can’t make a business out of his existing income absent investors, then maybe his dreams are far too big, or his execution is far too weak. Perhaps he can use his capital for charity to “make a difference” rather than a weak fashion line with boring bodycon, tonal spandex. In a new interview with Ellen, he was provoked into another ridiculous rant which only received a clap when he discussed removing bullying, which is in no way part of any actual plan. What’s next? Standing on a mountain top to promote world peace? Also, if you’re going to discuss your inspirational geniuses, think of something more original than Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and Picasso.
Kim Kardashian finally fessed up to her inside take on Tyga and Kylie Jenner’s controversial relationship, which allegedly began while Kylie was underage and Tyga was already in a relationship with Blac Chyna. According to Kim, she was friends with Chyna but forced to take Kylie’s side because it’s her sister, thus breaking their bond. But what goes around comes around, and when Rob Kardashian began dating Chyna, Kylie and Tyga quickly broke up. As for Kim’s friendship with Chyna? Well . . . if family comes first, then they’re either going to make up, or have an extremely awkward Thanksgiving. Kudos to Chyna for getting the world’s best revenge on an ex — intentional or not.
With two daughters who married unfaithful addicts and another who was hitched for a mere 72 days, you’d think there would be a little less judgment from the Kardashian clan toward their one male sibling, but fans of the show know that the girls often ride a very high horse in a big, glass house. So when Kim and Khloe told Kris Jenner not to buy a house for their brother, Rob Kardashian, and to “cut the chord” instead, Kris finally defended herself by reminding her family of their own notorious messes. Watch below to see Kris remind Kim of her very abnormal marriage to Kris Humphries.
The irony of Kim Kardashian’s now infamous pose on the cover of Paper Magazine is that upon first glance, I thought she was standing inside a trash bag. And while I don’t usually demean others for sport, that note is fitting. To quote the great Howard Stern, she’s managed to maneuver her “career” into being “the most famous porn star in history,” considering her entire being is based on a sex tape. This picture is certainly provocative, and her brand is based on sex, so that’s also fitting. Moreover, the oiled-up look is a porn-based preference (don’t ask me how I know that), so I imagine she had some input into the creative decision. But hey — she’s laughing all the way to the bank (injections or not . . . allegedly).