Kim Kardashian is filming KUWTK, but Kanye’s manic episode isn’t a storyline

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West arrive at the 2019 Met Gala in New York

There are always so many conspiracies about Kim Kardashian and the “storylines” for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. That’s been happening a lot this week – there are people who genuinely believe that Kanye West is, like, faking a manic episode so that KUWTK will have a new storyline? Like, I get it, the family has a reality show and their asses are made of lies. But have you watched KUWTK? Most of the “storylines” are random sh-t like “Kourtney and Kim are fighting” or “where are we going to host this kid’s birthday party?” When the show does veer into actual real-life drama – like, say, Kim’s robbery in Paris – it’s mostly dealt with off-camera, and then one of the sisters will summarize in a to-camera interview. The Kardashians control what is and is not on-camera, and of course they’re not looking to exploit Kanye’s manic episode for ratings:

“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is NOT documenting any of Kanye West’s current bipolar episode — and the order came down from Kim herself … TMZ has learned. Production sources tell us … as soon as Kanye went off the rails, Kim made the decision none of it would be used as a storyline on the show. We’re told the series had just recently started shooting again after a lengthy hiatus because of COVID.

Our sources say Kim takes her husband’s mental health very seriously and doesn’t want it exploited for ratings or good TV drama — some things are off the table, and this is one of them. That policy extends to her kids too … we’re told production was told not to profile any of them during this ordeal because she wants them to avoid seeing it down the road.

With that said, we’re told she and other family members are still filming … but they’re simply following other storylines right now. We’re told they were out in Malibu Wednesday shooting for the show.

Now, our sources do say the subject of Kanye’s bipolar episode may be brought up in the future as a talking point — but any of Kim’s real-life reactions are too personal to air.

[From TMZ]

I would imagine that Kanye’s mental illness will be a smaller part of a larger KUWTK storyline about Kim getting a divorce, honestly. If they’re filming now, my guess is that the family thought the bigger stories would be “are Khloe and Tristan Thompson back together” and “Kylie Cosmetics drama.” But I’m sure the conclusion of the season currently filming will be Kim speaking to camera about how she’s visiting divorce lawyers, and maybe Kim leaning on Kris and Khloe for support as her marriage falls apart.

Reality Star Kim Kardashian is seen having breakfast at the Palais De Tokyo in Paris

Kim Kardashian arrives at Carousel restaurant in Glendale for a family dinner

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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25 Responses to “Kim Kardashian is filming KUWTK, but Kanye’s manic episode isn’t a storyline”

  1. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Good. Pleased that they’re being dignified and sensitive enough to keep Kanye’s mental illness out of the frame.
    Now I’m going to have to put a call through to Trump and see if hell has indeed frozen over, because I’ve now praised the Kardashians five times in two days. Need a lie-down.

    • laura says:

      I wonder if Lamar Odom, whose breakdown was on the Klan’s cameras for all to see, wishes they had been as compassionate for him?

      But he’s not the cash cow Kanye is. He was disposable. The klan protects themselves first always.

  2. Noki says:

    Cannot believe this shoe has been on for over 13 years now. The only one not doing much outside of the show is Kourtney who apparently hates it,they should bow out gracefully.

  3. RoSco says:

    I’m glad she’s decided not to profit off this storyline. Can’t imagine how much more traumatic that would be for the kids than the current situation. I don’t care about the Kardashians much – never seen the show – but I get that people follow them and I’m happy that they’re not going to warp The sense of reality and normality for their viewers more than they have to date

  4. Helena says:

    She is not doing this out of the goodness of her heart. That family knows that they can’t take on Kanye. He is the only man who has ever married into that family who is wealthier and has more connections than them.

    Also – Meek Mill already rapped a verse about Kim coming on to him, sleeping with Van Jones and Meek snitching to Kanye. The song came out in 2018.

    Drake has confirmed he slept with Kim on 3 different songs including Travis Scott’s sicko mode. There was another song he was supposed to release as a diss track to Pusha T after the whole Adonis fiasco that broke down their affair in detail, but he canceled putting it out at the last minute.

    Kanye thought he could change Kim (she’s known for being a cheater in LA circles), found out he was dead-wrong and it’s been eating away at him ever since. Him becoming a Christian and hoping to have a more “conservative” lifestyle, moving to Wyoming etc was all part of his bids to make it work. Not cause he loved her that much, but he was embarrassed about being so wrong, when everyone including his closest friends at the time told him it was a mistake to marry her. It’s really bruised his ego and Kris and Kim are aware of that and are unsure of what he can do/say next.

    • Mendezl says:

      Wow you sound like an insider. Please spill some more tea

    • pk says:

      I remember a very old interview Kim and her sisters did with Access Hollywood. Kim was asked if she’s ever cheated. She said she’s cheated on every bf she’s ever had but only out of “revenge”. I’m sure that interview is on youtube or something by now but it was telling. She used to be honest back then lol. Maybe Kanye cheated first so she got her revenge (immature highschool shit) ? I don’t know but I don’t think any of us will ever know the truth.

    • superashes says:

      What is the song from 2018 that contains the verse?

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Who exactly did he think he was marrying? They were cheating together. His ego got him thinking he could change her. He knows how he got her. I have zero sympathy for either of them. He’s a misogynist. She’s a famewhore and culture vulture. I feel bad for those kids.

    • Christina says:

      The issue that I have with some of the rap artists listed is that they need to drag women into their music to sell records, Kanye included. The Kardashians are not saints, and Kim certainly isn’t one, but she is an aspirational sex partner for many of these men. She has been for a long time. And she is Kanye’s dream girl. Mentioning her in a song, speculating and bragging about how she wanted them, how she sleeps around, repeating rumors and out her with their own spin, gets them money. I grew up in Los Angeles, and I looked like another woman who partied in those circles. A famous Black man hit on me at a club on Sunset Blvd, and someone walked up to him and told him, “don’t fuck with her. She fucks everybody.” I was a college student who didn’t know any of them and who was a serial monogamist, stupidly faithful to boyfriends who weren’t faithful to me. I got invited to parties that I didn’t go to or that I left early because I had homework. I left LA about a year after that happened.

      They elevate her to knock her down so that they can feel powerful. Classic anti feminist slut shaming.

      • superashes says:

        I’m with you on this, half the time its made up. That being said, Drake never confirmed he slept with Kim on sicko mode, that whole lyric was about driving by Kanye’s house to fight him. Receipts or it didn’t happen as far as the Meek Mill verse. Meek was working with Kim and Van Jones on prison reform, not sure why he would have dropped any lyric like that in 2018.

  5. Singtress says:

    And it shouldn’t be a storyline.

    Mental illness is too serious to causally drop into a reality show.

    Unfortunately for their family, it is obvious to the whole world when he doesn’t take his meds,

    I feel for her having to deal with it. Not that he is a bad person because of it. Just because it is exhausting and frustrating, and they have kids

    On a different note: fuck her hips look ridiculous in that first pic.

    • pk says:

      Lamar’s drug use was a storyline for an entire season. Different rules for different men I guess. They sure didn’t care about how Lamar’s children would feel…

      • Noki says:

        And Scottsa addictions and grief have been used multiple times,but Scott has turned into a Kardashian at this point.

      • pk says:

        @ Noki

        That’s because Scott plays by the rules.

      • Singtress says:

        Y’all are right, of course.

        I’ve actually never watched an episode of any of their shows.
        But I don’t need to based on the insane media coverage.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Isn’t a storyline YET.

    Once they figure out how to finesse it, you can bet it will find its way into the show. There is no way they’re going to let that one slip past.

    • poppy says:

      Agree. Will never get behind this fake, greedy, fame whoring family

    • ME says:

      They can always “re-create scenes” like they did when Kim divorced Humphries. So gross of them to do that.

    • Char says:

      It will be an storyline as soon as they get divorced, the show won’t go on only with Khloe and Tristan’s storyline, which nobody kares at all. They exploited Lamar and Scott’s strugles with addiction without thinking twice. And I’m sure they have a lot of dirty on Kanye, as he has on them.
      Wait till next season or an special “Kim and Kanye’s Klosing Konversation”.

    • Source says:


      Also, TMZ. Stop with the “sources” nonsense. We know the Kardashians are your sources. Same as People mag! Stop!

  7. Pork chops & Apple sauce says:

    I’ll be interested to see if her sense of fashion improves once they’ve separated …I’m hoping!

  8. kb says:

    Anything they do, I assume is a storyline. And any social media platform where I can mute all their names, I have. They’re all so unbearable.

  9. JULIE says:

    The shows ratings have been in the toilet for quite some time. I don’t believe they won’t exploit this. They exploit everything. That family is a gross mess. Khloe and Kylie can’t stop altering themselves. They lie when the truth sounds better. The men in their lives are destroyed. (Lamar). No way they won’t do something with this. Trust me. They are just being careful because we are all waiting for them to do it. Kanye’s tweets did damage.

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