Kanye West was sleeping with groupies on his Saint Pablo Tour in 2016

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive on the black carpet at the Cher musical

It didn’t seem like anyone was really shocked by the revelation that Kanye West cheated on Kim Kardashian during their marriage. Kanye seemingly confessed his affairs in lyrics for some songs on his new album Donda, and then Page Six “confirmed” that yes, Kanye cheated on Kim after Saint West was born in 2015. I immediately put it into gossip-timeline perspective and yeah, throughout 2016, the Kardashian-West marriage was crumbling big-time. By the fall of 2016, Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, Kanye was hospitalized and Kim was talking to divorce lawyers. But earlier that year, Kanye had been headlining his Saint Pablo Tour. Which is where everything went off the rails:

Kanye West’s inner circle “knew he cheated” on Kim Kardashian and the rapper even “confessed to sex with groupies” during conversations on his Saint Pablo Tour, a source has exclusively told The Sun. The controversial star, 44, appeared to admit his infidelity in his song Hurricane from the new album Donda – in which he sings about a “new chick” and “still playin’ after two kids.” Kanye betrayed Kim, 40, as he struggled with alcohol abuse according to Page Six, which first reported his alleged cheating on Wednesday.

A well-placed source has now revealed exclusively to The Sun that the star had more than one indiscretion and those on his payroll were fully aware – as he confessed during his 2016 tour. The insider spilled: “It was no secret among those who worked closely with Ye that he’d cheated after Saint was born. On his Saint Pablo Tour, he was flipping out in front of his team, confessing to sleeping with girls behind Kim’s back. He even said he’d been f***ing groupies and went into insane detail about his sex sessions, it was very graphic, his language was unreal.

“Those who know him well, they were sitting head in hands and laughing nervously, while crew members who had just joined the tour were left stunned. Nobody could believe what he was saying in front of everybody, it seemed he was having an episode and was very manic. He was later babbling nonsense and people were trying to calm him down and get him under control. It was actually heartbreaking to watch because it was clear he was in a very bad place and needed help.”

The source claimed he was “a mess” during the tour and everyone felt sorry for Kim, but also speculated she may have known he was playing away.

“The way Kanye was blurting it all out, it didn’t seem like he could keep it hidden from her for long,” the insider said. “She clearly put up with a lot in their marriage and still stood by him until it was finally too much for her.”

[From The Sun]

Again, by the fall of 2016, Kanye was in the hospital because he was struggling so much with mental illness and drug use. I believe Kanye was struggling a lot throughout the Saint Pablo tour, and yes, I believe he was screwing around on Kim a lot. She had two small kids at home. She tried to support him on his tour, but she was never his minder or his babysitter. I also believed Page Six’s source this week, who said that it’s not even like Kim left Kanye because he cheated. Their marriage had so many issues in the final years, infidelity was only one part.


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  1. psl says:

    I am sure there were more than just female groupies.
    And I don’t feel bad for Kim. She knew who she was marrying.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I think a lot of us have made the mistake of thinking we could change someone. That their issues disappeared when we met them and they “lovebombed” us. Then things trickle back in and we realize our error. I doubt Kim really knew who she was marrying. I think she might have accepted the Infidelity, but there were so many issues no one really knew about and were kept secret. How could you know all that when you marry someone?

      • Truthiness says:

        Kim wanted monogamy from a rapper?? What? She knew Kanye well enough to know better. They weren’t married when she became pregnant and then Kanye moved to Paris ffs. Kim didn’t move to Paris, she stayed home, wanting marriage, a big house and 3 more kids. Kanye has always moved around for artistic inspiration, you can’t expect him to stay in Calabasas 12 months a year taking selfies with her.

      • psl says:

        He practically abandoned her when she was pregnant with North. When he actually WAS with her, he walked in front of her, did not hold doors open for her, etc.

        She stayed with this and had THREE MORE KIDS with him.

        No sympathy. She knew, but wanted her “in” with the fashion Industry.

  2. Ariel says:

    For me- it will always be that when the chips were down, when Kim suffered a real, traumatic, life changing, life threatening event- the robbery- he was not capable of supporting her.
    He made it all about himself. He had failed to protect her so he was so upset, he needed to be comforted, he had a breakdown.
    I know he is mentally ill, but how about just shut up and be there for your wife- just ONCE.

    • iconoclast59 says:

      ITA. Kim really struggled for a bit after the robbery, and I believe she was deeply hurt and disappointed when Kanye wasn’t able to step up for her. Like you said, he made it all about himself.

      I had a close friend who was overly needy like Kanye. After many years, it finally hit me like a ton of bricks how one-sided our relationship was. I realized that I would always be expected to support her through her trials and tribulations, but I she would never be able to reciprocate in kind. I think Kim had a similar moment of clarity about Ye.

  3. JEM says:

    I kind of do feel bad for Kim, which is surprising because I do think she’s awful. But I think she really loved him, and whatever mental health and substance abuse issues he had didn’t necessarily seem to be happening when they first got together. They were friends for a long time before they dated. He’s obviously really troubled, and becoming part of the Kult of Kardashian didn’t help him. But I think she tried to support him and help him and finally realized she couldn’t.

    • girl_ninja says:

      I go back and forth on this because like you I think that she awful. But after seeing the way is seemed as though she cheated on Chris Humphries with Kanye I go back to she sucks. She got mileage for herself out of that dating and wedding to Chris but knew she could go further with Kanye.

      I just find it all so sad and gross.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        You can think Kim sucks and feel bad for her.
        Kanye has serious mental health matters that will go unaddressed as long as he has enough money to surround himself with users. He’s spiraled out and it does appear Kim tried to shelter her children from that. In that context I have sympathy.

    • Neo says:

      Jem, I actually think the opposite is true. Kardashians probably rallied around him and paid a lot of people off to keep his stuff (cheating, mental health breakdowns) out of the press and to get him help. I agree they are have some unsavory attributes, but I would bet money that not only Kim, but Kris but the whole fam tried to protect him as much as possible. Not sure if you all remember a story that came out but was quickly buried, where Khloe broke a door down, I think at some fancy hotel in LA, while looking for Lamar’s mistress… Kris shut that down quickly for both of them.

      Kanye has a lot of skeletons in his closet. The groupies is likely child’s play by comparison. And Kris is holding all the receipts. Again, agree the family is problematic culturally, however you can’t say they don’t love and protect their own. And for better or worse, Kanye is their own now.

  4. cassandra says:

    Inappropriate sexual behavior can absolutely be a symptom of mania…which is maybe why Kim tried to work on her marriage.

    That being said, I’m a pessimist, and I fully believe given the power, money and opportunity a lot (if not most) men would cheat.

  5. Faye G says:

    I used to really like his music back in the day, and even saw him at a festival once. It’s sad to see what a mess he’s become. Is he even a real father to those four kids? They’re gonna read about all this someday and I really feel for them. Not a Kim fan but she had my respect for trying to hold the family together for so long.

  6. Gemgirlaaa says:

    Nast Ye! 🤭

  7. Caroline says:

    I get that the Kardashians (and the Kardashian-adjacents) are gossip worthy, but Kanye is just a bad human. Can we stop giving him the attention he so clearly thinks he deserves?

  8. Lynne says:

    I’m not a kim fan, I think she married Chris Humphries for a story line and then cheated on him with Kanye because he was a bigger name and could provide more access. I do feel sorry very sorry for the kids. I hope that they will be allowed to have private lives as they grow older.

  9. Nina says:

    And we still lament this man as this big star, we listen to him, we talk about him… Whatever men do, they still stay in their position and they are still respected

  10. ME says:

    So Kanye had such little faith in his new album that he had to resort to admitting to cheating 5 years ago just to get people to talk about his album?

    I feel sorry for those kids. They were brought into a bad marriage from the get go. So selfish of the parents if you ask me.

    Also, I wonder if the cheating was what Drake was talking about when he said he had dirt on Kanye but wouldn’t say what it was because he didn’t want to “ruin a family” ?

  11. why? says:

    Page 6 didn’t confirm anything. They just simply repeated what Kris paid them to write. Kris, Kim, and Khloe are Page 6′s sources. It’s ridiculous to depict Kim as the victim or devoted wife when she, her sisters, and mother have a long history of cheating and have cheated with the boyfriends and husbands of their own friends. Look at how they went after Jordan. They didn’t show her any sympathy or compassion. She was just another storyline for their show and the tabloids. Now Kris and Kim want people to feel sorry for Kim because she married a man who she knew was a cheater since he was in a relationship when she started sending him inappropriate photos of herself to him.

    Yesterday it was that he bragged about cheating on Kim in his lyrics(notice that Kim had no problems with that line of the song when she was pretending to listen to his album or attended the 3 super spreader events). Now today it’s the groupies? Who will Kris and Kim target tomorrow? Claim that Kayne has been having a secret affair with Amber Rose or one of his other exes?

    Why are Kris and Kim pushing so hard on the “Kanye cheated on Kim first” narrative? Are they trying to distance themselves from Kayne and his album so that they can attach themselves to Drake and ride the attention wave of his album? Or is it payback because Kris and Kim were embarrassed that Kayne exposed Kim’s infidelities(3 hours at a Walgreens) during their marriage? Are Kris and Kim trying to get ahead of a negative story about Kim? Is Kim trying to play on Van Jones’ sympathy so that he can help her “pass” the baby bar?

    The best thing about the Kardashian/Jenners are the cons they pull on the press.

  12. Hannah says:

    If anyone in his life loved him truly they would only support him if he stepped away from the celebrity world. He is not mentally stable enough to be the kind of artist with this much spotlight.

  13. FeatherDuk says:

    I know this will sound stupid, but they both seem asexual. I can’t fathom it. If there weren’t a video of her, I wouldn’t believe it.

    • psl says:

      It does not sound stupid at all. I agree with you. They are both all talk.

    • angel says:

      I know exactly what you mean. There’s no heat. Neither of them seem sexual or at least outwardly or to each other. I think Kim falls into the trap of simply wanting to be wanted-who knows if she desires? Or whom she’d desire? And Kanye? I’ve read rumors about him…but who knows his orientation or what he’s like behind closed doors.

    • Jules says:

      I think all the sisters are asexual, especially the two younger ones. All their preening, posing and squatting is so over the top it becomes cartoonish… like they are mindlessly acting out a part for money but are not truly into it.

  14. TeeMajor says:

    At this point “wompwomp” is all I have, she knew what she was getting AND so did he.

  15. Renee says:

    And yet she brought 2 more kids into this mess later….

  16. Missjo says:

    Well their Mother was a cheater and the all worship her so l think they actually don’t really care about being with a cheater or cheating themselves, as long as they get either status or financial compensation it’s all good