Kim Kardashian: Kanye’s shenanigans will damage the kids more than my tape

Whenever Kanye West goes quiet for several months, it feels like people conveniently “forget” about all of the sh-t he was up to before he disappeared. It’s happening again. Kanye has been an antisemitic a–hole for years, and it only got exposed last fall. When Ye was exposed, he basically lost hundreds of millions of dollars and a huge chunk of his business. In addition to the antisemitic, white-supremacist horses-t, Kanye was also saying sh-t about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, Kim’s family and how Kim slept with Drake (according to Kanye). Oh, and Kanye was also saying sh-t about Kim’s sex tape. Well, all of the behind-the-scenes stuff is being shown in the new season of Hulu’s The Kardashians.

During Thursday’s season 3 premiere of The Kardashians, Kim opened up to mom Kris Jenner about the impact of Kanye’s erratic actions, which, at the time, involved online attacks and allegations made against her family and loved ones. In a confessional, Kim, 42, told cameras: “There’s been a lot going on with Kanye right now … I think at this point, I just assume everything I text Kanye is gonna be put on the internet. I think I can handle anything, I just get really heartbroken for my mom, that she has to deal with so much from so many different sides.”

Speaking to her mom, Kim admitted, “I spent my whole morning having an anxiety attack, I felt like I just couldn’t breathe all day. You know when you’re just on the verge of tears… that’s how I felt all day. “Even through all of the craziness of everything that Kanye says about us, I never comment, I never post… he has made up the most insane narrative about you, and the tape, and we stay silent, we stay silent through all the lies. Even how he looks so down on me for my [sex] tape, brings it up all over town, all over the media. Like, thanks for reminding people once again. All of his shenanigans is gonna be far more damaging to the kids one day than my tape will ever be and I have to sit here and not say anything, ever, because I know one day my kids will appreciate that. And I know that is the best thing for them.”

Growing emotional, Kim noted how she has to be the bigger person for the sake of their four children: North, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 5, and Psalm, 4.

“And by the way, I’m the one where s— could be going down and I get in the car, and every day, the kids want to blast dad’s music and I’m like, ‘He’s the best!’ I put it on and we’re singing along, and inside I’m dying because I will be his biggest cheerleader to them forever, and one day, when they can see for themselves, I’ll answer whatever they want me to. It’s a lot,” she said. “And the one that was supposed to protect me — and still does interviews saying they will be my forever protector — is the one that’s hurting me the most.”

Kim also spoke about how she has trouble believing Kanye, 45, wants to be her “protector” when he was the one that allegedly “started a rumor that I was hooking up with Drake” and accused her of infidelity throughout their marriage.

“I never say anything bad, I never say anything negative,” she added. “If I say I’m exhausted, I feel guilty about that. I am f—ing exhausted!”

[From People]

While Kanye is guilty of saying some disgusting things about Kim and her family, I don’t think he “started” the Drake rumor. That rumor has been around for years, and it’s mostly based on sh-t Drake has said or suggested in his music. It’s a popular conspiracy and part of the theory was always that Kanye didn’t know for years. I’m just saying – Kanye didn’t START the rumor, he just repeated it. The rest of it, I agree with Kim. I know the dudes on Twitter don’t agree with her, but I do think Kanye’s antisemitic bullsh-t, his racism, his unmedicated episodes and his ranting and raving will have a bigger impact on the kids as opposed to when they find out about Kim’s sex tape.

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  1. GrnieWnie says:

    They will…mental illnesses always takes a toll on the families of the people who have it, one way or another. IMO, you have a responsibility (obligation, even) to actively treat your mental illness for that reason.

    Nice to see people recognizing that a woman having sex on tape will not be the most traumatizing thing in the world. The level of shame society attributes to that, as opposed to Kanye’s behaviour, is just garden-variety misogyny.

    • Slush says:

      Yep. Mental illness is not your fault, but it is your responsibility.

    • Josephine says:

      What’s interesting to me about this situation is that Kanye’s behavior is so deranged that it may be easier for the kids to wrap their heads around the fact that he does have some very severe problems, is very like mentally ill. It’s easier to dismiss anything coming out of his mouth because of that. Not that it excuses a thing he says or his lack of getting help. It’s the more insidious messaging that the Ks proote that’s harder to shake, harder to understand as a kid.

  2. Slush says:

    She is 100% correct.

    I dislike her and her whole family immensely, but I’ll be damned if she’s not handling these situations in a very mature way, and her kids will appreciate that.

  3. Brassy Rebel says:

    I feel for her–up to a point. Waiting to talk about how he is hurting her and the kids until she is on tv is not staying silent. It’s just waiting to have the biggest possible platform to say it. But, yeah, I am sure all the sh*t talk is painful and anxiety inducing. My understanding is he was like this when she married him so not marrying him and then having four kids with him would have been the way to go to avoid all this. But what do I know?

    • WiththeAmericann says:

      I know, right? I was screaming: you’re literally on TV saying bad things about him that your kids will hear, followed up with “I don’t say bad things!”

      The gaslighting she gets away with is really disturbing. She’s literally blaming him for the Drake rumors that were around elsewhere.

      Also, her s*x tape made her entire career, which isn’t the same thing as what happened to Pam Anderson, who made nothing off of her tape and was treated like trash. Neither deserve misogyny or sexism, but they are not the same.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah I agree that she saved this “confessional” for her TV show to maximize ratings–Kim’s no fool.
        But I also don’t think she said anything all that bad? ..I mean, at least what was quoted here. She basically just said that he’s hurting her by spreading lies and rumors. If that’s true, her kids probably already know that’s typical behavior from Kanye. In the end, I still think she’s handling this better than he is.

      • Slush says:

        Is she saying anything bad though? All I saw was her saying “Kanye’s behavior is hurting me, the kids, and my family” and naming that behavior, which we have all seen out in public. I would also virtually guarantee he has done worse in private that she is not sharing.

        To me, that’s not talking bad about him at all.

    • Maida says:

      Agree. Also, I wonder how much the constant show taping and publicity affected Kanye (NOT an excuse for any of his behavior), and will affect the kids. This feels a bit like Kim K applying a standard to Kanye that she is not willing to turn back on herself.

      Seems to me that the kids are ALSO likely to be damaged by being part of a three-ring televised circus they are too young to consent to being part of.

      • Ameerah M says:

        Kanye is a grown man who married a reality TV star. He is responsible for that choice just as much as Kim is responsible for choosing to marry him. Him publicly releasing PRIVATE conversations on social media that he has with the mother of his child is a completely different animal than him CHOOSING to be a part of that show or not. As for the kids being on the TV Show – that’s a complicated topic and I tend to air on the side of kids not being included.

    • Kingston says:

      @Brassy Rebel

      This is my sentiment also.

      When the article says:
      “Growing emotional, Kim noted how she has to be the bigger person for the sake of their four children: North, 9, Saint, 7, Chicago, 5, and Psalm, 4….”

      my response is: er………if she’d asked me, I coulda told her that a union with such a troubled man would not end well. But, I wasnt consulted.

    • Josephine says:

      I didn’t get that, either. She said that she’s staying silent but she’s not – she’s waiting to use her remarks for the sake of a crappy tv show that should not exist. This family is incapable of staying off of tv and social media. They never have to work again but having a quiet life for the sake of the kids they keep having doesn’t register to them. Kim is also very actively pursuing social media for a 9 year old. When does it end?

      • Mel says:

        Agree. Kanye is awful and I’m sure dealing with him is stressful but you’re talking about him on TV. Does she think her kids have never seen the show or that kids won’t repeat everything she said to them? I’m sorry nothing either one of them is doing is in the best interests of those kids. Let Kanye be the messy person and only speak about him to lawyers. It’s not a confessional, your blabbing it to cameras, she knows exactly what she’s doing . I feel for those kids, they had no choice in the matter and will be surrounded by messiness.

  4. JM says:

    Totally agree

  5. Lattie says:

    This is so false… those kids will never live in the same house as ka ye as such they will probably only see him when he is not having an episode n kanye s kids have his personality so they will see him as the cool dad n everyone forgives men quickly I mean even Adidas is back to working with kanye n the only reason those kids won’t be bullied in high school is because of kanye s music n yeezys cool factor …. it’s Bern decades but Kim still gets reminded about the sex tape so history already proves this will be an issue till kingdom come because hearing your mental ill dad said shitty things and seeing your mother have sex with another person not your Dad is something you never forget n worse your friends will be getting off on your mom s tape… nope

    • Maida says:

      To clarify, Adidas is not back to working with Kanye. They’re selling off the old inventory of Yeezy shoes they have and are donating the money to charity.

    • kirk says:

      IIRC Adidas ended its partnership with Kanye October 2022, which I think was brave of them considering his products accounted for 10% of business. Adidas is selling remaining YEEZY inventory, to which Kanye is entitled to 15%. They were stuck with either donating or selling remaining inventory, reportedly ~ $1B loss if not sold. There’s also a shareholder class action lawsuit against Adidas, claiming they had prior knowledge of Ye’s ‘problems’ to the extent that they should have taken precautions to minimize financial exposure. “Adidas is back to working with kanye,” is a gross overstatement.

    • Bee says:

      Adidas is not back with Kanye. And ain’t nobody watching their mom’s sex tape!

      I’m just glad Pete got out of this messy mess.

  6. GorgeousGecko says:

    She’s right. She’s wrong about a lot of things ( and I absolutely lay the blame for a lot of horrible messaging about women’s bodies at her feet ) but she’s right about this. I feel for her on this one.

    • otaku fairy says:

      Agree with you on both points. Damage (not embarrassment) from the sex tape can only come from the misogyny other people *choose to* engage in. Nazi propaganda and support of rapists is damaging in and of itself. When a trusted loved one supports something like that, it may negatively impact how they treat the targets of the bigotry. The fact that the kids will be able to look back and see one day that a lot of the public was willing to encourage or downplay some of their father’s behavior because they disliked their mother more won’t be good for them either.

  7. Jan says:

    The Gap is suing Kanye for 3 million, the rent for the LA store.

  8. Lily janes says:

    Ray J has recently come forward and admitted that the tape was created to be leaked. They made 3 tapes and Kris picked the “best”.

    She intentionally made the sex tape and sold it to vivid with the intention of lying that it was “sold without her knowing” like what happened to Paris except lying.

    Now she’s trying to fold the tape into the general “Kanye craziness” instead of a totally different issue that Ray J raised.

    Don’t buy it people!! She’s lying! Why can’t any one see it!! Yes Kanye will damage the kids with his mania and erratic behaviour just as badly as Kim but let’s not let her off for leaking her own sex tape and playing victim for over a decade. Google Ray J. It’s all out there now. I truly feel you guys are on the K payroll.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      The weirdest part of this to me would be showing a couple of sex tapes to MY MUM asking which one should be published. Ugh.

    • Kingston says:

      @Lily janes

      My god. You sound so excruciatingly naive. What makes you think any rational person believes ray j’s tale of THEIR tape is any more believable than Kim’s?

      • Josephine says:

        I’ve always assumed that they created it purposefully and leaked it. That family vultures what happens to everyone else and uses it for profit. They also lie for a living imo. I just assumed everyone knew that it was not a leak. The complete lack of litigation and complete profit-making was enough evidence for me.

      • ME says:

        @ Kingston

        Ray’J showed receipts. He still has the signed contract he and Kim signed. He has a lot of proof. I’m pretty sure Vivid Entertainment even said the tape was not leaked and it was a brokered deal.

      • Mel says:

        I don’t know about the three tapes, but it was said from way back that Kris sold those tapes and she knew all about it. That’s how they roll. I think you might be the naive one here.

    • Torttu says:

      Kris Jenner is revolting

    • ME says:

      @ Lily janes

      Can’t BOTH be true? Kim’s behavior AND Kanye’s beahvior is going to destroy those poor kids. Kim is not innocent. She chose to marry that man and have four kids with him knowing full well the man was a racist and had mental health issues. Kim is no saint either. She has her own issues. Those kids are surrounded by women who spend all day appropriating other people’s cultures, stealing ideas and taking credit for work they didn’t do. They call the paps to capture their every move. They are obsessed with plastic surgery and public exposure. You think that won’t f*ck up those kids? Let’s just hope they have good nannies. That is all.

      Also, this is all just a ratings ploy for the new season of their show. She always brings up her tape when a new season of their show airs because she knows it gets people talking. Works every time !

      • Mel says:

        THIS!!!! They’re both going to damage those children. Kim married Kanye because it got her invited to the Met Gala and on the cover of Vogue. The only thing it didn’t get her was A- list friends like she thought it would.

  9. AmyB says:

    I tend to agree with Kim for the most part. But between Kayne’s untreated mental illness, his other dangerously problematic behavior and rhetoric, Kim’s sex tape, AND Kim’s promotion/example of unhealthy and unrealistic beauty standards, these kids are climbing an uphill battle in terms of issues later on in life. Then you add to that – living their life so publicly. For me, it’s really a combination of all the previously mentioned factors. I really feel sorry for them.

  10. Kokiri says:

    There’s no winner in the “who damages the kids more” war.

    The only losers are the kids.

    Her sex tape may not be a big deal to them, but make no mistake, she inflicts damage on those kids too.
    She’s selling them for ratings. She’s destroying their agency, parading them on social media, opening them to judgement & scorn.

    Don’t @me that he’s worse. They both are terrible for different reasons.
    Those kids pay the price.

    • AmyB says:

      Well said. Divorce is traumatic for children regardless of all their other dynamics/issues. My sympathies are with their kids, PERIOD.

  11. theotherViv says:

    Whose actions will damage them more? Well, it’s not a competition, Kim.
    Also, as someone with a similar mental condition in my family: glorification of that parent doesn’t help either. It’s ok to turn that music off sometimes. Kids with a bipolar parent often become highly sensitive to their mental state. That does not mean that the other parent has to become bulletproof. My sister often made the mistake of pretending her ex’s behaviour was no big deal and this can result in kids shrugging highly problematic behaviour off as “a bad day”. This is not effective shielding. It is ok to know your dad did not behave well today, but you can still love him. If you are Daddy’s biggest cheerleader, don’t forget they may want to be like him. I don’t envy her.

  12. bears says:

    I suspect that being born into a soulless, vapid, fame whoring cesspool will be the thing that ends up screwing them up. All of the other bad behavior is secondary.

  13. Nicky says:

    Bipolar and other mental illness may in some cases be genetic.
    She knew what Kanye was like. My sibling and I deliberately never had children because taking the chance of passing mental illness down was something we each decided (separately) would have been too much to put them through. It’s difficult seeing people with great families and knowing we won’t have that but again we decided it’s not worth putting someone else through suffering.