Kanye West has been keeping his Twitter fingers very busy in the past few weeks, and today is no exception. Just in the past few hours, Kanye has publicly confirmed that he parted ways with his manager Scooter Braun, declaring he “can’t be managed” and is “nobody’s client”, announced new music with Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, and ASAP Rocky, and showed a cryptic interest in a 2024 presidential run.
Kanye’s tweets have proved to be wildly popular, but there’s one person out of the thousands of repliers and retweeters who he will probably have to pay more attention to: his wife, Kim Kardashian West.
Earlier, Kim replied to a tweet by Kanye in which he showed a picture of a hallway in his home and jokingly asked if it looked like “the sunken place.” She replied to the tweet, asking for some clarification: the two apparently had a rule to not show their home on social media, but since he had just broken it, would he now allow Kim’s E! reality show to film in their home?
The Daily Mail tabloid said Kim was “scold[ing]” Kanye in that tweet, which, to be totally fair, is reading way into it. Kim was clearly kidding, and there’s even a laugh-crying emoji at the end to prove it. Still, that forced Kim to clear things up. She then added an interesting observation, which could be read as a defense of her own tweet as well as her husband’s recent behavior on Twitter.
Kim went on to accuse the media of attempting to demonize Ye, claiming they were taking news of a "simple business decision" and turning it into a story about mental health. She also said it was wrong to suggest her husband is mentally unstable strictly based on his contrarian views. "He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive," she tweeted.
Kim also addressed Kanye's recent statements about Trump, insisting that just because Ye has publicly supported the president, doesn't necessarily mean he agrees with his politics. She also reminded her followers that "Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion," and insisted his statements are too forward-thinking to be widely accepted at this time.
Speaking of that recent behavior, one of the more troubling aspects of Kanye’s Twitter “philosophy book” is his continued co-signing of alt-right figures and Donald Trump. Just moments after Kim was tweeting at Kanye electronically, she apparently called Kanye to make sure he clarified his own comments regarding the president. That prompted Kanye to tweet the most stereotypically Kanye line of the day so far: “I don't agree with everything Trump does,” Kanye wrote. “I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself.”
If anything, it’s pretty interesting to see how Kanye and his wife interact on social media, especially since it’s been so long since both of them have been active. It’s also been pretty sweet to see some shots of where Kanye, Kim, North, Saint, and Chicago live.