Kim Kardashian defends Kanye West after he seemingly suggests it’s still OK to listen to R. Kelly
Kim Kardashian has had to defend her husband on social media after he seemingly suggested it’s still okay to listen to R. Kelly amidst the singer’s sexual abuse scandal.
The reality star and mother-of-three took to Twitter on Monday to shut down speculations that her husband, rapper Kanye West was in support of Kelly who has been accused of sexually abusive behavior towards several women and underage girls.
“I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.”
I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect. The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 14, 2019
She followed it up with another tweet later in the day, reemphasizing that her husband was not trying to defend anyone.
“I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable, disgusting behavior,” the “KKW Beauty” founder wrote. “My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.”
On Sunday, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner live-streamed a clip from Kanye’s Sunday service event where he performed alongside a choir and shared his thoughts on the cancel culture and embattled artists.
“They want the art from the artist, but anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up full documentaries on him.”
Kanye also referred to the upcoming documentary “Leaving Neverland” which reportedly details that late King of Pop’s alleged sexual abuse and molestation of two young boys, now grown men.
“They gonna come with the Michael documentary. We can enjoy all their music all we want," he said.
Kanye continued to pursue his point:
"I thought I wasn't gonna go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out of the Louvre. Let's take down all the art."
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Not unexpectedly, the “GOOD Music” boss sparked outrage with his comments, prompting the above reply from his wife.
Social media users are not so thrilled with Kim’s actions, however. Many think Kanye should do any explaining and not leave it to his wife.
“Kim, he’s a grown man who can defend and speak for himself,” wrote one Twitter user. “You cannot get him out of trouble every time he messes up. I know you’re tired of doing this boo.”
I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior. My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing.— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 14, 2019
Another chimed in: “Kanye needs to do the explaining himself.”