Kim Kardashian West lashed out on social media Monday, after video from the stars’ gospel-themed “Sunday Service” showed Kanye speaking up for artists like R. Kelly and Michael Jackson, who’ve both faced sexual abuse allegations.
“They want art from the artist. But, anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up the full documentaries on him,” Kanye said. “And then, they gonna come with the Michael documentary. We can enjoy all their music all we want.”
He then added, “let’s go ahead and take da Vinci out The Louvre. Let’s take down all the art.”
Fans were so upset with the video, Kim felt the need to speak out in Kanye’s defense on Monday, saying, “he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior,” claiming he “was speaking about his own experience.” She also claimed people have taken Ye’s words ”out of context due to timing.”
In one of her tweets the “KUWTK” star says:
“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,” she wrote. “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
And of course social media was not having it, and people turned their anger from Kanye to Kim. Most people urged the reality star to stop trying to explain what her husband means, because it’s starting to get old, and every time it sounds more and more like spin, for publicity purposes.
Here are a couple of the responses:
I feel like every week you’re apologizing for something on his behalf. Take a minute and think about that.
— Connor Ryan (@Cronnor_) January 14, 2019
Doesn't he have a publicist. Is he paying u to be his publicist
— rubes (@4guayo) January 14, 2019
In the absolutely disturbing Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” the 52-year-old singer is accused of having sex with underage women, keeping women as sex slaves and other assault and misconduct allegations. The accusations have led to prosecutors starting investigations into the musician’s conduct.