Kim Kardashian has been in the spotlight this week following her split from Pete Davidson, but now she’s trending for an entirely different reason.
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Some fans are outraged after she recently shared a video of her body scan, which also featured her body fat percentage.
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Now, it seems that Kim’s private life is becoming less and less private as the years go on.
And over the last few years, things have been pretty difficult for the reality star.
One of the main media obsessions was her relationship with Kanye…
It’s certainly been a long way to the top for the Atlanta-born musician, who first gained fame in the year 2000 when he began to produce for artists on Roc-A-Fella Records.
He would eventually go on to be credited with revitalizing Jay-Z’s career with his contributions to the rapper’s 2001 album, The Blueprint.
Of course, Kanye went on to gain a reputation as a solo artist…
Releasing a number of wildly popular albums, such as My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Yeezus, The Life of Pablo, Ye, Jesus is King, and most recently, Donda.
He has also made a name for himself in the world of fashion.
The musician forced his way into the industry in 2004 and again in 2011, but it was his proposition in 2015 for Yeezy Season 1 with Adidas that really shifted the conversation and ultimately left a mark on the industry.
Yet despite all of this success, in 2015, the rapper revealed that he was experiencing some major financial struggles.
He told BET that he was $16 million in debt, and said a year later that he owed $53 million and asked Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg to invest in him.
However, Kanye has always been optimistic that his fortune will one day take a turn for the better.
In 2013 he foretold The New York Times: “I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.”
So, with this confidence tiding him along smoothly, Kanye later began dabbling in the world of politics.
In 2018, Kanye, who is an avid Trump supporter, sat down with the then-president in the Oval Office where he proclaimed his support and declared Trump a “hero” in a bizarre, rambling televised monologue that spawned myriad parodies.
But, on July 4th, 2020, he took things to the next level.
Taking to Twitter, Kanye wrote: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020Vision.”
Nobody ever thought that he’d actually do it.
But, regardless of the haters, the rapper was deadset on his “2020 vision”…
And in July that year, he hosted his first-ever campaign rally.
However, it was an extremely alarming experience.
Kanye, who was clad in a bullet-proof vest with the numbers “2020” shaved into his head, threw his rally in Charleston, South Carolina, where he seemed to whip up various policy decisions right there on the spot, including humiliating his wife and family in the process.
His then-wife, Kim Kardashian, was later forced to address Kanye’s erratic behavior.
She posted a lengthy Instagram story explaining how difficult it is to live with bipolar disorder – a condition Kanye was diagnosed with back in 2016 – and how she will do anything to protect her husband and her children.
It was an understandably difficult time for Kanye and his family…
So his supporters weren’t surprised when he stepped down from his campaign to take some time to reconcile.
But that didn’t keep Kanye from running for some kind of president…
On the official ballot cards, Kanye Omari West was listed as the Vice President for the American Independent Party.
Remarkably, some people actually voted for Kanye…
Including Kanye himself.
Yep, in perhaps the most Kanye West move of 2020, the rapper took to Twitter to reveal that he had voted for someone he “truly trusts” – himself.
Of course, Kanye didn’t win the 2020 election…
And sadly following that, things went from bad to worse for the rapper as it was confirmed that he and Kim were getting divorced.
It’s safe to say, the past few years seem to have been a difficult time for Kanye.
But it seems he has hope for the future!
Speaking at the L.A. Mission, he opened up about the breakdwon of his marriage.
He admitted he had done things that were “not acceptable as a husband.”
But also said “The Kingdom” will ensure he and Kim get back together.
He also said he believes if he and Kim can make it work, they’ll act as inspiration to other struggling marriages out there.
However now Kanye seems to have changed his tune (quite literally), with a new song directly aimed at the Kardashian family.
The tune, titled My Life Was Never Eazy, calls out Kim, Pete Davidson, and even the Kardashian children.
In one line, Kanye sings: “We havin’ the best divorce ever // If we go to court, we’ll go to court together // Matter of fact, pick up your sis, we’ll go to Kourt’s together.”
In another, Kanye says he “watched four kids for like five hours today.”
Before moving on to rap about the children being brought up by their nannies and cameras: “I got love for the nannies, but real family is better // The cameras watch the kids, y’all stop takin’ the credit.”
Singing again about the kids, Kanye says:
“When you give ’em everything, they only want more // Boujee and unruly, y’all need to do some chores // Rich-a** kids, this ain’t yo mama house // Climb on your brother’s shoulders, get that Top Ramen out.”
Shortly after the song was released, Kayne hit out at Kim again as he filmed himself claiming that Kim had refused to tell him where their daughter Chicago’s birthday party was being held.
He claimed he had contacted Kim and the children’s nannies however, “nobody give me the address to my daughter’s birthday party right now. That’s gonna imprint in her mind that I wasn’t there for her.”
Eventually it appeared that Kanye was allowed into the party as he later shared a video thanking Kylie’s partner, Travis Scott, for providing him with the address.
“I just gotta shout out to Travis Scott for sending me the address and the time, and making sure that I was able to spend that birthday memory with my daughter to be there with the rest of the family,” he said before adding that Kylie let him in.
And that wasn’t the only thing that got Kanye worked up…
The rapper has also shared that he doesn’t think it’s right for their daughter, North, to be on TikTok.
Kim was reportedly feeling “overwhelmed and upset” by Kanye’s actions.
A source told ET that “Kim has been overwhelmed and upset by Kanye’s recent interviews and antics.”
“Kim’s main priority has always been their children,” the source said. “Her goal has always been to have a healthy co-parenting relationship with Kanye, where both of them are involved.”
The source continued to explain that “Kim had an incredible relationship with her dad, even after her parents got divorced, and she wants that for her kids too.”
“Kim has just been trying to put a structured plan in place so that her children can feel safe, secure, protected, and loved by the both of them.”
Kim recently said that Kanye West was hurting the children by attacking her online.
And this comes after he posted to Instagram about his daughter, North:
“SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL ?” he wrote.
And well, Kim doesn’t usually stand up to Kanye publicly.
But, this time, she did…
Kim took to Instagram to hit back at Kanye and to try putting an end to Kanye’s attacks on her parenting style.
“Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create,” she began as per the news outlet.
“As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision — because it brings her so much happiness,” she continued.
She then got real…
And said: “Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all.
“From the beginning, I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way,” she finished.
And then, if that wasn’t enough, she’s shared the real reasons she decided to divorce the rapper…
In Vogue’s March issue, the mogul let us all in on the life changes that made her realize what she truly wanted.
“For so long, I did what made other people happy and I think in the last two years I decided, I’m going to make myself happy,” she said.
“And that feels really good. And even if that created changes and caused my divorce, I think it’s important, to be honest with yourself about what really makes you happy.”
The latest situation has seen Kanye take to Instagram to share a selection of posts, most of which have since been deleted, and have left people very confused.
In one post, that has since been deleted, Kanye shared a picture of a truck full of roses as he wrote: “MY VISION IS KRYSTAL KLEAR.”
The word were also painted on the side of the truck which was supposedly sent to Kim.
It comes after Kanye and Julia ended their short relationship.
Speaking to Fox News, the actress’s representative said: “Julia and Kanye remain good friends and collaborators but they are no longer together.”
In another post, the Daily Mail reports that Kayne shared a screenshot of a text message with Pete Davidson.
In the screenshot, Pete appeared to message Kanye: “…you as a man I’d never get in the way of your children. That’s a promise. How you guys go about raising your kids is your business and not mine. I do hope [some] day I can meet them and we can all be friends.”
Kanye posted the screenshot with the caption: “No you will never meet my children.”
Following Kanye’s attack on Pete, Kim appeared to have had enough of the situation as she asked Kanye to stop putting Pete in danger.
In yet another since deleted post, Kanye shared a picture from the film Baby Boy that shows Tyrese Gibson in a chokehold, the outlet reports.
Alongside that he shared another screenshot from his messages with Kim.
The screenshots showed Kim telling Kanye that he is “creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will be all your fault.”
Captioning the post on Instagram, Kanye repeated Kim’s pleas to keep Pete safe as he wrote: “UPON MY WIFE’S REQUEST PLEASE NOBODY DO ANYTHING PHYSICAL TO SKETE IM GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION MYSELF.”
Before Kim added in another screenshot shared by Kanye: “There are dangerous people out there and this is scary and it doesn’t have to be,” the outlet reports.
Kanye responded to Kim in the messages writing: “I will always do everything to protect you and our family forever. And I listened to you and told everyone to make sure nothing physical happens to Skete.”
Kanye’s attacks on both Kim and Pete have been pretty constant, but throughout it all, many people believe that Kim has handled it well.
But following his constant attack, Kanye opened up about how the divorce made him feel, especially when it came to his kids…
He opened up to Hollywood Unlocked not long ago, explaining he was denied access to Kim’s house to see his kids…
“My daughter wanted me to go inside. I was like, I am the richest Black man and North’s father, right, and the security was able to stop me from going into the room with my daughter,” he said.
He continued, “And I am hearing that the new boyfriend is actually in the house that I can’t even go to,” clearly referring to Pete.
He then detailed his feelings in his new album Donda.
In one of his new songs, the rapper says: “Pops home, I ain’t getting frisked / I put your security at risk.”
He continues: “I walk in the crib, no getting frisk / Butt-naked in the kitchen cooking grits / Tell yo’ mama, “Come give me a kiss” / Security gon’ need security for this.” This seems to imply Kanye will do whatever it takes to be part of their lives again.
Ye goes on to rap: “Never take the family picture off the fridge / Never stand between a man and his kids.” This is definitely aimed at Pete.
And then in another song on the album, titled “True Love”, Kanye goes into more detail about his role as a father.
Kanye says: “Wait, when you see the kids? I’ll see y’all tomorrow / Wait, when the sun set? I see y’all tomorrow.”
“Wait, when I pick ’em up, I feel like they borrowed / When I gotta return them, scan ’em like a bar code.”
He continues: “I only seen three kids who watchin’ Chicago / And you know all the nannies said, “Daddy in Nebraska” / Let the kids dig a tunnel to my house like Chapo.” Which is about Kanye’s ranch in Wyoming, Nebraska that he left to live at leaving Kim and the kids at home, something which inevitably led to their divorce.
But, since the very public feud amid Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kanye West…
Kanye has taken it upon himself to try and be better.
We saw this especially when Kanye retrieved copies of Kim Kardashian’s alleged s*x tape so that it could not be leaked. But, in trying to go above and beyond for his family, there are just some things North isn’t impressed by.
Since the new season of Keeping Up with The Kardashians aired…
We’ve surprisingly seen Kanye playing quite a loving and protective role in Kim’s life, despite his upset over the divorce, and Pete becoming a part of her life.
And he’s been making a much better effort to be civil with Kim while he continues to help parent their children…
It’s very clear that both Kim and Kanye just want the best for their children, and that Kanye was just going through a rough time, struggling to deal with it in a way that didn’t affect Kim and his children…
Now, it seems as though they’ve both started to get the hang of communicating healthily with one another again, and they’re on a roll.
Things have certainly been looking up as we’ve been seeing how adorable Kanye is being with Kim’s family during the season’s episodes.
However, in the most recent episode, something Kanye did… didn’t seem to bode well with North West.
This came as he showed up at Kim’s house in what was a very unusual way to get around so that he could pick North and Saint up and take them to school.
What did Kanye show up in? You may be wondering…
He showed up in a firetruck. Yes, it’s certainly more extravagant than the roses he delivered to her a couple of months back.
But, despite its extravagance, North didn’t seem all that bothered.
She’d seen the mode of transportation before her younger brother, Saint, had seen it, and when Kanye excitedly asked if she had kept it a secret from “Sainty”, she simply replied by saying “No. Mom said it was a surprise,” as per E! Online.
And while Kim bigged the ride up…
North continued with her short responses.
“Is this not the coolest thing ever? Who gets to ride in a fire truck?” said Kim, for North to respond with “I do.”
And when her mom continued to try and make the experience special saying that she “didn’t” think anybody had ridden in a firetruck to school before…
North’s response was once again very witty, saying “well, probably not to school, but firefighters did.”
Kanye then said, “everyone wants to be a cool dad.”
And in his opinion, to do that, you just have to “wear the fire hat.”
But the latest news is that Kim Kardashian has reportedly broken up with Pete Davidson.
Sky News reports that the pair have now gone their separate ways.
Apparently, the couple still has “a lot of love for each other” but their work commitments “made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.”
However, despite the reason allegedly being erratic work patterns not working out, some believe it’s something entirely different.
While most are expressing their lack of surprise over their breakup, countless people are pointing fun at the tattoos Davidson got for Kim, UNILAD reports.
Back in April, fans spotted a tattoo on Davidson which read KNSCP which would be Kim’s initials along with those of her four children.
One person tweeted: “Pete Davidson really got all those tattoos for Kim Kardashian only for them to break up.”
“You’re laughing? Pete Davidson has a tattoo of Kim Kardashian’s kids and you’re laughing?” another commented.
“Pete Davidson’s tattoo removal guy just put a down payment on another boat,” a third wrote.
Pete Davidson’s mom has since shared a photo of her son.
The photo was snapped during Pete’s sister’s graduation from college.
“A beautiful day celebrating @caseydavidson!! PA 💙,” Amy, 53, wrote via Instagram on Friday.
Since then, the real reason behind their split has been revealed.
And it all comes down to Kim’s commitment to motherhood.
According to an insider, the pair are on very different life paths.
“Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment,” the insider said, as per Page Six.
“Pete is totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment’s notice.”
“But Kim has four kids and it isn’t that easy. She needs to focus on the kids,” they added.
While the news is definitely a shock, her fans have been more focused on something else entirely.
And it has to do with her recent post on Instagram.
Kim shared a video on her stories of her receiving a recent body scan which shows her body fat percentage.
And fans were quick to point out how damaging this could be for her younger followers and those who have suffered/still suffer from eating disorders.
In the video she says: “A year ago my body fat percentage was 25 percent and now it’s at 18.8 percent… athlete category.”
Social media users have shared many comments about her controversial clip…
One Twitter user wrote: “I don’t expect everyone else to avoid my personal triggers but Kim Kardashian is well aware of how influential she has been on body standards and to broadcast this is just incredibly irresponsible for the millions of young people that follow her.”
Someone else commented: “She literally has access to every treatment and medication in the world which the common folk doesn’t. Her lack of awareness truly will lead to trauma for many.”
“Kim Kardashian boasting about how unhealthily low her body fat percentage is actually a slap in the face. Her entire family have spent the last decade profiting off of making young women feel like sh*t like for the love of God f*** off,” a third said.
Some eating disorder experts have also spoken out on the issue…
“For people with eating disorders, specific details around people’s weight, behaviors, food intake, and so on can be incredibly unhelpful. We often use the term ‘compare and despair,’ because that’s exactly what these kinds of stats can lead to,” a spokesperson for Eating Disorders Victoria told Junkee.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, contact the NEDA Helpline for free support, resources, or even just to chat with a trained volunteer in confidence.