Kanye West would like you to know that his wife, Kim Kardashian, is NOT a gold digger. How does he know? Well, according to the rapper, Kim has “dated broke black dudes.” Ah, got it…Wait, what?
The rapper was accepting the Visionary Award at the 2015 BET Honours Saturday when he made the comments, saying that his wife’s interest in him has nothing to do with money: “At the barbershop…I used to hear people always talking about, ‘Man you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon’go and get a white girl and blah, blah, blah and a while girl gon’ get a rich black dude.’ But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes. It’s got nothing to do with money.”
Of course it doesn’t Kanye – Kim had a LOT of money before she met you! We’re not sure where he was going with that but we’re sure the sentiment is there…somewhere. Many have speculated that the comment could be a shady dig towards Kim's ex-boyfriend, Ray J.
However, Kanye also spoke about Kim’s first experience with racism, which came about when her dad, lawyer Robert Kardashian, was the subject of attack when he defended OJ Simpson in 1994.
Kanye spoke about his wife’s experience with racism, saying: “It takes me back to a story that she told me where her father Robert Kardashian walked out, and on the side of his Bentley, they wrote, ‘N***a Lover’ because Robert Kardashian was the genius that put together the defense team that got OJ [Simpson] off. She had never seen her father curse or get mad. He was the most laid back human being. And he went so crazy and tried to chase the people down. And she’s sitting there crying and was like, ‘Dad, why you going so crazy?’ He said to her, ‘One day, you may have a black child…a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful black child…and it’s gonna be hard. You’re gonna see how hard it is.’ So true enough, we deal with racism because there are different races. Or the micro of it is that we focus on the different races as opposed to the macro, which is the human race.”
We’re sure that Kim will appreciate Kanye’s words of kindness not only to their marriage, but to her father too. The reality star also attended the awards, posting a photo of herself and her husband to Instagram and writing: Kanye & I tonight at the BET Honors! My baby received the visionary award!!!! #BothWearingBalmain."
The awards do not air until the 23rd February so it will be a while before we actually get to see Kanye in action on stage.