By AFRO Staff
Kanye West recently flipped the script on wife Kim Kardashian, expressing disapproval of her sexy style.
On the Oct. 13 episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the couple argued about the dress Kardashian intended to wear to the Met Gala the next day.
The corset and Thierry Muggler dress, which took eight months to create, was a showstopper. Made from in a skin-toned color, the fitted dress was covered in crystals to give the impression Kardashian was naked and dripping wet.
In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Kim Kardashian West, left, and Kanye West arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Kardashian West announced on her app Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. the birth of their daughter via surrogate The baby, their third, was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
“I went through this transition where being a rapper, looking at all these girls and looking at my wife, like, ‘Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls showing their body off,’” West, 42, told his wife. He added, “I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone who is married and the father of now … about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear, it’s hot, for who though?”
Kardashian, however, questioned the timing of West’s critique.
“So the night before the Met you’re going to come in here and say that you’re not into a corset vibe?” she responded. “You’re giving me really bad anxiety. You knew last night I had really bad anxiety and I don’t need any more negative energy and for you say you’re now not into me wearing a tight dress.
“You are my wife and it affects me when pictures are too sexy,” West volleyed.
The stance is an about face for the rapper, who is well-known for his out-sized and candid adulation for his wife, and for his influence on her smoldering fashion.
In a 2016 interview with Harper’s Bazaar <https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/photography/a16784/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-interview/>, for example, West said of his wife’s social media offerings: “I love her nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones, and the front. I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity. And I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting. I think it’s important for Kim to have her figure. To not show it would be like Adele not singing.”
More recently, though, the rapper has become known for his Sunday Service events, during which his band performs Christian-themed music and where sermons are presented.
During West and Kardashian’s pre-Met ball argument, the reality star pointed out the inconsistency in her husband’s opinion.
“You built me up to be this sexy person and confidence and all this, and just because you’re on a journey and transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you,” she told him.