By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West shocked many when they began dating publicly earlier this year. Although Kim is still technically married to estranged husband Kris Humphries, the reality star claims she has fallen in love with Kanye and is ready to take another shot at marriage. Usually when two celebrities begin a public relationship and start making public appearances together on the red carpet, it’s only a matter of time before they get the “Power Couple” label. But things haven’t gone completely as planned with Kim and Kanye’s power couple status, as the couple has had a couple of embarrassing hiccups in the public eye. Earlier this year, Kanye made a fool out of himself when he went crazy on a female pap for asking Kim about her ex boyfriend Reggie Bush. Although Kanye eventually made up with the pap, insiders say Reggie and his girlfriend found the whole incident hilarious.
Now there are whispers suggesting Kim is hurting Kanye’s career and as a result of dating the rapper, many say Kanye’s brand has taken a hit. A source tells the NY Daily News that Kanye is not too happy that people are more concerned about whether or not his girlfriend shows up to his performances than his actual performance. Nor is he happy about not getting top dollar for upcoming New Years Eve’s concerts unless Kim shows up.
Here’s the report:
“His personal life is overpowering his music,” an industry source says. “Every time he plays, people are wondering if Kim is going to be there. It’s not a good thing for him, especially if he wants to be taken seriously.”
Kardashian is also affecting West’s income. The rapper was offered several opportunities to host New Year’s Eve parties in Vegas and Miami — but only if he would bring Kardashian. West declined the offers.
“Kanye was actually offended by the offers,” says the source.
The source also tells the publication that his performance at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit was so terrible that most people got up and went to the bathroom during his set. It was pretty clear to us that a lot of people did not enjoy Kanye’s performance because he got torn to shreds on the social networks for it.
The same source also claims Kanye is meeting with “top-level music executives” for advice because he’s concerned about the direction his career is going.