Wednesday 21 August 2019

Kanye’s political views gave me anxiety but I learnt to stop caring – Kim K

The reality star said her husband ‘doesn’t represent either side’ of the debate.

Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West (PA)
Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West (PA)

By Alex Green, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Kim Kardashian West has admitted that Kanye’s political views gave her anxiety and caused problems in their relationship.

The reality star, who is married to the US rapper, told Vogue magazine that like many she often finds his views “confusing” but that he was really the “sweetest person with the biggest heart”.

But Kardashian West, 38, said she had learnt to stop caring when she realised it was causing “such an issue” in their relationship.

The rapper courted controversy for his public support of US President Donald Trump and has been spotted wearing a red cap bearing the Make America Great Again slogan.

Kardashian West said seeing her husband wearing the cap had reduced her to tears because she felt it did not represent his views.

She said: “He doesn’t represent either side. But he doesn’t want to be told what he should be. It can be confusing. I get it.

“The one thing that I respect so much is that he is who he is, no matter what anyone tries to tell him to do.”

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Kanye West (Jonathan Brady/PA)

“I can be sitting there crying ‘Oh, my God! Take off the red hat! Because he really is the sweetest person with the biggest heart.

“I stopped caring, though. Because I used to care so much. I was making it such an issue in our relationship. And in my life. It gave me so much anxiety.”

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has also recently become involved in politics, publicly backing a plan to abolish the death penalty in California.

In October last year West, 41, distanced himself from politics, saying he had been used to “spread messages (he) don’t believe in”.

Read the full feature in the May edition of Vogue.

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