The “KUWTK” star lashed out on social media Monday, after video from the stars’ gospel-themed “Sunday Service” showed Kanye speaking up for artists like R. Kelly and Michael Jackson, who’ve both faced sexual abuse allegations.
“They want art from the artist. But, anytime they do anything erratic, they just gonna pull up the full documentaries on him,” Kanye said. “And then, they gonna come with the Michael documentary. We can enjoy all their music all we want.”
He took it one step further, adding, “let’s go ahead and take da Vinci out The Louvre. Let’s take down all the art.”
Fans were so upset with the video, Kim felt the need to speak out in Kanye’s defense on Monday, saying, “he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior,” claiming he “was speaking about his own experience.” She also said his words were “taken out of context due to timing.”
That didn’t sit well with Kardashian’s followers, and people turned their anger from Kanye to Kim. The general consensus was that the reality star needs to stop trying to clarify what her husband says, because it’s starting to just come off like a publicity spin.
Here’s some of the responses:
Kim, he’s a grown man who can defend and speak for himself. You cannot get him out of trouble every time he messes up. I know you’re tired of doing this boo
— • (@MasinElije) January 14, 2019
Girl we don’t care. Adults should think BEFORE they speak.. we only understand what’s being said, not what was MEANT to be said! Bye
— DESTINY (@I_AmYourDESTINY) January 14, 2019
I feel like every week you’re apologizing for something on his behalf. Take a minute and think about that.
— Connor Ryan (@Cronnor_) January 14, 2019
Doesn't he have a publicist. Is he paying u to be his publicist
— rubes (@4guayo) January 14, 2019
Kim he is a grown man who is very capable of defending himself, you can’t be tweeting for him every time he messes up, he’s not a child PERIODT.
— YT: masonblakee (@masonblakee) January 14, 2019
As The Blast reported, one of the women accusing R. Kelly of sexual battery held a press conference announcing she now has a meeting with police and is also making it known she will cooperate with any other agencies investigating the singer.
Another alleged victim’s family is begging for a meeting with their daughter, without the influence of Kelly to prevent her from speaking.
The singer is currently being investigated by Fulton County, GA with the possibility of facing criminal charges. He has also been ordered to let officials enter his Chicago music studio this week to perform a compliance inspection as they continue to determine if they have a criminal case.