Kanye West Apologizes to Kim Kardashian For Making Private Matter Public
Kanye made headlines when he first announced his presidential run on July 4. Soon after, it was announced Kanye would appear on the primary ballot in Oklahoma and the 2020 Vision campaign started a petition for Kanye to appear on the ballot in South Carolina. The bizarre campaign rally Kanye held in South Carolina sparked concern among many. Kanye explained how he and Kim contemplated aborting their first daughter, North West, a discussion Kim wanted to keep private. Over the next two nights, Kanye began attacking Kim and other family members through Twitter.
Kanye tweeted on Saturday, “I would like to apologize to my wife Kim for going public with something that was a private matter. I did not cover her like she has covered me. To Kim I want to say I know I hurt you. Please forgive me. Thank you for always being there for me.” The rapper is indirectly mentioning his comments on abortion when he mentioned the “private matter.” Kanye is also acknowledging how his multiple comments about Kim hurt her deeply. One of these comments being Kanye’s accusation of Kim trying to lock him up like in the film Get Out. Kanye also acknowledges how Kim supports him but he has not returned the same support in return, especially in this situation. His ask for forgiveness may be a last-ditch attempt to salvage his marriage.
This isn’t the first time Kanye’s bipolar disorder has caused trouble in his marriage. In the song “Wouldn’t Leave” off of Kanye’s 2018 album “Ye,” Kanye describes how he gave Kim the option to leave him after he called slavery a choice on TMZ. On the track, Kanye repeatedly says Kim wouldn’t leave which likely inspired the name. At the end of the track, Kanye says the song is for every “down female” that supported their partner when they didn’t listen and tested their relationship in some way. If “Wouldn’t Leave” is any indication, Kim may accept Kanye’s apology and choose to stand by him again.
Hopefully, Kanye’s apology is a sign he has started seeking help for his bipolar disorder. Historically, Kanye has had an extreme admiration for and devotion to his wife. His attacks could have been a misguided attempt to try and save his marriage to Kim. After his outbursts, multiple outlets reported the couple had been considering divorce for weeks. Kim has not commented on the state of their marriage publicly so it’s possible the couple is trying to heal their relationship privately. This tweet may be Kanye’s way of showing Kim he cares about and is sorry for the impact his comments had on her image and reputation.
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