With news of Kanye and Kim’s marriage reportedly on a clear path to being over, theories have been running rampant as to why and how. Neither have still stepped up to speak on the news personally, but publications have been reporting what “sources close to the couple” have been repeating: “divorce is imminent.”
Kanye West’s first album, 2004’s The College Dropout, dropped, and not too long after, the public got to know more and more about West’s personal life as he was (and still is) extremely vocal and for the most part, open. This would include some high profile relationships along the way, which started with designer Alexis Phifer. Their relationship began in 2002 and became engaged in 2006. However, after 18 months, the couple broke off their engagement in 2008.
Shortly afterward he famously began dating Amber Rose until 2010, and then in 2012, he started dating his current wife, Kim Kardashian. The two began dating while she was still legally married to ex-husband Kris Humphries before divorcing after a brief 72 days of marriage.
“Right before I got married to Kris Humphries, [Kanye and I] were talking, and I just went a different direction,” said the reality star during the Keeping Up With the Kardashians‘ 10th-anniversary special, which aired in 2017. “I think I had to go through that to figure out what I wanted. After my breakup, I was feeling really low and down and he said, ‘Just come to Paris and see my fashion show.’ … I swear from the moment I landed, I fell madly in love with him and I thought, ‘Oh, my God, why didn’t I do this sooner?’ Like, this is what real life is like — love and fun and real support.”
Their 6-year union produced four children, but things began to get shaky. While many fans were rooting for them during their marriage, with many labeling them their “relationship goals,” some saw their split coming. With the recent news blazing through headlines, many are recalling words from rap legend Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell from when he interviewed with WatchLOUD.
The outspoken Miami rapper was asked during the interview on his opinion concerning the differences between ghostwriters in R&B and Hip-Hop, and he stated his belief that the many changes in Hip-Hop had a lot to do with Kanye West in many ways. “It used to be a difference, before Kanye West, rappers wasn’t wifin’ all these h–s,” said Uncle Luke. “Rappers would be secure with they woman. You look at Ice Cube. He’s always been with is wife. You look at Will Smith. He’s always been with her. Hip-hop was different. We didn’t get caught up in the Hollywood thing, where, OK rappers are now marrying Hollywood girls, leaving one, going to the next one, leaving this one. We didn’t do that. I mean, we were like real secure. We wasn’t marrying girls or wifin’ girls for the Internet to blow up.”
That’s not all that Uncle Luke had to say concerning KimYe. In a separate interview on the Domenick Nati Show, he addressed why he thinks Kanye says many of the outlandish statements he utters, including his comments on slavery and his support for Donald Trump, saying that it is all thanks to his involvement with the Kardashian family. “People like Kanye West, I mean, this guy married into a family that gets on all shock baggy,” he said. “They need to do something in order to keep their followers up. That whole thing that they have got going on, he married into that. So, he has to say stupid things or he will be divorced out of the family.”
He continued: “He is doing it for shock value. I mean when a mother tells his son to go get a sex change like Bruce Jenner did. I mean, that entire family is like shock value family. They also have a reality show and in order to keep it going, they have to say stupid things…Kanye married into an untalented family that needs shock value that needs shock value on a weekly basis. They got to keep doing stupid things.”