It wouldn’t be the first time a man lost his way putting a woman first, but I think most were hoping that if Kanye was dumb enough to let Kim Kardashian play with his heart, he would at least be smart enough not to let her ruin his money. Industry sources say we can kiss that latter part goodbye.
The NY Daily News reportedly got in touch with Confidenti@l’s Marianne Garvey who chatted with a few insiders who say that Kanye’s individual identity has virtually diminished as he is now simply a sideshow to whatever Kim is doing — like being all over tabloids and making appearances on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” — and hasn’t really snagged any type of press on his own. To put it plainly: “Once gracing the pages of VMAN and GQ, his face is now splattered all over whatever Kardashian is promoting.”
“His personal life is overpowering his music,” an industry source said. “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.”
Even worse is the Daily News’ account that Kanye is losing money over Kim. He was supposedly offered multiple opportunities to host New Year’s Eve in Vegas and Miami, but only if he would bring Kim along. He and his ego obviously declined, and a source said:
“Kanye was actually offended by the offers.”
He might want to rethink that offer because a ticket broker said that tickets for Kanye’s upcoming show at Revel in Atlantic City are “not close to being sold out.” People are also using the reaction to Kanye’s performance during the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden as evidence his shine has essentially dimmed. Though I didn’t watch the concert, I was shocked that everyone’s reaction seemed to be that Ye completely sucked and Kim was the only one who actually enjoyed his performance (because she was tweeting about it the whole time). People were also throwing mega shade at his kilt as if he hadn’t been wearing that throughout the entire Watch the Throne tour last year, but perhaps that’s just more prood that Kim isn’t such a hot look for Yeezy in 2012. I thought this was the type of reaction he was going for by making her his eye candy to begin with though.