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Is Kim Kardashian “Hurting” Kanye West’s Career?


While Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are steadily seen about town, and overseas, looking happy as can be, there are allegedly hints that the relationship is having a deleterious affect on the rapper/producer’s career. Sources are saying that too many Yeezy appearances in gossip magazines and reality shows with his woman are not a good look. 

Says the New York Daily News:

But a source tells Confidenti@l that West’s popularity is waning and he has become tainted, with too many appearances on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” pictures in the celebrity weeklies and a girlfriend unwelcome in the world of high fashion.

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 says. “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.”

The story also says that West was offered at least a couple of high paying New Year’s Eve hosting gigs in Las Vegas and Miami. However, the “Dark Fantasy” rapper declined when he was not allowed to bring Kardashian along as a co-host.

Also mentioned as a sign of West’s waning popularity, many fans allegedly walked out during his 12.12.12 concert performance at Madison Square Garden.

Allegedly, Yeezy is aware of the problems. “He has been meeting with top-level music executives seeking advice,” said the NY Daily News’ source. “He’s not happy with the direction things have been going.”

One exec West has been speaking to is Lyor Cohen, who recently resigned from his last post as CEO/Chairman of the Warner Music Group. There is speculation that Cohen plans to start a management firm, possible with Kevin Liles and Jon Moscowitz. Representing Kanye West would be a major coup.

This NY Daily News story is clearly reaching (it cites heads dissing Yeezy kilt skirt as another sign of his decline), but there are many who aren’t too enthused by the rapper’s relationship. Tell us where you stand, or if you don’t even care, in the comments.

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  • Kim is like the Plague in his life slowly eat

  • Kim is like the Plague in his life slowly eating his state of living.

  • stupid sites,,,,kim has more than two jobs for the new year weekend kanye will be busy he got shows till the end of the year how will he have time to host,,,stupid articles,,,kim has helped him he has helped her they are moving forward going higher that’s the only thing..

    • tellnthetruth

      I disagree… when I 1st heard they started dating I thought this would eventually happen. Him being with Kim is not helping his career. It’s helping her career. Alot of ppl r turned off by their relationship. Kanye was on top of his game b4 they dated. I honestly don’t care who he dates but I think eventually he will get tired of the attention and trying to hang with her family. I honestly don’t think Kim is the woman for Ye and their relationship most likely want lead to marriage unless he’s tryn to prove otherwise to the world. Kanye seems like the type of guy that really wants a low key girlfriend that plays her part and hold her man down neways I wish them well…

      • And Amber Rose was low key?? Give me a friggin break! Kanye knows Kim’s life style. Hell, they have been friends for over nine years! And when he doesn’t want the press, you don’t see him. Kanye is a big boy, he knew the deal when they started dating and don’t need no one looking out for him. He will have dud CD’s just like all other stars.

    • Thank you! People are such haters and thrive on negativy. They help one another. I hope the two of them don’t let this consant negative assault on their relationship ruin what they have and I wish people would leave Kim the hell alone. NO ONE should have to constantly have their past thrown in their face. She wasn’t the only one on the damn tape and I don’t hear nobody talking about Ray J with his swarmy self!

  • The Kardashians kill careers.

    Word is Kanye’s end of the year concerts at Revel are not sold out. Kim is barely making money at these club gigs. They stopped asking for her but since she’s with Kanye, they want to take both as a package. Both were at her Halloween / Birthday gig.
    Yes, his celebrity has fallen off.

  • Leave Kim the hell alone and let them be happy. I watch KUWTK and he has only appeared a couple of times. No once can stay on top all of the time! You guys just keep looking for shiggity where there is none. I was at a concert at the Revel in New Jersey the other night and Kanye killed it! I am not a huge Kanye fan and went to the concert with another friend on their dime and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed his performance. Leave them alone, especially Kim. Damn! Everyone deserves to be happy. Jeeze!

  • Revel Player

    His performances are his downfall. He was at Revel New Year’s weekend and most tickets were comped and even with that people left and his horrible performance was the talk at the tables all weekend. Don’t blame Kim dude.