I wouldn’t be on my pop-culture duty if I ignored the news of Kim Kardashian being preggers by Kanye West. In case you’ve just emerged from an Internet dead-zone, on December 30, West announced Kardashian was preggers at his Atlantic City concert. Kardashian’s boyfriend/”misteress” told the crowd to “make noise for my baby mama.”

This is one of those subjects I want to continue to ignore — mostly because it just seems wrong to say anything but “Congratulations!” That said, l feel compelled to weigh in since news of the KimYe spawn hijacked Twitter for 2-3 hours on Sunday night. Unsurprisingly, Twitter went all-the-way-in dragging Kim for her life. It. Got. Ugly. I won’t go that far. Pinky swear.

I do want you to know I really tried to write about double standards, like how Kim Kardashian is called “a whore” for dating a bunch of guys. And yet, Carlos Walker — sorry, I’m not calling a grown man “Shawty Lo” — can impregnate 10 women and somehow escape that label. It’s a worthy point, but it wasn’t what I really wanted to say. This is:

1. This relationship was a bad idea from the start
Recall the chatter of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode where Kanye threw out nearly all of Kim’s clothes? No “good for you” dude wants you to re-haul your entire image to be with him. To make it worse, Kim dressed and looked better before Ye came around.

The more important reason though … Kim was/is married.

2. What in the hell was Kim thinking?
Her marriage to Kris Humphries was likely a hoax/ratings ploy. Somehow, I don’t think the ongoing divorce battle was part of the plan.

It’s just plain sloppy to enter another relationship when the previous one isn’t done. (And even sloppier to bring a kid into that situation.) I know ratings and attention are everything in reality TV world, but the line has to be drawn somewhere, especially on issues that actually affect other (little) people.

3. Uh … What in hell was Yeezy thinking?
I don’t ask that because of Kim’s dating or sexual history. She was unmarried from around 20-30. Dating is what she was supposed to be doing since she wanted to be married again.

I’m wondering what Yeezie was thinking because of Kardashian’s married present. Dating a married woman? Bad enough. Getting her pregnant? Bad. Real bad. Joe Jackson.

Kanye’s always come off as the uncomfy-in-his-skin suburban kid who wanted to be down with the streets. The conflict is responsible for some of his best music. But from what we see of his personal life, he often seems like he’s trying to prove something, and he usually goes way too far — like publicly dissing his exes and “defending Beyonce’s honor” by running up on Taylor Swift. His most rebellious actions have come across like sucker moves. This one does too.

4. The double-standards for non-Black, famous women are appalling
Fantasia became pregnant by a married man, and she was eaten alive for it. I know Kim is not going to get Fantasia’s scourge-of-humanity treatment because she isn’t Black. Kim’s prettiness, non-Blackness, and her extraordinary fame are not only going to minimize the fall out, but this classic Maury behavior is going to boost her brand. Expect this KimYe baby news to make the cover of every tabloid for weeks to come. Oh, and a Kardashian maternity line coming soon.

5. 808s & Heartbreak II will be epic
Old folks got a saying, “how you finish is how you start.” I believe them (see Point 1). For the sake of the forthcoming KimYe child, I hope this relationship works out – either as a marriage or an amicable co-parenting situation — but I just don’t see it. I do look forward to the album though, even if the content will likely be better suited for a therapist than the public masses.

6. I wish their kid the best
I mean that sincerely. Some people reproduce and I think, “they’ll be fine!” as parents. Others? You really worry about that kid. Kanye’s a self-proclaimed “international asshole.” And well, Kim? Well, she’s Kim and motivated by fame. Let’s hope the responsibility of parenthood changes these two for the better. And if not? Thankfully, the KimYe spawn one will have the best nannies, and if necessary, therapy, that money can buy.

Oh, and Aunt Khloe, who is by far the sanest Kardashian.

Demetria L. Lucas is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria) in stores now. Follow her on Twitter @abelleinbk

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  • Lana K

    That poor child… just another publicity opportunity for its Fame Thirsty mother & grandmother. For the child’s sake I hope she doesn’t follow the Kris Jenner parenting playbook

  • Bump Mediocrity

    I personally feel that Kanye got Kim knocked up to get back at Amber Rose. Amber found real love in Wiz and Kanye never believed that she would find true happiness and move on. Amber is the one who Kanye really loves and Kim is having his baby trying to keep Kanye. That man’s heart is with Amber. And Kim’s heart is with Reggie.

    These two care for each other a great deal but it isn’t head over heels love; it’s convenience.

    A baby is a blessing period and perhaps it will give more gravity to Kim because that girl is as vapid and boring as they come. I could never hate on her beauty but after a while I would need more substance to feel fulfilled and something tells me that Kanye is the same way…there’s only but so many ways you can play with a human Barbie….

    • Everything.

    • AM

      @Bump Mediocrity,

      I thought his one and only true love, was Alexis his ex-fiance.

      Possibly another theory is he is trying to keep up with the Jiggamanizzles.

  • AM


    1.) Congratulations Kim and Kanye.

    2.) Since when did babymama become the standard of reference to the MOTHER of your child. Some might say, same shit different toilet, but there is no way on earth, I’d be smiling ear to ear with him calling me his babymama. No way. God help me. Maybe I’m over reacting, maybe not. But correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t this the same man who refers to her as his “perfect bitch” and she took in stride, for lack of a better word, grinning and just being happy that she is in his thoughts. Lawd!

  • Congrats to Mrs. Humphries and the baby daddy.

    • just_kiesh

      SHADE. LOL.

  • Jenny

    Amber Rose is pregnant. Reggie Bush announces his girl is pregnant. Apparently the conception of this Kimye baby coincides with the Bush baby news.
    Hurt pride is not a reason to have a baby.

    • Allie

      I was literally think the same thing when I heard the news. They both got hurt because their ex’s moved on and became happy, now they are getting back at them . . . Misery likes company, they can front all they want like they happy, but I know these two narcissist can’t stand each other.

      Bruised pride is a mofo.