He ain’t saying she’s a gold digger! Kanye wants the world to know that even though Kim may relish leading a life of luxury, she definitely did NOT marry Kanye for his money!
Kanye West, 37, and Kim Kardashian, 34, are both worth millions but Kanye made it clear that their marriage is all about the love, not the Benjamins, when he delivered a heartfelt speech at The BET Honors on Jan. 24. Here’s what he had to say.
Kanye West Defends Kim Kardashian At BET Honors: She’s No Gold Digger
Kanye had nothing but wonderful things to say about his beloved wife, Kim, when he delivered a moving speech about racism and interracial relationships at The BET Honors.
He kicked off his speech by explaining that he sensed the stigma surrounding interracial relationships at a very young age, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
“At the barbershop… I used to hear people always talking about, ‘Man, you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon’ go and get a white girl and blah blah blah and a white girl gon’ get a rich black dude,'” he shared.
For good measure, Kanye then added a reference to his hit song “Gold Digger”, saying of Kim, “But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes. It got nothing to do with the money.”
You tell ’em, Kanye!
Kanye West Shares Shocking Racist Story From Kim Kardashian’s Childhood
Kanye didn’t stop there. He also told a story about how when Kim’s late father, Robert Kardashian, was defending O.J. Simpson, someone wrote the words “n***a lover” on his car.
When a young Kim asked her father why he was so upset about it, he replied, “One day, you may have a black child…a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful black child… and it’s gonna be hard. You’re gonna see how hard it is.”
Wow, it’s amazing that Robert was right! And we’re sure he would be so proud to see Kim and Kanye doing their part to combat racism.
HollywooodLifers, what do YOU think of Kanye’s speech? Are you glad he defended Kim? Let us know!
— Susan Johnson