Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
4.25.2018

Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West, Says He’s ‘Years Ahead of His Time’

Kim Kardashian is standing by her husband. Following reports of “erratic” behavior and criticism over Yeezy’s love for President Donald Trump, his wife Kim K came to his defense via Twitter.

“To the media trying to demonize my husband let me just say this,” she wrote. “Your commentary on Kanye being erratic & his tweets being disturbing is actually scary. So quick to label him as having mental health issues for just being himself when he has always been expressive is not fair.”

She went on to say that his decision to part ways with his entire management team should not play into the mental health narrative. “Yesterday it was announced that Kanye had parted ways with some business people and media outlets made this about Kanye’s mental health. Rather than just a simple business decision. So I’m glad he tweeted about the state of his company and all of the exciting things happening,” she wrote.

While she distanced herself from his Trump comments, Kardashian celebrated his decision to speak freely about these topics. “He’s a free thinker,” she added. “Is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair. He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive.

“Now when he spoke out about Trump… Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this,” she continued. “But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions…. He never said he agrees with his politics.”

Finally, she celebrated her husband on his foresight and individuality. “Kanye will never run in the race of popular opinion and we know that and that’s why I love him and respect him and in a few years when someone else says the same exact thing but they aren’t labeled the way he is and you will all praise them! Kanye is years ahead of his time,” she added. “Mental Health is no joke and the media needs to stop spitting that out so casually. Bottom line.”

Just as Kardashian was defending him, Kanye kept tweeting. He posted an image of himself in Donald Trump’s signature red hat that reads “Make America Great Again.” Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge and YouTube’s Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen posed by his side. Later, West also bragged about the fact that Trump signed his “MAGA” cap.

Earlier today, the POTUS responded to Kanye’s flattering tweets. “Thank you Kanye,” wrote Trump. “very cool!”