Mrs. Carter: Once again, we have proof that art is very much subjective.
One day after we wrote about Kanye West’s new song “Perfect B–ch” being dedicated to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian, the reality star has spoken out (at least via some TMZ sources) and said that she is actually flattered by the mention:
“I’m honored. I love it … I know he doesn’t mean it in a negative way when he says the word ‘b–ch.’ The song talks about how he was with so many other girls but could never find the right one until he met me.”
The one thing that is even more interesting about this story is that Kanye has deleted the tweet in which he originally announced that the song was about Kim — so it’s possible that he is either changing the title much as he ended up doing with “Theraflu,” or he simply did not want to put up with the backlash over using what many feel was a misogynistic word in the title of his song.
This is hardly the first time that Kanye or anyone in the rap community has come under fire for a lyric that is viewed as offensive to either someone’s gender or race — but in this case, should we be as offended by it if Kim is okay with it? We may not like it, but we also have the option to not listen — just as from a TV perspective we have the option to not watch shows that we find offensive in their own shape or form. (Heck, some people feel this way about “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”)
Do you think Kim’s reported comments bit this story to bed, or are you a bit curious now as to why Kim deleted the tweet? Be sure to share what you think below! Also, a congratulations again to Kourtney Kardashian — whose baby pictures with daughter Penelope are now available in the new issue of us Weekly.
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