Kanye West and Kim Kardashian expecting first child
I typically avoid writing pieces about the personal lives of celebrities, but this is too major a pop culture moment not to write up: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are having their first child, it was announced Sunday.
The couple, who have been dating since April (despite the fact that Kardashian is still legally married to Chis Humphries), are one of the highest-profile celebrity couples around: socialite Kardashian is a star of the E! series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and Kanye West is a critically acclaimed musician with five well-received studio albums under his belt (six if you count 2011's collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne).
West announced the pregnancy at a show on Sunday night, just a few nights after a performance in which he wore crazy, diamond-studded masks.
We'll probably all get sick of what is annoyingly being called the "Kimye" pregnancy pretty early on in 2013, especially due to both parents' attention-seeking media personae. My interest in this story lies solely with how it will affect Kanye's music career. Will it delay his long-awaited follow-up to 2010's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'? How will his worldview change?
Fans of West's music might recall the song "New Day" from Watch the Throne, in which West mused about what he would teach his hypothetical son: "I'll never let my son have an ego / He'll be nice to everyone, wherever we go / I mean I might even make him be Republican / So everybody know he love white people," he rapped. "See, I just want him to have an easy life / Not like Yeezy's life, just want him to be someone people like / Don't want him to be hated all the time, judged / Don't be like your daddy that would never budge."
Yeah, yeah, the pregnancy will probably be extensively covered on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But aren't you more excited about what Kanye's thinking?