Kanye West is used to putting his business out there for the public. It is the reason he has managed to become such a media magnet. People know that Kanye will deliver with a headline, especially when he aligned himself with the Kardashian family. Some may argue that all press is good press, but Ye does not seem to like some of the things said about him recently. While he fired back during an interview with Jason Lee, fellow celebrity Shaq does not feel sorry for him.
Kanye West likes attention way more than he values peace. This is clearly displayed in the way he lives his life and how easy it is for him to share personal details that not everyone would feel comfortable putting out there. Back in 2020, Kanye famously had a meltdown on Twitter where he said some pretty awful things about his then-wife Kim Kardashian and her family. Kanye accused Kim and her mother Kriss of trying to lock him up. He also spoke about keeping his daughter North from “posing for Playboy” and how his life was a real-life version of the film “Get Out.” “Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to look me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughter’s life yesterday,” he told his followers.
This followed a rally from his failed attempt at running for president where West reveals he and Kim had plans to abort their eldest child early on in their pregnancy. According to West, Kardashian called him crying and ready to take the pills to end her pregnancy. At that moment, his computer screen flashed, and he declared, “My screen went black and white. And God said, ‘If you [mess] with my vision, I [mess] with yours’… And I called my girlfriend and said, ‘We’re going to have this child.'”
The odd confession is not the first time West let people in on his personal life. He has been on again off again with his thoughts on Kim since announcing their split. While early on, he declared he was being held hostage and that the Kardashian family was ruining him, eventually Kanye began publicly asking for his wife back. In 2021, Ye did a concert with Amazon Prime. The event was an attempt to raise money and awareness to free Larry Hoover. During a performance of his hit record “Runaway,” West began adlibbing in an effort to get the attention of his baby mother. After singing the lyrics, “I need you to run right back to me, baby,” the rapper added, “more specifically, Kimberly.”
Not too long before that on Thanksgiving he released a prayer, also asking Kim to come back. “All I think about every day is how I get my family back together and how I heal the pain that I’ve caused,” he said at the time. “I take accountability for my actions. New word alert: misactions. The one thing that all my successes and failures have in common is me.”
Keeping his family’s business this public has been detrimental for West. Just this week, he opened up to Jason Lee about how Kim has security stop Kanye when he comes to visit their kids and how he is no longer allowed in her house. He also feels there is a campaign going on to make him look crazy. Some feel bad for West, who declares he just wants to see his kids.
Shaquille O’Neal knows what it is like to be a celebrity and has no sympathy for West. According to Shaq, if you put all your business out there, you will attract this type of attention. “That’s what happens when you put all your business on social media, so I don’t want to hear it now. Don’t try to clean it up now cause you started it,” Shaq said on The Big Podcast. “That’s the narrative that you’re putting out.” According to The Shade Room, Shaq also stated that he would never embarrass his exes, even if they felt it was necessary to put their business on social media.
Does Shaq have a point? Should Kanye get sympathy from us, or did he ask for this type of attention?