Did Kris ‘Jong-Un’ Jenner Trigger Kanye West’s Downward Spiral?

Kanye West blasted Kris Jenner as "Kris Jong-Un" in a withering Twitter rant. Is the Kardashian "momager" the source of his problems?

Every "momager" needs to know when it's time to step away from the helm. For Kris Jenner, that time is long overdue. | Copyright: Pierre Teyssot (i)/Tinseltown (ii) via Shutterstock.com. Image edited by CCN.com.

  • Could Kris Jenner – the Kardashian/Jenner matriarch – be at the root of Kanye West’s latest meltdowns?
  • Another rapper, Westside Gunn, puts the blame on someone else.
  • Like everything in this family, it all comes back to Kris.

Kris Jenner gives a whole new meaning to the word “momager.”

The matriarch of the Kardashian/Jenner clan is at the root of her daughters’ popularity. She’s the one who (allegedly) leaked Kim Kardashian’s sex tape with Ray J, creating a butterfly effect that reverberated throughout the industry.

She’s both credited and blamed for the family’s omnipresence. Is it possible she’s at the root of Kanye West’s issues too?

Kris Jenner Has Run Roughshod on Men

Kris Jenner is simultaneously credited and blamed for the family’s omnipresence. | Source: Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com

In a series of now-deleted tweets, rapper Westside Gunn blamed Kanye West’s recent issues on Caitlyn Jenner, not Kris Jenner.

Leaving aside the homophobia and transphobia that pervades his comments, Gunn makes a compelling point.

Anyone and everyone who is in Jenner’s immediate circle isn’t a human being. They’re a tool to be used in her quest for power, fame, and money.

And they often turn around and treat others precisely the same way.

Caitlyn Jenner – who was once known as former Olympian Bruce Jenner – is no different.

She too is capitalizing on Kanye West’s latest domination of the news cycle by suggesting she should be his vice-presidential candidate. Even though it’s obvious to anyone with a pair of eyes that West’s “presidential run” is nothing more than a possible bipolar episode and a desperate cry for help.

How could these horrible people even think of capitalizing off of this?

It’s pretty simple: they learned how to do it from the best of the best.

Kanye West & ‘Kris Jong-Un’

In another series of now-deleted tweets, Kanye West railed against his wife and mother-in-law, sparking a trending hashtag by torching the latter as “Kris Jong-Un.”

Kanye West called his mother-in-law “Kris Jong-Un” in a series of now-deleted tweets. Kris Jenner’s control over her children is no laughing matter. | Source: Twitter (original tweet deleted)

While the nickname is hilarious, the tragic reality is that Kris Jenner’s treatment of her family is no laughing matter.

Yes, her hard-driving attitude has led to her family’s financial success – but at what cost? At this point, it looks like it’s coming at the expense of another human being.

Every “momager” needs to know when it’s time to step away from the helm. For Kris Jenner, that time is long overdue.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:08 PM

Bernadette Giacomazzo: Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, BET.com, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.