During the third such event, this time in Chicago, Kim, who has previously attended alongside her and Kanye’s children – North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm – took part in the performance, appearing in a wedding dress for the final song of the night.
As No Child Left Behind played, the 40-year-old walked out into the middle of the arena in a stunning Balenciaga haute couture dress and veil, to join Kanye, 44, who was dressed all in black leather.
On Friday, the Skims entrepreneur shared unseen photos from the night, including a closer image of herself in the dress in the stadium, as well as photos with Kanye backstage.
In one, the former couple is sitting next to one another in a pensive mood in the stadium’s locker rooms, with Kim’s face hidden by her dramatic veil and Kanye obscuring his face with a black balaclava and baseball cap.
In the third image, Kim is dressed in matching black leather and shades, with her hair in a long plait, and son Saint pulling on her arm as her and Kanye stand opposite one another.
Despite the exes’ united front, and Kim’s continued public support of Kanye, reports suggest that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was ‘blindsided’ and ‘very upset’ by the rapper’s decision to bring out both Marilyn Manson and DaBaby during the event.
According to an insider, who spoke to E! News, Kim was unaware of anyone else’s involvement before she arrived and ‘would never have participated in something if she knew Manson was a part of it’.
The rocker is currently facing multiple accusations of abuse and sexual misconduct, including from ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood and Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco.
Manson, real name Brian Warner, has denied the allegations, calling them ‘horrible distortions of reality’, and the investigation from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department continues.Another E! News source claimed Kim was also unaware of DaBaby’s involvement, and that she ‘truly had no idea’ about Kanye’s plans.
DaBaby faced fierce backlash in July for comments he made about gay men and HIV during his set at a Miami music festival, and has since issued two apologies for his remarks, calling them ‘misinformed’, ‘hurtful’ and ‘triggering’.
With Kim having reportedly made her concerns about Manson and DaBaby known to Kanye, the source continued: ‘He wants her to realise why he included them and appreciate the art form.
‘Kanye wanted a reaction. He wants people talking about his album and that was the approach he was taking.’
A third insider, close to the rapper, insisted that the Flashing Lights artist ‘is not fazed by the backlash’ as he is driven by a creative viewpoint rather than ‘overthinking’ any context.
They concluded that Kanye ‘may not agree’ with what the two men have been accused of, but he believes in separating the art from the artist.
Credit: Original article published here.