Well, guys, it’s official. Kim Kardashian is pregnant with Kanye West’s baby. And in true Kanye form, he had to upstage the woman of the hour again by announcing it to the world in Atlantic City while on stage by saying “Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick?”
Okay congrats to Kim and Kanye and all that jazz, but I have many a problem with how this announcement went down.
First of all, it was Kanye who made the announcement, and apparently much to Kim’s surprise. C’mon. Announcing a pregnancy is always a delicate matter, not to mention if you’re one of the most talked-about
bodies women in the world, so maybe a game plan is in order. This of course isn’t the first time that Kanye has decided to make an impromptu speech on behalf of a lady. All I can say is I hope that when Taylor Swift gets pregnant she doesn’t let Kanye know.
My second issue is the announcement itself. “Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick.” I mean, I guess it’s an option. But if the dude who got me pregnant decided to announce it to the world without my knowledge, I’d be expecting a little more of… I don’t know, a speech? A little sentiment? And I know “baby mama” is a turn of phrase, but it feels so utilitarian. What’s wrong with “love of my life who is carrying my child.” Or “baby mama but more importantly valued partner in life”? Something else. “Baby mama” is all too focused on the uterus for my taste.
And then of course there’s the location of the announcement. Atlantic City. This is my personal little thing, but I’ve been to Atlantic City before. Nuh uh. No thanks. Even if you are rolling in the cash like Kanye and Kim and you spend a ton to stay at the nicest place in the AC, you are still in the AC. They go to so many awesome places! Why did he have to pick the Dirty Jers for his location of announcement?
There is also the sticky situation that Kim is still technically married to Kris Humphries and is still battling with him over some divorce issues. Oops. Guess Kris is going to have to stare at Kanye’s baby mama’s growing uterus as they finish negotiations.
All in all, I give Kanye a C+ for that performance.
Here’s Kanye’s announcement. This will no doubt be on Kimye’s kid’s baby ebook for years to come.