I know you were on the edge of your seat all weekend waiting to find out if Kanye West would indeed make a “cameo” at Kim Kardashian’s baby shower, even though we should probably stop calling it a “cameo,” because it’s, you know, a real-life event. Right? RIGHT? Well, it looks like Kanye did indeed show up to the party of the millennium to celebrate his daughter. (Why does it feel so weird to know the gender? Because it makes it even more real?) But I’m not totally convinced he was happy to be there. I don’t know why. I mean, it could have been the fact that he showed up covering his face with a hoodie. But I don’t know.
Rumor had it that Kanye didn’t want to go to the baby shower out of fear he’d be the only man there, and also because he wants no part of this whole reality show thing. Hence his having a baby with a person known mostly, if not totally, for being on a reality show. But it looks like Kanye sucked it up and made an appearance, perhaps because fellow men Scott Disick and Lamar Odom also showed up. What was interesting, however, was that neither Scott nor Lamar skulked into the party holding hoods closed over their heads. Just an observation.
I imagine the events inside the party went something like this.
Kim’s Friend (take your pick): Kim, who’s that guy over there in the corner?
Kim: Oh, that’s –
Kanye (from the depths of his hoodie): Pay no attention to the man behind the hoodie!
Or something like that. I’d imagine. But really, things are not looking good for this relationship. Like, what else with Kanye cover his face for? The birth? The krisening, by which I mean the official moment Kris Jenner becomes the baby’s manager? The baby’s first reality show talking head, when she’s two months old? The launch of the baby’s clothing line, when she’s six months? These are important events in his daughter’s life, and he should show up in the photographs as more than just a hooded shape in the distant background. “Mommy, who’s that scary person in this picture from my book party when I was one?” “Oh, that’s just your daddy. He’s lurking over in the corner right now. See?”