Kanye West Makes an Unsettling Confession About His Marriage

Kim Kardashian, Kanye WestIt's hard to know what makes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's marriage work, other than they both really, really enjoy the spotlight and love showing off. Hey -- it takes all kinds, right? But Kanye recently let something slip to Ellen DeGeneres that may give us a little insight into how they really work together -- and it might not be good for their relationship long-term.


Kanye was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, January 29, and while he said that being Kim's husband and a father to North West has made him a "better human being," he also said something pretty disconcerting if you read into it.

"I've definitely learned how to compromise more," he confessed. "Which is something you have to understand when you partner with people in business."

Dude. Did he really just liken his marriage to a business contract? I mean, I get what he's try to say ... I think. Marriage is about compromise, give and take, yada yada. But as someone who used to take pride in running a marriage like a business negotiation, I have to say that this sort of thinking is a slippery slope.

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A relationship isn't going to work if you're constantly looking for what you can get out of the deal, instead of both partners freely giving to the other. The hope is, of course, that things even out over the course of time, but when someone only gives when they get, it makes for one exhaustive, tit-for-tat marriage. Because invariably, you set up certain patterns and expectations, like a business deal, and then what happens when things don't go according to plan?

It fails, that's what happens. Well, not always, but through my experience and observations, couples that treat marriage like a business partnership have a lot of trouble weathering storms together. Just saying.

Of course, maybe it just came across wrong, or I'm reading too much into it ... Kanye also admitted, "I always have someone to think about going home to ... And, you know, something for me to be brave for what I want to do for humanity, but also to be more protective of myself for my family too. Cause there are things I've done in the past that were considered negative, but I was really jumping in front of the tank for other people or for culture in a way, so now I always have to have that in my mind that I have a family that I have to protect too."

When Ellen pointed out that he didn't seem so "angry" anymore, the "Only One" singer confessed, "I think I was going through my version of my terrible twos ... My daughter, she wants to express herself, and she just doesn’t have the words for it. And for me, there was so many things I wanted to do with film and clothing, and I just didn’t have the words or the resources or the backing or the perception that I could do it being that I was a rapper."

Hehe -- Kanye just admitted that he's acted like a toddler. Well, maybe he and Kim will make it after all. After all, it takes two grown-ups to make a marriage work.

Do you think it's healthy to view a marriage as a business partnership?


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