Kanye West clearly has an intense affinity for best bud Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce. So much so that he stage-bombed poor Taylor Swift's acceptance speech a few years ago, in an attempt to convince people that Beyonce had "the best video of all time." So much so that he's nauseatingly said of Kim Kardashian: "She's my Beyonce." Sooo much so that ... he's urging Kim to go on the Master Cleanse because, apparently, she can stand to lose a few pounds.
According to OK! magazine, Kanye wants Kim to be the face of his new clothing line -- but she can't unless she sheds some weight. So, like a nice, supportive boyfriend, he's suggesting that she go on the Master Cleanse diet -- a "diet" Beyonce famously went on to lose weight for her role in Dreamgirls. An insider stated to the mag: "He suggested Kim drop 20 pounds, arguing that Beyoncé has a similar shape and she proved you can get that supermodel body using her lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup diet ... He has a long-term fantasy of turning them into the new Beyonce and Jay-Z power couple, but getting Kim to starve isn’t the way to do it."
I think we all have a hunch that part of (read: all of) Kim and Kanye's relationship is about publicity. But even if that's the case, there oughta be a line. First of all, Kimye will never be Bey and J, because -- and I'm honestly not trying to be rude here -- Bey and J both have crazy talent. And I don't think many question the authenticity of their relationship. They seem real. With Kim and Kanye, something is left to be desired, despite their playing every aspect out on TV, Twitter, and Instagram. And it does seem like, sometimes, Kanye is trying to mold Kim into something she's not. The picking out of her clothes; the getting rid of her clothes; and now this? This is gross on so many levels.
If Kanye really wants to become the next Jay-Z and Beyonce, this isn't the way to do it. It's going to take a lot more than some lemon juice and cayenne pepper to reach that level.
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