Kim Kardashian 'hurting beau Kanye West's career'
Kim Kardashian is dragging down boyfriend Kanye West's career, sources have claimed.
The rapper's majorly successful career survived interrupting Taylor Swift at the VMAs and insulting a sitting President during a Hurricane Katrina telethon, as he had a hit with his next album, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
However, according to Confidenti@l, a source has revealed that West's popularity is waning and he has become tainted with too many appearances on 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians', pictures in the celebrity weeklies and a girlfriend unwelcome in the world of high fashion.
Once gracing the pages of VMAN and GQ, the 35-year-old's face is now splattered all over whatever Kardashian is promoting.
"His personal life is overpowering his music," the New York Daily news quoted an industry source as saying.
"Every time he plays, people are wondering if Kim is going to be there. It's not a good thing for him, especially if he wants to be taken seriously," the source said.
The 32-year-old TV reality star is also affecting West's income. The rapper was offered several opportunities to host New Year's Eve parties in Vegas and Miami but only if he would bring Kardashian. West declined the offers.
"Kanye was actually offended by the offers," the source said.
In the beginning of their relationship, West tried to put his foot down when it came to appearing on the Kardashian family's shows, but the source claims that his socialite girlfriend "gets upset so he caves in".
According to one ticket broker, sales for West's upcoming show at Revel in Atlantic City are "not close to being sold out", but the latest sign that the public is turning against West was when a massive portion of the audience walked out during his performance at the Dec. 12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden - and collectively dissed his kilt.