Kim Kardashian completely shut down Kanye for saying her iconic Met Gala look was “too sexy”
At this point, Kim Kardashian West’s 2019 Met Gala look might be one of the most iconic outfits she’s ever worn. The flesh-colored, tightly corseted, Thierry Mugler dress was designed to make her appear she was dripping wet. Now, according to last night’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it turns out Kanye West was opposed to the look because he thought it was “too sexy” for his wife and the mother of his children.
Was Kim’s look camp, fitting the event’s theme? Meh, maybe not. Was it sexy? Hell yes. Was it *too* sexy? Ugh, Kanye, stop, no.
As we see in the episode, Kanye raises his concerns about Kim’s dress at the very last second, the night before they were headed to the Met Gala red carpet. And for the record, Kim said she had been planning the outfit for a year.
"Like the corset, underwear, all that vibe—I just feel like I just went through this transition of being rapper, and lookin' at all these girls, and looking at my wife like, 'Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls, showing her body off, showing this, showing that,'" he said on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. "I didn't realize that that was affecting like my soul and my spirit as someone that's married and in love, and the father of what's now about to be four kids."
Kim spoke up for herself and for her right to wear whatever she pleases—because, hello, wives and mothers can still dress sexy if they feel like it.
“The night before, you’re going to come in here and say you’re not into the corset look? You’re giving me really bad anxiety,” she said. “I don’t need any more negative energy.”
Still, Kanye persisted, making it all about himself: “You are my wife and it affects me when pictures are too sexy,” he said.
Kim dropped truths back to her husband.
"You built me up to be a sexy person and have confidence!" she said. "Just because you're on a journey and you're in a transformation, doesn't mean I'm in the same spot with you."
Clearly Kim’s (rightful) argument won out at the end because she wore that now-iconic, optical illusion dress despite her husband’s sexist protests. You do you, Kim.