Kris Jenner breaks silence after Kanye calls her 'Kris Jong-Un'

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
·6-min read

Kris Jenner has broken her silence after her son-in-law Kanye West referred to her as “Kris Jong -Un” in a series of explosive tweets.

While her daughter, Kim Kardashian, released a statement yesterday speaking on her husband’s mental health, Kris decided to take a different route in addressing the controversy.

Kris Jenner and Kanye West attend the Givenchy  show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 6, 2016 in Paris, France.
Kris Jenner has broken her silence after Kanye West called her Kris Jong-Un. Photo: Getty Images

Kris decided to completely ignore everything that’s going on, instead taking to her Instagram to share a video of beignets, a kind of pastry, which she had received.

The pastries were from a bakery in Los Angeles called Beignet Box, which is thought to be just down the road from her Calabasas mansion.

Kris Jenner pastries
Kris shared a photo of these pastries to her Instagram Stories. Photo: Instagram/Kris Jenner

Kanye’s Twitter rant

In a series of Tweets, the 43-year-old rapper called out the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars, calling Kim a ‘white supremacist’ and his mother-in-law, Kris Jong-Un, likening her to North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un.

“I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meekest the Waldorf for ‘prison reform’,” Kanye wrote on Twitter, swiftly deleting the Tweets minutes later.

“I got 200 more to go…this my lady tweet of the night…Kris Jong-Un. Lil Baby baby my favourite rapper but won’t do a song with me.”

He later said Meek, referring to rapper Meek Mill, was “respectful”, but “Kim was out of line”.

“Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval…that’s not what a wife should do. White supremacy…says the future president,” he wrote.

Photo: Twitter/Kanye West
Photo: Twitter/Kanye West

Earlier this week, the Kardashian family were said to be “shocked beyond words” after Kanye West's first-ever presidential rally where he claimed he and Kim came close to aborting their daughter, North West.

The 43-year-old broke down in tears as he explained he “almost killed [his] daughter”, and since then has taken to Twitter numerous times to uploading a series of explosive tweets about his family.

Meanwhile the New York Post reached out to Damon Dash after his visit with Kanye at his Wyoming ranch this week.

He said of the Kardashian’s concern for Kanye: “I don’t give a f*** about none of that. I see him — he’s cool. I don’t give a f*** what they say. He’s a little tired but he’s happy.”

Another group of the star’s loved ones - including Kanye’s manager, Bu Thiam, and close childhood friends from Chicago, Don ‘Don C’ Crawley and John Monopoly - also flew to the ranch to be with Kanye, according to Us Weekly.

And the group reportedly worked to get him professional help.

“Kanye was evaluated by a doctor on [Monday], who determined that he did not need immediate hospitalisation and that he was in a stable mental state at the time,” a source told the publication.

“Those close to Kanye are taking this very seriously — their top priority is to make sure that he’s safe and getting the necessary attention and treatment he needs.”

After the visit Kanye simply shared a picture captioned “YZY TEAM.”

Kim Kardashian feels ‘helpless’

Meanwhile, his wife, Kim Kardashian is reportedly feeling “helpless” after her husband, Kanye West’s, Twitter rants, where he said he’s wanted to divorce her for the past two years.

Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West attend the 69th NBA All-Star Game at United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
Kim Kardashian is said to be feeling 'helpless' after Kanye West's wild Twitter rants. Photo: Getty Images

An insider has told E!, the network with which the family have their highly successful show, that Kanye won’t talk to his wife "because he thinks she will try and have him committed."

"It is very bad between them right now and Kim feels defeated and helpless," they said.

"Kanye doesn't think he needs help. He has many friends who have been checking in on him and they are saying he is okay."

Kanye is currently staying at his ranch in Wyoming and according to the insider, he hasn’t seen his kids in a week, with Kim desperately trying to fly out to see him but he keeps knocking her back.

"She wants to help him and has been trying for over a month now. Kanye's behavior has progressively gotten worse,” the source said.

RELATED

Despite this, Entertainment Tonight reports that the reality star has no plans to end her marriage, with a source saying: “Kim is not planning to divorce Kanye right now. If Kim wanted to divorce him, she’d just file, but she’s not planning to at this time.”

According to the insider, Kim wants to be there for Kanye through this difficult time as he struggles with his bipolar disorder.

“Kanye was there for Kim during the Paris robbery. He dropped everything to be right by her side. That’s the guy Kanye is and that’s the guy Kim loves. ‘Kim is there for Kanye and although right now he doesn’t want her by his side, she’s ready to drop everything for him when he’s ready.”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Kanye released a stream of Tweets on his Twitter account yesterday, accusing his wife of being a 'white supremacist'. Photo: Getty Images

Kim Kardashian releases a statement

Kim released a statement on her Instagram Stories, where she spoke about Kanye’s struggles with mental health.

"As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,' she wrote.

"I've never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye's right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because off the stigma and misconceptions about mental health."

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star described Kanye as a "brilliant but complicated person", and said his bipolar disorder has heightened the "pressure and isolation" he already feels as a public figure.

"I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions," she continued.

"He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.

Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on March 01, 2020 in Paris, France.
A source said Kim has no plan to divorce the rapper. Photo: Getty Images

“Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions."

Kim went on to urge people to "give grace" and “compassion and empathy” to Kanye, while also thanking those who have "expressed concern" for his wellbeing.

Sign up to our daily newsletter here to get all the latest news and hacks. Or get in touch at lifestyle.tips@verizonmedia.com.