Is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Relationship Cursed?
We’re not exactly superstitious types, but we also can’t refute cold, hard evidence. The Huffington Post spoke to Stephen Master, an expert at Nielsen (the company behind that nifty TV ratings system of the same name), who helped gauge what Kanye West’s relationship with Kim Kardashian— and their recent pregnancy news — would mean for his future popularity as an artist. According to the charts put together by Stephen depicting the popularity of Reggie Bush, Kris Humphries, and Lamar Odom before and after their relationships with Kardashian women, Kanye should brace himself for some extra haters in 2013 and beyond.
Data shows that Reggie, who dated Kim from 2007 to 2010, is still feeling the effects of his relationship with the reality starlet. His popularity rate before taking up with Kim was at 90%. When the couple broke up, it dropped below 75% and has only recently climbed back up to 82%.
Kris, on the other hand, has taken the biggest likability blow. Before dating Kim, his popularity rate was measured at 87%. But over the course of just one year, that number dropped to a measly 46%. We’re sure that drawn-out divorce isn’t helping matters.
Lamar, who’s happily married to Khloe Kardashian, hasn’t seen nearly as dramatic a change in his popularity. Before meeting Khloe, his likeability rate was gauged at 79%. After some dips and rises, which can be attributed to the couple’s reality show spin-off and Lamar’s very public split from the Dallas Mavericks, his popularity is steady at 78%.
Thankfully, Kanye is no stranger to controversy. From his inflammatory remarks about then-president George W. Bush and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to his embarrassing interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Yeezy doesn’t seem to care what people think of him.
Only time will tell whether the “Kardashian Curse” will work its magic on his successful career.