Kanye West is Less Popular Than Ever Since Dating Kim Kardashian
Now we ain’t saying Kim Kardashian is a gold-digger, but she certainly isn’t adding a ton of value to the rapper’s career.
OK! Magazine reports that Q Scores, a metric for measuring celebrity popularity across a number of variables, has deemed Kanye less in-demand than ever before, with his ranking dropping from a 17 to a 3, which may be the direct result of his relationship with Kim Kardashian.
Kanye’s propensity for saying outlandish things likely hasn’t helped his case either; whether he’s claiming George Bush doesn’t care about black people, railing against evil corporations, or reminding everyone who will listen that he’s a genius, he’s certainly not getting less egotistical as he ages.
However, should Kim be the reason behind his dip in popularity, it wouldn’t be the first time she’s caused trouble for a significant other’s career. When Kim and NBA star Kris Humphries were first married, fans regularly heckled him when he was on the court, booing him and mocking their relationship.
Despite the negative press that both Kris and Kanye have dealt with since teaming up with Kim, there’s still hope for the future. Kanye has, at least, made the wise decision to keep his career separate from his wife-to-be’s reality show, and has strategically tried to make himself look like a nicer guy than Kris — who routinely told Kim how much she smelled, mocked her for being spoiled, and roughhoused with her — ever did.