Credit: Splash News Photo: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in New York City on April 24, 2013

And they say chivalry is dead.

Reports emerged recently that Kanye West would be joining Ben Affleck on SNL as the musical guest for the season finale of the show. But despite the obvious draw of such an appearance, there are rumors that Kanye may have had a more purposeful reason for agreeing to the appearance.

Since his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, has long been a source of satire and comedic fodder for th show, Kanye reportedly agreed to the appearance under the condition that the show and its band of writers promise to go easy on her.

"Kanye as musical guest is a great get for SNL, but of course the writers want to push the envelope and take advantage of it with a Kim Kardashian skit," the source began. "That’s not unusual since her famous family has been spoofed before with some very hilarious and spot-on impersonations of a whining Kim. They have to tread lightly because Kanye hasn’t been happy with all the flak Kim’s been getting about her pregnancy weight gain. It’s definitely going to be a challenge — the writers don’t want to piss off Kanye so they’re prepared not to cross the line, but they will go as far as they can. They’ve come up with a win-win scenario where Kim actually gets a cameo at the end of the skit. That would probably make everyone in Kanye’s camp - and especially Kim - very happy."

Whether that's actually the reason or not, only Kanye knows, but it will be interesting to see if the writers choose to go after the touchy subject of Kim's pregnancy with her baby's daddy right there.

Source: Daily Mail