The divorce of entrepreneur Kim Kardashian and American hip-hop artist Kanye West was heralded by several events at once, according to US Weekly, citing the TV star's entourage.
The interlocutor of the publication noted that a serious conflict broke out between the stars in 2018, while the "point of no return" was passed by the spouses two years later.
"The turning point in Kim and Kanye's marriage was when he said that slavery was a choice," a source told US Weekly, recalling a controversial interview in which West suggested that slavery in the United States was a choice, not a duty of the country's black population. …
According to an insider, the outrageous words of the hip-hop artist upset the Kardashians, and it took the couple a long time to leave this incident in the past. "But when Kanye [in July 2020] told the world that he suggested that Kim have an abortion before their daughter North was born, it was a watershed moment in their marriage," the source added.
Shortly after the scandalous statement, West, then running for president, wrote a series of tweets in which he accused his wife Kim Kardashian of trying to lock him in a mental hospital. “After that, there was no turning back for Kim. She could brush aside his shocking statements to the public, but she could not ignore the fact that he mentioned children. In her opinion, this was unacceptable, and she was afraid that one day North would read about it,”added the insider.
The fact that Kardashian and West are on the verge of divorce became known on January 6. Sources clarified that the spouse of the hip-hop artist was allegedly the initiator of the break. It was also reported about West's plans after the divorce to move to London and expand preaching work in Europe.
On January 19, TMZ reported that TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West after seven years of marriage.