Kanye was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, January 29, and while he said that being Kim’s husband and a father to North West has made him a “better human being,” he also said something pretty disconcerting if you read into it.
“I’ve definitely learned how to compromise more,” he confessed. “Which is something you have to understand when you partner with people in business.”
Dude. Did he really just liken his marriage to a business contract? I mean, I get what he’s try to say … I think. Marriage is about compromise, give and take, yada yada. But as someone who used to take pride in running a marriage like a business negotiation, I have to say that this sort of thinking is a slippery slope.
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A relationship isn’t going to work if you’re constantly looking for what you can get out of the deal, instead of both partners freely giving to the other. The hope is, of course, that things even out over the course of time, but when someone only gives when they get, it makes for one exhaustive, tit-for-tat marriage. Because invariably, you set up certain patterns and expectations, like a business deal, and then what happens when things don’t go according to plan?
It fails, that’s what happens. Well, not always, but through my experience and observations, couples that treat marriage like a business partnership have a lot of trouble weathering storms together. Just saying.
Of course, maybe it just came across wrong, or I’m reading too much into it … Kanye also admitted, “I always have someone to think about going home to … And, you know, something for me to be brave for what I want to do for humanity, but also to be more protective of myself for my family too. Cause there are things I’ve done in the past that were considered negative, but I was really jumping in front of the tank for other people or for culture in a way, so now I always have to have that in my mind that I have a family that I have to protect too.”
When Ellen pointed out that he didn’t seem so “angry” anymore, the “Only One” singer confessed, “I think I was going through my version of my terrible twos … My daughter, she wants to express herself, and she just doesn’t have the words for it. And for me, there was so many things I wanted to do with film and clothing, and I just didn’t have the words or the resources or the backing or the perception that I could do it being that I was a rapper.”
Hehe — Kanye just admitted that he’s acted like a toddler. Well, maybe he and Kim will make it after all. After all, it takes two grown-ups to make a marriage work.
Do you think it’s healthy to view a marriage as a business partnership?
Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella has lost her battle with cancer.
The 32-year-old plus-size model was diagnosed with endometrial cancer a year ago, according to her family’s Facebook post announcing her death. “Since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world,” read the post.
“Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered.”
A singer and model, Borgella made it to the top 24 on season 7 of American Idol in 2008, three years after appearing on Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance.
She signed with Wilhelmina Models after being discovered at the ESSENCE office and modeled for brands like Ashley Stewart and Macy’s. She also created Joanne Borgella New York, a clothing line for curvy women, and appeared on Curvy Girls, a reality show which airs on NUVOtv.
ESSENCE declared Borgella our “curvy model of the month” in May 2013. Asked what her favorite feature was, Borgella declared, “My personality!”
“I love people and I love who I am—I’m true to that. And I wear my curves with pride,” she said.
Borgella is the second season 7 American Idol contestant to pass away in the past three months. Fellow contestant Michael John passed away on August 4.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Borgella family.
As we reported … when Bobbi Kristina was taken to the hospital 2 weeks ago her brain activity was minimal. A few days later she showed an improvement in brain function but we’re told her condition has since deteriorated.
We’re told several organs are already shutting down and the family now fully understands.
Bobby Brown is holding strong to his religious view and is saying he will do what it takes to keep his daughter alive, even if it’s just on life support with no long-term hope. Some members of Bobby’s family disagree with his decision but will respect it.
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It is an extremely tough day for the Houston and Brown families.
Today marks the three-year anniversary of Whitney Houston‘s death, and members of her family are taking to Facebook and Instagram to post tributes to the late singer and actress, who left a powerful impact on the world with her wonderful talents; however, it is an especially difficult day as Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, remains hospitalized after also being discovered nearly drowned in a bathtub.
The family has been calling for continued prayers for Bobbi Kristina, but in the meantime they have taken a moment to honor their late relative.
Tina Brown, Houston’s sister-in-law, posted on Facebook a message about the Grammy winner.
“I miss you MY sister…rip nip….I miss you sis,…like crazy!!!!!!-…rip my sister…,” she posted, adding that she was “feeling heartbroken” in the status. She also included several photos of Whitney, including the Ebony cover of Whitney, husband Bobby Brown and their daughter.
Bobbi Kristina’s cousin, Jerod Brown, posted a lengthy message in honor of the “My Love Is Your Love” singer and included the last photo he ever took with his aunt.
“You will never know the last moment you will experience, the last conversation you will have, the last photo you will take. Well this was the last photo we took with you auntie and if I would have known that I would’ve taken a few more lol,” he wrote. “In life we forget to take a few more photos, share a few more laughs, shed a few more tears, overcome a few more struggles, mentor a few more people.”
“By chance we are all born, by choice we live, and we are all promised death. One thing auntie was about was Family. Right or wrong, Family is Family. It was an honor to have known you, to be loved by you, and to be inspired by you. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU… #WakeUpBK.”
He also posted a YouTube video where he asked people what they would miss most about the Bodyguard actress.
Shayne Brown, Houston’s nephew, wrote about his restlessness in anticipation of the tragic anniversary.
“Interview at 6am but unfortunately I cant sleep way 2 much on my mind,” he wrote. “So room service it is…”