Kanye West Had the Best Response for Haters Who Said Dating Kim Kardashian Would ‘Ruin His Career’

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West might have one of the most unlikely yet successful relationships in Hollywood. This duo is anything but typical — she’s a reality star who became famous for essentially nothing, while he’s a rapper turned Christian evangelist who’s unapologetically critical of his A-list peers. You couldn’t ask for a more unique pairing.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
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But despite their many, many differences, Kimye is making it work and they both seem genuinely happy and in love with each other. The two share four children together and have been married since 2014. With a solid relationship like theirs, it’s a little shocking to discover that most people didn’t want to see these two get together.

In fact, haters were outright hostile toward West when he mentioned things were getting serious with Kardashian.

Fans told Kanye West that dating Kim Kardashian would ruin him

Succeeding in the music industry has just as much to do with reputation as it does with talent. And with Kanye West’s image at stake, plenty of fans recommended that he steer clear of Kim Kardashian.

“I mean, everyone would tell him, ‘You can’t be with her! She’s a reality star! She’s gonna sink your career!'” Kim explained in a preview of her upcoming E! True Hollywood Story special. “And he was just like, ‘But I love her. Like, I don’t care.'”

West couldn’t deny his attraction to Kardashian

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Despite the possible negative repercussions for his career, Kanye West kept on seeing Kim Kardashian. According to him, the attraction was impossible to resist. “Any time I was around her or saw her, it was a magnetic attraction to this force of energy,” he said in an interview during the special. “She was good, pure, happy, loving, brave, courageous, strong.”

Their relationship almost didn’t happen

Because they ran in similar circles, West and Kardashian had met a full decade before they realized their chemistry together and started dating.

“I met Kanye in 2002,” Kardashian said. “He would ask everyone who I was, and they always said, ‘Oh, she has a boyfriend.’ We just always kept on connecting and coming into each other’s lives, and then he invited me to Paris to his fashion show, and then that’s when it happened. That’s when we started our relationship.”

“I was like, ‘Sh*t! Why didn’t this happen sooner?!'” 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are both used to criticism now

Both Kardashian and West put up with hateful comments now, though mostly for different reasons. Kardashian gets blasted for everything from using Photoshop too often to bragging about her wealth. Meanwhile, West is currently making a transition to a more faith-based career, which many of his fans are confused by. Kanye West’s Sunday Services are both inspiring and perplexing his Hollywood friends.

Also, Kanye West has come out in public support of President Donald Trump, which is appalling to a huge chunk of his fan base. Even Kim Kardashian is a little leery on this point.

But no matter what the critics think, Kardashian and West are clearly making their relationship work and setting an example for the rest of us. Who would have thought?