Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t afraid to stir up some controversy. They pretty much break the internet on a regular basis, whether it’s for their scandalous behavior or posing suggestively in front of the camera.
Kardashian is more frequently guilty of the latter, but West has gotten himself involved in racy photo shoots with his wife — whether in front of the camera (page 5) or styling her look behind-the-scenes (page 7). You won’t be able to look away from the couple’s most scandalous photo shoots ever.
1. Breaking the internet
No one will ever be able to hear the phrase, “Break the internet,” without thinking of these scandalous photos of Kardashian on the cover over Paper magazine.
Kardashian may have shocked the world with her assets on full display in 2014, but at this point, she basically breaks the internet on a daily basis with nude photos on Instagram.
Next: This probably belongs in an album at home instead.
2. Private photo shoot
Speaking of those nude photos on Instagram, we’re betting West is the photographer behind most of them. Kardashian actually named her husband as the man behind the camera in this sultry photo shoot, where her bed sheets are all that’s covering her.
However, by giving West photo credits, it gave us the feeling that this photo belonged in more of a “personal” photo album between the two instead of being shared with her 111 million followers (and counting).
Next: Kardashian responded to these accusations.
3. Accused of blackface
In summer 2017, Kardashian debuted her makeup line, KKW Beauty. She promoted the line with a photo shoot of herself with heavily contoured makeup — but many accused her of wearing blackface.
Kardashian addressed the rumors on an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I’m seeing these photos from the campaign that we took and people online are saying that they are blackface. I would never in a million years be disrespectful and do that,” she said.
“We wanted [the photos] really moody, and I was really tan with the contour. The photos ended up being a little darker than I was and there were some people online saying that I was doing blackface and the photos were inappropriate.” She added, “The internet world is so toxic and I feel like people are waiting for you to make a mistake, just to point it out.”
Next: Twitter didn’t think this was appropriate.
4. Dressed up as Jackie O
Twitter wasn’t happy when Kardashian got dressed up as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the cover of Interview magazine in September 2017. The story inside the issue read, “If anyone can be said to embody the American Dream, it’s Kim Kardashian West.”
The reviews were less than raving, with one Twitter user writing, “When we start comparing Kim Kardashian to Jackie Kennedy we have officially failed as a country.” After all, Jackie O is one of the most beloved first ladies ever, so many felt the comparison wasn’t appropriate.
Another tweet criticized, “Kim Kardashian as Jackie Kennedy is disgusting and disgraceful and an absolute travesty.”
Next: The couple got scandalous together for this photo shoot.
5. Posing naked for L’Officiel Hommes magazine
Kardashian and West shocked the world by posing nude for a photo shoot — together. In 2013, the couple was on the cover of French fashion magazine, L’Officiel Hommes.
Their poses for the magazine were provocative, to say the least, and the photos came just after Kardashian vowed to be “more guided with her private life,” according to the Daily Mail.
Next: People didn’t like this person being her photographer.
6. Topless photo taken by North
Kardashian posting a suggestive photo on Instagram is just another day in the life, at this point. However, this photo that she posted caused controversy — but not because of the image itself.
She gave her own 4-year-old daughter, North, the credit for taking the photo, and the internet was not OK with it.
One user commented, “Now this is disgusting. You own child taking pictures of you taking off your clothes? Wow what a mother. What a role model. who does that?? Omg this is just down right ridiculous and very disgusting. I can’t.”
However, others defended the mommy-daughter photo shoot. “I think it’s important to teach your daughters at a young age to love and embrace there bodies,” another user wrote. “All the hateful comments are unnecessary. Let’s lift up each other and inspire women to embrace there beauty.”
Next: West never ceases to shock us with his creative visions.
7. Posing on a pile of dirt
Leave it to West to style a photo shoot for his wife on an actual pile of dirt. Sure, he may always be one step ahead with his creative visions, but we’re not really sure how to feel about this odd outfit and setting combo.
These photos were shot for System Magazine, and they were certainly unique. If we were to ever be sitting on a pile of dirt, we don’t envision wearing this nude bodysuit, thigh high stockings, and stiletto booties … but you do you, Kardashian.
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