Why Kim Kardashian West Is ‘Concerned’ About Kanye West Going On Tour

In case you haven’t heard, Kanye West finally released his highly-anticipated gospel album, Jesus Is King, on Oct. 25 following a delay that lasted 28 days and 12 hours. (But who’s counting?)

Now, he’s “excitedly planning a tour,” but his wife, Kim Kardashian West, reportedly has some reservations about that.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at a fashion show
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West at a fashion show | Photo by Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Inside West’s ‘Jesus Is King’ tour

So far, the details regarding the event are limited. But a source told People on Oct. 28 that it’s in the beginning stages. West is reportedly working on putting dates together, and then he’ll figure out other logistics.

“Kanye can’t wait to tour,” the source said. “He is excited about his new music. He is putting together a tour schedule right now. He wants to start the tour as soon as possible.”

The source added, “He is in [a] much better place mentally than he was during his last tour.” As the publication notes, West canceled his 2016 Saint Pablo tour due to exhaustion. A TMZ source said at the time that the Yeezy designer had been “working around the clock on fashion design, both his own line and the Adidas line.”

But Kardashian West is reportedly still worried about her husband

“Kim supports a tour, but still has concerns,” the source continued. “She doesn’t want him to go crazy and do an intense tour with no breaks. She wants him to focus on his wellbeing and mental health too.”

West has openly talked about how he manages his mental health, particularly in regard to his bipolar diagnosis. The reality star also opened up about West’s struggles in a May interview with Vogue, saying, “It is an emotional process, for sure. Right now, everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them.” 

She added that “being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is,” and that “traveling a lot does set it off, so he doesn’t travel as much as he used to.”

That said, we understand why she’s worried about West going on tour. But we all know that when West has his mind made up, there’s no stopping him.

Besides, West already ‘tours’

Almost every week, West hosts his “Sunday Service” event in various parts of the world. In case you aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically a pop-up church experience.

When explaining the event to David Letterman in May on the Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, West said: “It’s just an idea that we had to open up our hearts and make music that we felt was as pure and as positive as possible. And just do it for an hour every Sunday and have something where people can come together and feel good with their families.”

He later said in an Oct. 24 interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio that he now believes he has a duty to “spread the gospel” and “let people know what Jesus has done for me.”

“I’ve spread a lot of things,” he said. “There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessy had done for me, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me, and in that I’m no longer a slave, I’m a son now, a son of God. I’m free.”

Well, folks, it sounds like you’d better start getting ready for that tour.