It would seem West's mother-in-law is feeling just as cringed out about West's scattergun behaviour as the rest of us...
If you’ve had strong feelings of ‘oh gosh please please stop now’ over Kanye West’s continuous conveyor belt of absolutely nutballs tweets in the last month, imagine if he was your son-in-law.
And it turns out Kris has had the same hide-behind-the-hands moments as we have. Speaking on the Ellen Show, Kris referenced what we’re calling the ‘Month of Madness’ which appears to have gripped Kanye’s behaviour on social media – more so than usual.
“Kanye is tweeting like crazy and don’t you want to just say, ‘Stop tweeting?’” Ellen asked Jenner.
“You know” Kris replied, “there have been days when there should be a no-tweeting law. I feel like I’ll ground him.”
Though she was quick to defend some of the tweets. “When he was like, ‘Oh, I am $53 million in debt,’ you know that whole thing, what he was trying to say was that’s what he’s done to spend on his clothing line over the last 15 or 20 years. But it comes out not exactly the right way and people get it misconstrued through the media and it’s just complicated.”
Which we would argue is a pretty generous defence. In case you need a quick recap, here’s a timeline:
Kanye’s Month of Twitter Awkwardness
First there was the Wiz Khalifa-Amber Rose ‘I stay away from that area’ Twitter debacle – which prompted Kim Kardashian to step in with an olive branch – and forced Kanye to talk in detail about his sex life, even though no-one had really asked him to.
Then there was the general peacocking about on social media. This included a USA Today headline reading ‘Is Kanye West The Greatest Artist Of The 21st Century?’ with the words ‘Now they know.’
In the same week Kanye started a row with Puma after their reported deal with Kylie Jenner (‘Puma we gone give you your measly million dollars back!!! Never try to divide the family!!!’)
Then – worst of all – he went and did this:
Taking swipes at your ex is one thing, commenting on the outcome of a serious rape trial affecting fifty women is quite another. This tweet had the desired petrol-on-the-bonfire effect, with Sarah Silverman joining the chorus of angry reactions – ‘Kanye!! You can’t be for real. FIFTY WOMEN. With nothing to gain thanks to a statute of limitations ON RAPE. Oy’
After managing to offend pretty much everybody, his tweets then took a surreal turn when he told Twitter he was in debt and openly asked Mark Zuckerberg for money. It wasn’t a ‘pound for the vending machine’ level of money – it was a billion dollars.
Oh, and then he got into hot water when a Twitter snap revealed he was using The Pirate Bay – a streaming site he is meant to be against.
But it hasn’t all been bad. There was this very sweet snap he shared of his daughter North:
And he, like the rest of the internet, was also really happy for Leo when he won that Oscar:
But in the main, yes, still totally bonkers…