By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
One of 2012’s most talked-about couples was Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Worlds collided when hip-hop met the reality TV vixen and the paparazzi went crazy. From public P.D.A. to sneaky song lyrics and the return of Kanye’s leather kilt, here’s a look back at KimYe’s mushy, media-hungry takeover.
“Way Too Cold”/”Perfect Bitch”
Put her in a song to let her know it’s real. One of the first hints that something was brewing was when Kanye made his affections public for Kim Kardashian in the lyrics of “Way Too Cold.” “And I’ll admit, I had fell in love with Kim/ Around the same time she had fell in love with him,” he spit. “Well that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thang/Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.”” Kim even later appeared in the music video for the song alongside her boo. From then on, tongues were kept wagging.
Fast forward several months later, and Ye’ teased “Perfect Bitch” which he wrote about Kim. According to TMZ, Kardashian told friends “I’m honored. I love it.”
Cannes Film Festival
KimYe took their blossoming love overseas at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in France. Hand-in-hand, the two promoted themselves more so than Kanye’s flick “Cruel Summer.
Watch The Throne
Kanye gave his relationship the ultimate stamp when he introduced Kimmy to his bffs Jay-Z and Beyonce. Kim and Bee even cozied up during the Watch The Throne tour in London.
His and Her Air Yeezy IIs
One of the couple’s favorite hobbies this year seemed to be Instagramming their ever-growing shoe collection. Kanye may not have “White Nike-ed” Kim but he sure got her her own pair of Air Yeezy IIs.
BET Awards Besties
KimYe accompanied their besties the Knowles-Carters to this year’s BET Awards in Los Angeles in matching white outfits. Oh, to be a fly at that front row…
Kanye Appears On “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”
Fans of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” enjoyed a new guest star this season in Mr. West. He appeared on several episodes, mostly saying nothing and instead dotingly staring at Kim (from behind a wall if possible) Awww.
MTV Video Music Awards Promo
Although neither Kim nor Ye’ attended the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, they did appear in a funny promo together featuring comedian Kevin Hart, in which the funnyman tried to join their high-wattage relationship. Sadly, Kim-Kev-Ye never took off.
Kim celebrated her 32nd birthday with her man in one of the world’s most romantic cities, Rome. “But my favorite male rapper of all time is Kanye ” she tweeted, after saying “Now Playing- Andrea Bocelli “can’t help falling in love with you.” He’s my favorite male singer of all time!”
Pow! Gash! Wham! The couple that plays together, stays together. Ye’ and Kim dressed up as Batman and Batgirl for Halloween. Kim even got pal Jonathan Cheban and bro-in-law Scott Disick to play the Riddler and Robin, respectively.
You know it’s true love when Kanye rocks a leather kilt/skirt on national television and his woman supports him. Ye’s Givenchy fashion choice on the 12-12-12 concert garnered plenty of criticism from everybody but Kim. “Awwwwwwww I’m so excited right now!!!!! He looks so cute!!” she tweeted. Love is blind.