Kanye West: Kim Kardashian Is ‘Breaking Boundaries’ for Women, Biracial Couples

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kardashian and West attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala in 2016.  Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Kanye West is married to a visionary. The outspoken rapper called into Steve Harvey’s morning radio talk show on Tuesday, May 3, and said that wife Kim Kardsahian is changing the game in so many different ways.

It started when talk turned to West’s infamous Twitter feud with Wiz Khalifa earlier this year, with the 38-year-old rapper explaining why he reacted so quickly.

“I think the defense of my wife came from a number of layers and levels that didn’t have to just do with a rap community that was disrespecting her in a way because of things that they’ve seen or heard in the past,” West said. “It’s also because she’s breaking boundaries on so many levels.”

One level, he noted, was redefining what it means to be one part of a biracial couple.

“You can’t get me an example of as popular of a mixed couple,” West said. “And I got friends that have white wives, that have — before there was a Kimye, they’d go to the amusement park and people were talking down to them.”

In a July 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Kardashian said that she's always had a soft spot for interracial couples.

"When I was growing up, when I was in high school, I'd get magazines and see interracial couples and think, 'They are so cute,'" she explained before adding, "I've always been attracted to a certain kind of look."

Kardashian, 35, has also influenced fashion’s attitude toward curvier women.

“She broke boundaries with fashion where designers weren’t trying to make clothes with women with shape, and now they’re all about embracing and empowering women,” The Life of Pablo creator continued. “[She’s] empowering women in a matriarch society where women can make money. Like when she said, ‘OK, my husband might have invested everything he had into fashion, everything he had into creativity for breaking boundaries, but I put the money in the account.’ All of those statements means that can’t nobody ever disrespect my wife, period.”

In January, West went on a major rant against Khalifa, 28, after Khalifa tweeted “KK” in reference to Khalifa Kush, a strain of cannabis, and the “Famous” rapper mistook it as a slam against Kardashian.

On Tuesday, the father of two apologized wholeheartedly about his mistake.

"I really want to stress the amount of respect that I have for parents,” he told Harvey. “There is no concept of anyone being able to own someone else's child or that type of concept. So every day I feel more deeply, deeply, deeply apologetic about that concept, because I only want to put out positive, positive, positive concepts."

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