While the E! reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians
might not be getting a lot of love from critics or awards shows, there is one super star who things the docu-series deserves a lot more love than it's getting -- Kanye West.
In a lengthy two-hour live interview with fashion website SHOWstudio
, the 38-year-old rapper said that he feels KUWTK
should be an Emmy-winning show, but the stigma against reality shows has kept the series from winning any award season love.
"My wife and my family should've had plenty of Emmys by now," West, who is married to Kim Kardashian, explained. "But reality shows are considered to be like rap was when the Mondrian [hotel] wouldn't let Run-D.M.C. and mother**king Will Smith stay there because they were rappers."
After comparing people disliking his wife's reality show to old-school racism, Kanye continued his analogy saying, "The idea of a reality star not being allowed into a fashion show or not being nominated for their show, even if it's the longest running and the most popular and... everybody I know watches it."
Kanye didn’t elaborate on what fashion show Kim Kardashian has ever been excluded from attending.
Kanye, who admitted that he and Kim hadn’t yet decided on a name for their son, said, "My hope is that he can feel purpose. That he has the opportunities."
Kanye also admitted that he worries about bringing up his kids in the public eye, but that the issues he and his wife face in raising their kids are "champagne problems," unlike the problems faced by parents facing real-world issues such as not being able to feed their kids or keep a roof over their family's heads.
The rapper later opened up about fatherhood's effect on his art
, explaining, "Having a family period has made me completely rethink the way I rap. I just love my family."