Kris Jenner Talks Kanye West’s Controversies: ‘I Would Rather He Share Some of That Stuff Privately’

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The rapper's mother-in-law opens up about Kanye’s recent controversial comments.

Kris Jenner is trying to support her son-in-law, Kanye West.

The 62-year-old momager appears on Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she opens up about Kanye’s recent controversies. Host Ellen DeGeneres asks the reality star about her son-in-law’s antics, which have included a White House visit, several appearances on TMZ Live, and him claiming that he is off his medication and was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

"Kanye’s an amazing son-in-law. He’s an amazing dad and husband and friend and brother-in-law. So we know my son-in-law, Kanye,” Kris says of Kim Kardashian West’s husband. "My job as a mom is just to be there for my kids and be a support and love them.”

Though she manages her children’s impressive careers, Kris insists that she isn’t in charge of how they and the people around them conduct themselves in public. 

"You can’t control what somebody else is doing. I can’t always control what any of them do at any time,” she says. "But I think what I really want to do is be there to help him [to] be the best version of himself that he can be.” 

Kris notes that she’s “always concerned” whenever drama and controversy affect any of her six kids and extended family, calling it “sometimes worrisome.”  

Ellen then asks about Kanye’s recent visit to the Oval Office where he met with President Donald Trump in a televised appearance. 

"It was very spontaneous. And the stuff that they were talking about, when they got to the airplane, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s so Kanye,’” Kris says. "He was sharing thoughts and things of himself. But I would rather he share some of that stuff privately. Obviously, that would be great.”

Noting that the 41-year-old rapper “definitely has his own thoughts and opinions and he gets very excited about that,” she adds, "He does have different sides to him and this is a side that nobody’s seen before." 

As for her daughter’s take on her husband, Kris explains, "Kim always says, ‘I can’t control what somebody else does,’ and I feel the same way.” 

A source close to Kim and Kanye recently told ET, “Kim doesn’t always agree with everything Kanye says when it comes to politics or other things, but she respects him being vocal in what he believes in.”

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