Kanye West has called Kim Kardashian his "dream girl," but living with her has been a nightmare! Since the two tied the knot, his album sales and bank account have taken a hit, and RadarOnline.com has the details.
West's album sales dropped significantly after he became romantically involved with Kim Kardashian. His debut album, College Dropout, sold 4 million copies, but by 2013, Yeezus only registered 750,000 in sales. His current album, The Life of Pablo, is only being made available on Jay-Z's streaming music service.
West's engagement proposal to Kardashian, 35, resulted in a messy lawsuit with YouTube founder Chad Hurley. The couple accused him of posting video of the proposal on social media, when it was being filmed for Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
When Kris Jenner's eponymous talk show was faced with dismal ratings in 2013, West appeared in a last-ditch effort and debuted daughter North's picture. Despite their decision to pass on a megabucks payday for the pic, the show was eventually canceled.
West, 38, was booed during a performance at Billboard's Music Awards in 2015, along with his sisters-in-law, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, who introduced him.
The ties to the reality show are a strike against West, according to Lyndsey Parker, managing editor of Yahoo Music. She told TheWrap, "I don't think the Jenner/Kardashian association helps him necessarily; it's another strike against him."
West was heavily criticized and lampooned for featuring Kardashian topless on a motorcycle in the "Bound 2" music video.
"I mean, that was a low point," Parker told TheWrap. "I almost thought, 'Is he doing this for The Onion?' … It was all about Kim and putting her assets on display, and it was just terrible. Is that good for his career?"
Kardashian has been the recipient of over-the-top gifts from Kanye, including a hand-painted Hermes Birkin handbag, featuring artwork from their daughter, North. It's worth an estimated $40,000. He also once reportedly gave her a $73,000 bracelet.
West's longtime musical collaborator, Rhymefest tweeted on Friday that,"my brother needs help, in the form of counseling. Spiritual & mental. He should step away from the public & yes men & heal."