Kanye mocked for his vegetable tribute to honor Kim's billionaire status: 'That's bell pepper, not your wife'
The 43-year-old rapper penned a short poem alongside a photograph of a pepper, a cherry tomato, a green tomato and a couple of flowers to celebrate the occasion
Kanye West was ruthlessly mocked as he tried his hand at paying his wife, Kim Kardashian an artistic tribute after she joined the list of global billionaires after her make-up range was bought by cosmetics giant Coty. The 43-year-old rapper got a little too ambitious when it came to celebrating the new financial milestone of the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star, 39, on Twitter, penning a short poem alongside a photograph of a pepper, a cherry tomato, a green tomato and a couple of flowers.
“I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire. You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family. So blessed this is still life. So I made you this still life. We love you so much," the self-proclaimed "genius," wrote.
Although the intent behind the unusual dedication was an honest one and not meant to be taken literally, that is exactly what some of his fans concluded from the tribute. They ruthlessly mocked Kanye for insinuating that his wife was equal to green bell pepper. “Kanye that’s a bell pepper not your wife," said one of his 29.2 million followers on the social media platform, while another user said, “Kim looks a bit different.” A third shared a meme where it seemed like the famous playwright William Shakespeare was taking notes from Kanye's poem.
Nevertheless, there were those who honestly tried to decode the deeper meaning behind the rapper's photo. “I may be reading way too far into it. But I wonder if the left side is more purposefully masculine and the right side more purposefully feminine? As Kim and Kanye are now side by side as billionaires. Or it’s just fruits, flowers, and vegetables," one wrote, a while a second opined, "The three flowers represent the females in the family and the veggies are the males.”
There were fans who were disappointed that Kanye hadn’t tweeted to share details of new music. “I get so excited when I see the notification and turns out he’s just messing with some tomatoes and flowers bruh," one such fan commented.
It was earlier reported by BBC that Coty was planning a 20% stake in KKW Beauty, which will be worth $200m (£160m. As a result, it was clear that they valued Kim's brand at $1 billion. The mother-of-four said of the move: "This relationship will allow me to focus on the creative elements that I’m so passionate about while benefiting from the incredible resources of Coty, and launching my products around the world."
Coty, meanwhile, added about the move on Instagram: "We are thrilled to welcome one of the most influential beauty icons to the Coty family: @kimkardashian West! 😍 With Kim’s influence and our deep expertise in prestige beauty we will build a beauty powerhouse and enter new beauty categories together. #Coty #CotyInc #Beauty"
Earlier this month, we reported that Kim has allegedly considered the idea of her and Kanye "[spending] time apart in different houses" until the lockdown has been lifted. "Things are tough between Kim and Kanye because they never normally spend this much time together, but she doesn't want a divorce," the insider shared. It is believed that Kim "considers her marriage to Kanye and their family together a huge success" especially given that she is the only Kardashian-Jenner sister who is married.