There are a bunch of reasons one could imagine Kanye West might have for deciding not to appear on his fiancée’s reality show: He finds Scott Disick’s antics tiresome. He’s allergic to conversations about upcoming parties had over salads in plastic containers. He wants to let Kim have something of her own.
The actual reason? Kanye divulged in an interview with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez that it’s the show’s, um, artistic choices that he has a problem with.(Jump to 2:35 for the topic of interest)
“I don’t really do her show just because I don’t particularly like the way the producers shoot some of the shots,” he says. “I’m very meticulous to that, right? I like to get a different DP [director of photography] or whatever.”
You can just imagine Kanye getting worked up over a meal of caviar-coated lamb, “Kim! Let’s get Sofia Coppola to film an episode of your show! Or I’ll call up Steve McQueen. Maybe you should do an episode in black-and-white. That’d be next level. Or we could even do some sort of meta-commentary and show the cameras filming you guys in the episode. You know what, lemme shoot Bret Easton Ellis an e-mail while I’m thinking about it.”
While future Kanye appearances would seem to be on hold until a DONDA cinematographer is installed behind the camera, Kanye did admit he’s willing to make an exception here and there.
“When we got engaged, I made sure the show was there because I felt like that was something that would make her happy,” he said. “Regardless of how it was shot, I felt like this is a moment she would like to have and would like to share, and just have that documented. And we could decide later or not to air it.”
You know, just normal boyfriend-girlfriend stuff, bartering to determine whether your baseball stadium proposal will air on national television or not.