Kim was totally surprised by the whole thing because Kanye was in Hollywood earlier that night presenting an award. However, he flew out to San Fransisco, where she and her family were going to be celebrating her birthday. Kanye rented out AT&T Park in San Francisco, where the MLB Giants play, and had her whole family and their close friends were in attendance for the proposal. He had the message “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” on the Jumbotron screen, got down on one knee and everything. Once Kim said yes, Kanye had a full orchestra play her favorite song, Lana Del Rey’s “Young And Beautiful,” followed by his own hit with Keri Hilson and Ne-Yo “Knock You Down.” Awwww! Who knew Yeezy was such a romantic?
A beautiful story of a man who is making his family complete and marrying the mother of his child, right? Of course not! This is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian we’re talking about here! Kanye is crazy and Kim is a gold-digging, attention seeking whore! That means it’s time to ridicule their relationship, make memes about potential divorces, tweet derogatory remarks, and invalidate their love. Even the way most outlets are reporting their engagement is with a blasé air and snide remarks.
Listen, in no way am I trying to take away from the fact that Kanye is known for more than a few off the wall antics and that Kim’s entrance into the spotlight was shady. We all know this. However, why can’t we just be happy for people who love each other and want to start a family? People who seem very dedicated to their daughter and who want to come together to bring up their child and build their love?
Sue me, but I believe that certain things deserve to be respected, regardless of celebrity. Let this man and this woman bask in the happiness of their engagement and making their family official. They seem to have found a real love in each other and I’m not mad at that. When real love comes, whatever was in the past is just that. A sincere congratulations and best wishes to you, Kanye and Kim!