But the Kardashian matriarch, 64, has not risen to Kanye’s nasty jibe – and has, instead, totally ignored it.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday evening, she posted a short clip on Instagram Stories to show off a delivery she had received of beignets – a delicacy from Louisiana.
Appearance: Kris Jenner has broken her social media silence amid the drama surrounding her son-in-law Kanye West – which saw him brand her ‘Kris Jong-Un’ [pictured in February]
The pastries had been sent to her from Beignet Box, a bakery in Los Angeles, which is close to where she lives in Calabasas.
In the clip, music was playing in the background, suggesting Kris was enjoying a simple evening at home with the delicious snack.
She has been notably quiet online since Kanye hit the headlines earlier this week with his bizarre ‘Presidential’ speech and subsequent Twitter meltdown, in which he made claims about his wife Kim Kardashian as well as her mother.
Kim took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to say that she is ‘powerless’ and called her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’.
Ignored: But the Kardashian matriarch, 64, has not risen to Kanye’s nasty jibe – and has, instead, totally ignored it [he is pictured at his presidential rally on Sunday]
Sweet treats: Taking to Instagram on Wednesday evening, Kris posted a short clip on Instagram Stories to show off a delivery she had received of donuts
In-laws: Kris, Kanye and Kim in New York City last November
The reality star, 39, said ‘his words sometimes do not align with his intentions’ after Kanye claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.
In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Tuesday that Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’, and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’.
Sharing three pages to her Instagram story Wednesday morning Kim said: ‘Those that understand mental illness or even compulsive behavior know that the family is powerless unless the member is a minor.’
She told her 180 million followers: ‘I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions. He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder.
‘Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.’
Speaking out: Kim took to Instagram Wednesday morning following her husband’s late night Twitter meltdown, saying she is ‘powerless’ and calling her husband ‘brilliant but complicated’
West on Tuesday repeated his claim that his wife and mother-in-law had ‘tried to fly in with two doctors’ to have him hospitalized amid concerns about his well-being after his bizarre entry into the 2020 presidential race.
‘Kris and Kim put out a statement without my approval… that’s not what a wife should do,’ Kanye said after reports that the Kardashians were infuriated by his latest antics. Source told TMZ Wednesday that the Kardashians ‘don’t know what to do’ as Kanye is ‘clearly not receptive to getting help’.
Kanye deleted his late-night tweets barely half an hour after posting them, except for a final post in which he signed them off as coming from ‘the future president’.
Kim wrote Wednesday: ‘As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand.
Stressed: Kim is ‘completely devastated’ after husband Kanye claimed in a Twitter rant that she tried to get a doctor to lock him up after his presidential rally speech in South Carolina on Sunday. Friends fear that their marriage will not survive West’s recent behavior. The couple are pictured with their children North, 7; Saint, 4; Chicago, 2; and Psalm, 14 months
‘I’ve never spoken publicly about how this has affected us at home because I am very protective of our children and Kanye’s right to privacy when it comes to his health. But today, I feel like I should comment on it because of the stigma and misconceptions about mental health.
‘People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.
‘Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.’
Kanye’s shock divorce claim comes after sources had alleged that Kim and Kanye, 43, are already ‘living apart’ and have been ‘at each other’s throats’ with ‘daily bust-ups’ during lockdown.
Claims: Kanye claimed he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ from Kim since she met his fellow rapper Meek Mill at the Waldorf Hotel
Disturbing: In his latest rambling Twitter outburst, West said Kim was ‘out of line’ to meet Meek Mill to talk about ‘prison reform’ and blasted her mother Kris Jenner as ‘Kris Jong-Un’ while accusing the pair of ‘white supremacy’
Troubled: Kim , pictured left with Kanye, earned glowing praise from Meek Mill (pictured right) last year, when the rapper called her a ‘friend’ and hailed her for ‘doing a lot of good work’ on prison reform
Kim earned glowing praise from Meek Mill last year, when the rapper called her a ‘friend’ and hailed her for ‘doing a lot of good work’ on prison reform, but the nature of the alleged hotel meeting is not clear.
Meek and Kim both attended a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles in November 2018, but it was at the Jeremy Hotel rather than the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye appeared to be referring to.
West’s tweets said that ‘Meek is my man and was respectful… that’s my dog’, without elaborating further, before he veered off into his supposed $5billion wealth and a reference to Michael Jackson.
On Wednesday he appeared to address Kanye’s tweets, writing on Twitter: ‘S*** is cappp cmon ….’ Cap is slang for lies. TMZ Meek Mill and Kim only ever met in a professional sense to talk prison reform.
Kanye’s freewheeling tweets also referred to rapper Drake and Kim Kardashian’s friend Larsa Pippen, without explaining further but followed by the question: ‘Should I name more?’.
In a bizarre reference to Michael Jackson and his nemesis and former Sony Music boss Tommy Mottola, West said that ‘MJ told you about Tommy before they killed him’.
He added: ‘Kim saved my daughters life in the name of Jesus It’s Gods choice only I will live for my children Kris I’m in Cody if your not planning another one of your children’s playboy shoots.’
Tears: Kanye appeared at a campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday (pictured) in which he delivered a lengthy monologue which sparked concerns about his well-being
What Kanye has said since joining the 2020 presidential race
July 4: Kanye West announces he is running for president, declaring that ‘we must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future’.
West receives early backing from his wife Kim Kardashian and from SpaceX supremo Elon Musk. However, there is much skepticism about whether he genuinely intends to run.
July 8: Forbes publishes an interview with Kanye in which he says he has never voted before, wants to model his presidency on the fictional country of Wakanda in the movie Black Panther, and no longer supports Donald Trump after previously appearing in the Oval Office with a Make America Great Again hat.
West also says he was ill with Covid-19 in February and is sceptical of developing vaccines against it, and suggests that Musk should be head of America’s space program.
July 14: West scores two per cent in a poll of the presidential race, with 56 per cent of respondents believing that the rapper is not serious about running for president.
July 15: Kanye appears to take a further step towards running for president, as a filing with the Federal Election Commission shows the establishment of a Kanye 2020 campaign committee under the banner of the Birthday Party or BDY. West says the name is chosen because ‘when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday’.
July 18: Kanye urges his supporters to sign a petition to get him on the ballot in South Carolina. Two days later, state officials say the deadline has passed and that that West did not submit the required paperwork in time. However, he is listed on the ballot in Oklahoma.
July 19: West holds a campaign rally in South Carolina, wearing a bullet-proof jacket marked ‘security’ and with ‘2020’ shaved into his head. In a rambling speech, he reveals that he and Kim had considered aborting their daughter North and sparks outrage by claiming that abolitionist Harriet Tubman ‘never actually freed the slaves’.
July 20: In a series of tweets, Kanye claims that Kim Kardashian is trying to have him locked up on medical grounds, compares himself to Nelson Mandela and suggests the movie Get Out was about him.
The tweets spark further concern for his well-being, but Elon Musk says that ‘we talked about an hour ago’ and that Kanye ‘seems fine’.
July 21: Kanye claims he has been ‘trying to get divorced’ since Kim Kardashian allegedly met rapper Meek Mill to talk about prison reform at the Waldorf Hotel. He also calls his mother-in-law Kris Jenner ‘Kris Jong-Un’ and accuses the pair of ‘white supremacy’ in another freewheeling series of tweets. Most of his tweets are quickly deleted.
Earlier in the day, he had hinted he could postpone his presidential run until 2024 after saying ‘I guess all black people supposed to vote for Biden’. He also heaped praise on comedian Dave Chappelle for visiting him at his Wyoming ranch.
Kanye had revealed in his South Carolina rally on Sunday that he and Kim considered aborting their daughter North, and separately announced that his children would ‘never do Playboy’.
Turning to Kris and Kim, Kanye claimed that ‘they tried to fly in with two doctors to 51/50 me’, referring to a section of California law under which people can be confined for mental health reasons.
West had alleged just 24 hours earlier that ‘Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out’ after his troubling appearance at the South Carolina campaign rally, his first since announcing on July 4 that he was entering the 2020 race.
‘I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform”, Kanye said, adding: ‘This my lady tweet of the night… Kris Jong-Un’.
Seemingly going off on a tangent, he added in the same tweet that ‘Lil Baby my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me’.
In his next tweet he wrote: ‘Meek is my man and was respectful. That’s my dog. Kim was out of line.
‘I’m worth $5 billion and more than that through Christ. But you’ll ain’t listen to MJ but you’ll believe them???’.
Kanye has also shared his texts with Kris Jenner in which he threatened to ‘go to war’ if she did not return his calls.
The first message read: ‘This Ye, you ready to talk now or are still avoiding my call?’, while the second, posted a day later, said: ‘This Ye, you wanna talk or go to war?’.
He captioned the screenshot: ‘White supremacy at its highest no cap.’
Page Six reports that friends fear the marriage may not survive West’s recent frightening behavior, as he welcomes other celebrities including comedian Dave Chappelle to his Wyoming ranch but continues to avoid his wife.
Meek Mill’s last public interaction with Kim came in August 2019, when he told Access Hollywood that Kardashian was a ‘friend’ with whom he had spoken frequently about prison reform.
‘I think she’s doing a lot of good work. She’s doing a lot of work, more than other people who have platforms who might even [have come] from that situation,’ Meek said in an interview.
‘So, big ups to her and big ups to everybody that’s working for a better cause – not even just for reform,’ he said.
Meek was freed from court supervision in July 2019 after a Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned the rapper’s conviction in a drug and gun case that had kept him in prison or on probation for most of his adult life.
He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in a deal which resolved the 12-year legal battle.
In 2018, Meek and Kardashian were both named as guests at a Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles, organized by Variety and Rolling Stone magazine.
The event took place at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood, a different venue to the Waldorf in Beverly Hills which Kanye was apparently referring to.
It is not clear whether West was mistaken about the venue or whether he was referring to a different occasion, but no meeting at the Waldorf has ever been publicized.
Kim had visited the White House to lobby for prison reform earlier in 2018, helping to persuade Donald Trump to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson who was serving a life sentence without parole for drugs offenses.
Kardashian was the one who broke the news to Johnson, saying that ‘telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget’.
Family: North West, Kardashian, West and Saint (L to R) are pictured together in New York City in 2019
‘Thank you Dave for hopping on a jet to come see me doing well. Dave you are a god send and a true friend. All love,’ Kanye tweeted alongside a video that showed the pair standing in a group as the rapper urged Chappelle to say a joke.
Later Tuesday he posted a video to Twitter thanking his friends for their support and captioned it: ‘THANK YOU 88 MNOP FOR JOINING ME AT OUR RANCH IN CODY IT’S SO GOOD TO HAVE REAL ONES AROUND Oh AND THEY BOTH WEARING ORANGE.’
He then posted a picture of some illustrations with the condensed words: ‘TH FTR IS CMNG PRMS N JSS NM.’
Yet despite West’s posts with his friends on Twitter, a source told Page Six that while the Kardashian family had decided to stand by Kanye, they believe the situation is ‘really bad’.
‘I don’t know if they can survive it,’ the source claimed of Kanye and Kim’s marriage.