Kanye West on Kim Kardashian’s nude selfies: ‘To not show it would be like Adele not singing’

Couple speak in new joint interview

Kanye West has discussed his wife Kim Kardashian‘s penchant for taking nude selfies, saying that her not showing off her body would be like Adele failing to utilise her vocal talents.

Back in March, Kardashian made headlines when she uploaded a nude photo of herself – censored only by two black bars – to Instagram. The picture’s caption read: “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL”.

Speaking in a joint interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Kanye said of Kim’s snaps: “I love her nude selfies. Like, I love the ones from the side, the back ones, and the front. I just love seeing her naked; I love nudity. And I love beautiful shapes. I feel like it’s almost a Renaissance thing, a painting, a modern version of a painting.”

“I think it’s important for Kim to have her figure,” he added. “To not show it would be like Adele not singing.”

Quizzed on whether he’s taken explicit self-portraits of his own, West replied: “I used to do nude selfies in my single days. You’d get a good cock shot here and there. [Laughs.] Gotta keep it rock ‘n’ roll.”

When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL

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Kardashian explained of her infamous nude selfie (see above): “I was about to get in the shower; I took a nude selfie, kept it in my phone for over a year. I just liked the picture, so I was like, ‘Let me put censor bars on it and post it.’ I don’t do things to be like, ‘This is powerful. I’m going to show you guys that this is my ‘message’.’ I’m not that type of person. I’m empowered by it, but I’m not doing it specifically to show power.”

Elsewhere in the same interview, the couple touched upon their recent Taylor Swift beef. Asked what their favourite Swift song was, West replied, “I don’t have one,” while Kardashian said that she used to be “such a fan of hers”.

West appeared to address his ongoing beef with Swift when he joined Drake onstage in Chicago last night, telling the crowd, “Now ya’ll can know the truth and can’t nobody talk shit about Ye no more.”

It has been reported this week that Kanye West and Calvin Harris are planning to work on some new music together. Both artists have been involved in high-profile spats with Taylor Swift recently.