Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have long been staple figures in the entertainment industry before they were even married. With Kanye West having a very fruitful music career and Kim Kardashian being the business powerhouse that she is, it’s no wonder the two got together and formed one of the most recognizable power couples in the entire world. During their relationship, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been a part of several controversies and have regularly stirred up mainstream media with their antics.
2019 is no different for the famous couple and their latest media story is a little unique.
Kanye & Kim’s Lemonade Stand
Over the weekend, people passing up Kanye and Kim’s home located in Calabasas got a shocking surprise. Kanye and Kim set-up a mock lemonade stand outside of their home where visitors were able to come up and purchase some refreshments. The refreshments being offered by Kim and Kanye weren’t made out of lemons, however, in fact, they were selling exclusive editions of Kanye’s Yeezy Boost 700 V2 “Geode” sneakers.
Fans of Kim and Kanye were able to purchase a pair of the limited-edition shoes however the proceeds did not go into Kim and Kanye’s pocket directly. Kim took to Twitter to issue a statement for everyone who thought the lemonade stand was a marketing ploy. Kim made it known that all proceeds made by the Lemonade stand were going to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Kanye and Kim with a purpose
It’s no secret that Kanye has been dealing with mental issues lately and they have been exploited by social media. He has touted an awkward bromance with Donald Trump, gotten into feuds with fellow artists like Drake and has even gone on rants about society and the monetary system. After many of these strange outbursts, Kanye has admitted that many of them were caused due to his prescribed mental health medications.
The fact that Kanye West used his platform to create a fun experience that was beneficial to both those in need and his fans, further proves how truly genius he is an artist and individual. By donating to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Kanye is making a public decree for his dedication to fighting for mental health rights.
What to expect next
Kanye and Kim both have a very long history of creating media worthy scenarios and situations that keep us captivated. This latest stunt was definitely rooted in good spirits and further sheds light onto controversial celebrities that, in spite of their hot and cold relationship with the public, continue to donate resources to the greater good.
Kanye and Kim’s influence is legendary and with two great minds constantly supporting one another, who knows what these two will come up with next. Let’s just hope that the next time we hear about Kanye West and Kim Kardashian it is not because of another sip of juicy tea, but because of a generous act like the cool lemonade stand they just pulled off.
Q- Do you think the Kanye and Kim lemonade stand was sincere or just a marketing strategy?
Yes or No