Kanye West’s inevitable presence on the seventh season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians celebrates everything that’s wrong with pop culture and its fascination with a certain breed egomaniacs. While the notion West would be popping up on E! has been alluded to by Queen K, we now have our first piece of visual proof (see above). The newest promo gives us a few seconds of the couple, in which West says no words but grins widely for the flashbulbs and talented musician in front of him. The recycled footage likely comes from their appearance at another event, probably part of one of those famous dates that legally can’t end until every publication in New York has been alerted to the pair’s location, designer ensemble and drink order, and is bookended by the Sisters K explaining their acceptance of the new man in the family’s life. (“Kanye and Kim: they’re kinda like two peas in a pod,” says Khloe.)
While the new season looks to be carried by Kourtney’s baby news, Lamar’s struggle to return to a “championship caliber” NBA team and a certain flour incident, we are most intrigued by how such an attention-hungry artist will survive in a foreign land where the older species of fame whore either pimps out or devours its young. But really, we can’t wait until the Intervention-style season finale where Yeezy gets lured away from the Kardashian Kompound after an unseen Beyoncé and Jay-Z send the glowing Roc symbol into the night sky.