Kanye West Gets Kim Kardashian Push Present While ‘Yeezus’ Goes No. 1
Kanye West has had a good two weeks.
His new album ‘Yeezus’ topped the Billboard Top 200, selling 327,000 copies. His daughter North was born. He gave baby mama Kim Kardashian a tiger-stripe diamond ring with a price tag that was “north” of $750,000. Sorry, we had to.
The ring was a push present – which is essentially what fathers give the mother of their child when they push out their baby. It cost a cool $770,000. Kardashian was also pampered during her hospital stay, receiving blowouts, manis and pedis at Yeezy’s expense. So it was more like a spa date than a rite of passage that women have endured for centuries.
A source said that while the ring is not an engagement rock, the couple is firmly committed. “They’re putting work aside right now to focus on the family,” an insider revealed. “They’re in it 100 percent. Kanye is already an incredibly present father. He’s very relaxed and comfortable.”
Okay, while we’re sure ‘Ye is in love with North, she is barely two weeks old. Let’s hold off on those Father of the Century accolades for a hot minute.
And congrats to Yeezy on his latest numero uno! With 327,000 copies sold, it’s the third largest sales week of the year, following Justin Timberlake (968,000) and Daft Punk (339,000). Industry sources had predicted that the record would drop with 500,000 copies sold, so the actual tally fell well south of expectations. Notice what we did there, with the directional lingo? We sorta had to.
Cruising into the No. 2 slot was rapper J. Cole who sold 297,000 copies of his sophomore set, ‘Born Sinner.’ It landed well north again, get it?! — of its initial projection of 150,000 to 200,000 copies.