Most people spend their honeymoon humping up on each other, relaxing, drinking, and genuinely just enjoying their time as being newlyweds, but Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t most people. Several days after they got married, Kim posted the above picture to her Instagram account and it became the most liked photo in Instagram history (2.6 million likes, to be exact).
Well, this week Kanye gave an interview at the Cannes Lions Festival (whatever the fuck that is), and during the interview he told the crowd that, while on their honeymoon, he and Kim spent four fucking days photoshopping the picture until it was Instagram ready. Now, I know Kim is into photoshopping her Instagram pics, but even I think this is some insane shit.
Kanye wanted famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, to photograph the wedding, but she backed out last minute once she heard that Beyonce and Jay Z weren’t going to show. However, Kanye still wanted the pics to look like Leibovitz had shot them, and apparently he got real intense about it. Kanye said:
I’ll tell you a little story about the Kiss photo that my girl put up, We – and this was p***ing my girl off during the honeymoon. She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much because Annie Leibovitz pulled out of the wedding, because I think she was scared of the idea of celebrity. But because Annie pulled out, I was like “I still want my wedding photos to look like Annie Leibovitz’s photos” and we sat there and worked on that photo for four days – because the flowers were off-colour and stuff like that. Can you imagine telling someone who wants to just Instagram a photo, who’s the number one person on Instagram, “We need to work on the colour of the flower wall”, or the idea that it’s a Givenchy dress, and it’s not about the name Givenchy, it’s about the talent that is Riccardo Tisci – and how important Kim is to the internet. And the fact the number one most-liked photo [on Instagram] has a kind of aesthetic was a win for what the mission is, which is raising the palette.
I can just imagine their honeymoon now: Kim is all like “Babe, can I just Instagram pics of our wedding already?” and Kanye, who has been up for 76 hours straight sitting in front of his Macbook, editing the pictures himself, shouts at her “NOT UNTIL THESE ROSES ARE RIGHT COLOR!!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS GOING TO BE TO INSTAGRAM?! STOP BEING SO SELFISH!” Then Kim drops an Ativan in her mimosa and continues picking at her nails.
I’ve never related to Kim Kardashian more than I have right now.
You know, originally I thought that Kanye was insane for marrying into the Kardashian family because it’s straight up media madness, but now I’m starting to think maybe Kim is the insane one for marrying Kanye.
We all know he controls her fashion and media presence now (to be fair, she’s dressing better now than she ever has), but now he’s dictating what the poor girl puts on Instagram. Doesn’t he know that a girl’s Instagram account is sacred!?
As far as I can tell (between Kanye’s diva photo editing and taking her to the movies twice a day), I’m pretty sure Kim Kardashian spent her honeymoon with this look on her face:
Romance: it’s alive and well!