Kim Kardashian Defends Kanye West's Michael Jackson Comments: 'He Is Not Condoning Anyone's Actions'

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend opening night of "The Cher Show" at Neil Simon Theatre on Dec. 3, 2018 in New York City.  

On Monday (Jan. 14), Kim Kardashian West went to bat for her husband Kanye West after he appeared to reference the upcoming documentary Leaving Neverland, which focuses on the child sexual abuse allegations against the late Michael Jackson, during his Sunday Service event on Jan. 13. 

"I’m going to nip this in the bud right now. Kanye was speaking about his own experience of everyone quick to say they are cancelling him because of differences in opinion & not being perfect," Kardashian West tweeted. "The analogies were in context to his own experiences, not defending anyone else."

Nearly an hour later, she added in another tweet, "I want to make it very clear, he is not condoning anyone’s actions or unacceptable disgusting behavior. My husband’s words are being taken out of context due to timing."

On Sunday, West was caught in a firestorm after seemingly defending Michael Jackson's controversial past during his Sunday Service event. In one of the clips recorded from Kris Jenner's live-streamed event, West was heard saying, "They just gonna pull up full documentaries on him."

He then appeared to reference Leaving Neverland in his quick rant. "Then they gonna come with the Michael [Jackson] documentary. We can all enjoy all their music all we want. I thought I wasn't going to go there today. If we're gonna tear down artists, let's go ahead and take [Leonardo] da Vinci out the Lourve. Let's take down all the art," West said.

Check out Kim's tweets below. 


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