Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007.
Later that year, she and her family began to appear in the E!
and Faith Evans and Jay Z and Beyonce being just a few of the high-profile couples that have served as the embodiment of love and hip-hop, a figure in rap becoming romantically involved with another superstar or celebrity has become par for the course.
Both stars are no stranger to dating in the spotlight, with the tabloid clippings and headlines from Kanye West’s extended fling with Amber Rose having helped transform the former arm candy into a brand of her own, while Kim Kardashian’s well-documented list of mates run the gamut from music producer to athlete.
But Kim has built an unimpeachable brand and a business empire to match.
As a new year begins, we take a look back at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s relationship, from its beginning to now, including their courtship, the highlights of their union, the low-lights and everything in between.Finally, he found her — the perfect pop-culture princess.Kardashian and her family are usually dismissed as, at best, "famous for being famous" and, at worst, shameless social climbers responsible for the decline of Western civilization.While she's always described herself as a "hopeless romantic," it seems Kim has finally found her Prince Charming.Power couples are nothing new in hip-hop, and have been a staple in the culture dating back to the 1980s. Melodie, Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee, The Notorious B. But Kanye West and Kim Kardashian may very well be the most talked-about couple in pop culture in quite some time, let alone hip-hop.
Somehow, mysteriously, when we left, there were 30 photographers waiting outside,” he said in the May 2013 issue of magazine. ’ I wanted to hide, and Paris and I just looked at each other and laughed.