January 04, 2013 07:26 AM by Megan Wilson
If you haven’t been keeping up with Reality TV lately, you’ve been missing a ton of Kim Kardashian news! The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has not only come out about her relationship with Kanye West (While still being married to Kris Humphries), but she’s also having a baby! Kanye announced the baby last week at a concert, and the whole family is excited about the addition. There is a silver lining to this cloud, however. The Kim Kardashian curse. What is it? Will Kanye fall victim? Keep reading to find out!
Kim Kardashian has had a host of famous ex-boyfriends: Reggie Bush and Kris Humphries. Each of these athletes had a surge in negative popularity while dating Kim, and their popularity is still suffering. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Stephen Master, the SVP of Sports for Nielsen explained that during the relationships, and to this day, each of the athlete’s N-score dropped. The N score is an algorhythm that assesses an athletes popularity. Stephen Master added, “Between Lamar Odom (Who dated Khloe), Reggie Bush and Kris Humphries, those guys have all had their N-Score hurt, and it isn’t because of their awareness. Their awareness has actually shot up, in every case, but their negative appeal has also shot up,” Master concluded. “You need to do well, and you also need to date someone who people like. The Kardashians are controversial. They have really negatively impacted the marketability of [Odom, Bush and Humphries].” In the most extreme case, Kris Humphries began his career with a 13% dislike score, and as of today has a 54% dislike score. That’s a pretty significant change!
While Kanye isn’t an athlete, we wonder how his public perception will change now that he’s going to be paired with Kim for the next 18 or so years. Another source close to the music industry said “His personal life is overpowering his music. Every time he plays, people are wondering if Kim is going to be there. It’s not a good thing for him, especially if he wants to be taken seriously.” Uh Oh!
Do you think that Kanye has staying power despite the Kardashian curse? Will Kanye eventually take a break from music to raise his family? Will people stop listening to his music because of Kim? Let us know in the comments!
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