Kim and Kanye emerge as rapper faces new legal row
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reportedly "seem much happier" after a family vacation to the Dominican Republic.
The pair were spotted with their four children after touching down in Miami following a week-long getaway where they are believed to have hashed out their marriage problems, which were brought to a head after the rapper went on a Twitter tirade.
And their family vacation isn't over yet. They are now reportedly heading to Colorado for a 'glamping' trip.
"They had a good family week in the Dominican Republic. They are continuing the family vacation in Colorado," a source said, according to People. "Kim and Kanye are getting along. They both seem much happier."
But while West's relationship with his wife might be on the mend, his campaign to become the next US president is facing fresh criticism.
Democrats in Wisconsin are urging local officials to block the Jesus Is King rapper from appearing on the state's presidential election ballot in November. They claim his nomination papers were not submitted on time, and included incorrect addresses and fake signatures including "Mickey Mouse" and "Bernie Sanders".
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentiel, Attorney Michael Maistelman, who gathered affidavits for the state Democratic party said: "If the affidavits are true … crimes were committed by the West campaign."
Democrats fear that West could win votes over the party's presidential nominee Joe Biden at the November election who will be up against incumbent US President Donald Trump.
Their concerns were seemingly confirmed last week after West apparently admitted to running a spoiler campaign to take away votes from Biden.
In an interview with Forbes via text message, the rapper claimed he wasn't running for president but "walking", which he quickly followed up by saying he was "walking … to win."
West wouldn't say who is helping him get on ballots, or whether or not he is receiving help with his 2020 bid from Republican officials.
Although the rapper was hesitant to criticise Trump, he quickly pounced on Mr Biden and expressed comfort with the idea of hurting the former vice president's chances of sitting in the Oval Office.
"I'm not denying it; I just told you," said West.
When it was pointed out that he won't be on enough ballots to win 270 electoral votes or win the election through write-ins is impossible, thus making his campaign a spoiler, he replied: "I'm not going to argue with you. Jesus is King."
Forbes brought up the hurried effort to get him on states' presidential ballots and the allegations of forged signatures, claiming that it didn't feel like a move made at the rapper's behest.
West simply replied that the effort was a "God production."
The rapper's comments came a day after Mr Trump said he "liked" West, but insisted he hasn't helped him get on the presidential ballot in any states.
"I like him. He's always been very nice to me," he said of West.
"I get along with him very well, I like him, I like his wife."
When asked at a press briefing about claims that West is being helped by Republican operatives in his efforts to get on swing state ballots, he said: "No, not at all."
KANYE'S BIZARRE HOLIDAY VIDEO
As Kanye West deals with the fallout of a tumultuous few weeks, the rapper has shared a video to Twitter showing him enjoying some downtime with his family.
The rapper and sneaker billionaire reportedly posted the clip from the Dominican Republic were he is said to be holidaying with his children and wife Kim Kardashian, as the pair attempt to save their troubled marriage.
In the video, which appears to have been taken by Kardashian, the family is riding along in a golf cart when West hops off and begins to dance to the Rebecca Black's Friday Dance song. North hops off next to join her dad, dancing alongside the moving cart as everyone shares a few laughs.
According to the New York Post, Kardashian can be heard laughing in the background. West is sporting bleached hair in the video, which many Twitter users were keen to point out mirrors a lyric from the Jesus Is King track On God: "I bleached my hair for every time I could've died."
Last week, People reported that West and Kardashian, 39, "decided to travel together so they can be away in private."
Sources told the magazine that Kardashian is "exhausted," claiming "between the kids, work, and dealing with Kanye's bipolar episodes, it's been hard for her to think clearly."
It has indeed been an exhausting recent few weeks in the West-Kardashian world. Whatever one wants to make of West's supposed US presidential run, his attempts to get onto the ballot of the 2020 election in multiple states followed a bizarre "rally" in South Carolina and a wild Forbes interview where he spoke of God, the fictional African nation of Wakanda from Black Panther, and China.
After spending time holed up on the couple's ranch, where he received visitors ranging from Justin Bieber to comedian Dave Chappelle, West visited a Wyoming hospital after he and Kardashian were seen locked in an intense discussion in a parked car.
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