Kenny G Has Offered to Help Reunite Kim and Kanye

"I think I might be his only hope"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Apr 14, 2022

Despite the legal termination of his eight-year marriage to Kim Kardashian having just hit the books last month, the artist formerly known as Kanye West has been exhibiting peak divorcé energy since around the time we were first asked to accept that Donda would go through several release dates before seeing the light of day.

But never fear: esteemed smooth operator and possible Frappuccino inventor Kenny G is reportedly up to the challenge of helping the former couple find their way back into love.

The suave saxophonist made an appearance at the Sarasota Film Festival last week, where he reflected on the time he helped Ye surprise Kardashian with a Valentine's Day serenade during a Q&A following the screening of his documentary Listening to Kenny G — part of HBO's Music Anthology series.

"I wanted to make sure I did a really good job for this guy that wants to impress his girlfriend," Kenny G said [via Rolling Stone] of the intimate 2019 performance that went viral after Kardashian shared it on social media, writing: "NO BIG DEAL KENNY G IN MY LIVING ROOM!!! Happy Valentines Day." 

The horn hunk born Kenneth Gorelick added: "I just really wanted to make a difference." When asked if he would be willing to do an encore performance in an effort to reunite the pair, he gave an effusive "Yeah!"

"I think I might be his only hope," he continued, laughing. He developed a friendship with the rapper after the first one, going on to feature on Ye's 2019 album Jesus Is King and still feeling the love by getting saxy on the Weeknd's 2020 remix of "In Your Eyes." 

"I haven't heard from [Ye] for a while, actually," Kenny G admitted. "But we became pretty good friends. We were texting each other, and I'm thinking, 'I can't believe here's a text from Kanye West,'" describing the rapper as a "very nice" and "very sweet."

Maybe the saxophonist really could help Yeezy smooth some stuff out right now, after the volatile artist pulled out of Coachella and got banned from both Instagram and the Grammys stage. This all followed the release of his 2022 album Donda 2, led by the single "Eazy," wherein he threatens to beat up Pete Davidson — eighth wonder of the celebrity dating world and his ex-wife's new beau — and went on to decapitate the comedian in a so-called non-threatening music video.

Nothing a little sax couldn't fix, right?

Revisit a happier time for the couple with Kenny G's private show for Kardashian (in a room full of roses, naturally) below.


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