It’s a big weekend for the Kardashian family. The new season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premieres on E! Sunday, the same day of Kim’s baby shower , where family and friends will gather to celebrate her and Kanye West‘s first baby.
“Baby shower… party! I am excited. I’m so excited,” little sister Khloe told MTV News on Wednesday. Khloe is co-hosting the event with her mom, Kris; sister, Kourtney; and music manager Irving Azoff’s wife, Shelli. “We’ve been planning it for a while, so I’m excited to get that over with too, ’cause the planning is really annoying. But I’m excited to celebrate Kim and the baby and everything.”
Beyoncé and Fergie are among the rumored invitees, and Kanye just might be making a cameo at the fete. The music-box invites for the “garden chic” party made their way online last week and feature a dark-haired ballerina dancing to Kanye’s 2005 Late Registration track “Hey Mama.” Kim is expected to give birth in July and fans will learn the baby’s gender during Sunday’s season premiere.
And after the big weekend, Kanye fans will be just weeks away from Yeezus . And, as it turns out, one of the perks of being a Kardashian is an early listen to tracks off the highly anticipated June 18 album.
“I have heard some of his new music. I do love ‘New Slaves’ ,” she said of the track he previewed during the May 18 season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” the same weekend Kim tweeted out a photo of the album’s cover art. “I’ve heard one or two other songs. I don’t know the name ’cause his album isn’t complete, so I don’t know if they’ve made it onto the album. But I love Kanye as an artist; I always have. I think he’s so talented and he is in every sense an artist. He’s so creative. I think he’s great.”
While fans have gotten a taste of “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead,” Khloe isn’t the only insider who has had the privilege of hearing unreleased Yeezy music. G.O.O.D. Music associate Travis Scott heard some of the record in Paris, which he has described as sounding like “we’re already in the year 3000.”