Here’s the deal … SAS went live Friday night with the latest episode of “The Stephen A. Smith Show” — where the ESPN personality talks about a number of issues, unrelated to sports. In the one from last night … he decided to bring up Kim and Kris as a topic.
The Stephen A. Smith Show
Specifically, he discussed a clip from back in September — in which Candace Owens was digging into Ray J‘s claims that Kris brokered the infamous sex tape between him and Km.
You’ll recall … he went into all the alleged nitty-gritty about what he claims went down way back then — saying Kris was fully privy to what they were doing, and claiming she essentially orchestrated it all behind the scenes. Ditto for Kim, he says … alleging she was in on it too.
At the time, Candace talked about that on her own show (again, back in September) … and she floated the blunt allegation that, in her view, Kris had operated as a “pimp” in that instance. She also called Kim a “prostitute” in that clip … and now, for some, reason Stephen thought it’d be a good time to weigh in on this himself. Objectively, it’s old news.
He got into a little bit of trouble, though … because, in teasing this episode, he tweeted … “Is Kim Kardashian a ‘prostitute’? Is Kris Jenner a ‘pimp’?” He followed that tweet up with yet another, trying to add context, in which he explained that’s what Candace Owens thinks.
Unfortunately, the damage was done … because none other than Patrick Beverly came to Kim’s defense — saying she’s a mother, and that SAS shouldn’t talk about her like that.
Stephen replied, saying Pat was right … and attributing his tweet to a “clerical error.” He deleted the tweet — but the actual clip of him talking about this exact topic is still up on YouTube … and guess what … the dude appears to somewhat agree with Candace, assuming what Ray J says is, in fact, true … as he clarifies in his breakdown of her argument.
Clerical error bro. You are absolutely right. That is being corrected right now as we speak. And for the record, I don’t think of @KimKardashian that way nor would I ever speak of her or any woman that way, which I’ve stated. That’s for checking that issue. https://t.co/PYYAen6mPZ
His sister, who was on as a guest, also kind of agreed on that front. She said if the claims against Kris were true … she can see where Candace was coming from. She does defend Kim though. All in all … it’s not a great look. Not only do they entertain the topic, but they seem to support Candace’s take.
Stephen has publicly supported Kim in the past, calling her a good mom, etc. But here … he seems to be leaning into bashing her a bit — and, again, very much so out of nowhere.