The season 16 episode of the E! show saw Kim exasperated when the rap superstar publicly declared last September that their family was moving to Chicago – even though he had never discussed it with his wife.
Kim, 38, immediately took a private jet from L.A. to Chicago for an awkward confrontation over his ‘insane’ public announcement.
Breaking point: Kim Kardashian confronted husband Kanye West after he declared they were moving to Chicago on Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
‘What do you want to do? You wanna live in Chicago and I’ll live here and we’ll FaceTime?’ she later asked as the move remained a point of contention.
She earlier also let on to her frustrations over Kanye’s political ‘rant’ in support of President Donald Trump at the end of Saturday Night Live, which was widely booed.
‘Like, I can’t control it,’ Kim said of her 41-year-old husband.
‘I don’t know if they’ll invite us back, ever,’ she admitted of the legendary comedy show where Kanye also dressed as a water bottle to perform with Lil Pump.
Couch talk: The 38-year-old reality star woke up Kanye, 41, to talk about the unexpected move
Sound asleep: Kanye was enjoying a nap when Kim approached him for the major talk
Waking up: The rapper woke up and listened to Kim about her concerns
Candid conversation: The reality star asked her rapper husband if he wanted to live in Chicago while she stayed in California
Kim grew even more upset when mom Kris Jenner, 62, told her: ‘I just feel like to keep him calm you really need to pay him a little more attention.’
‘Mom, I have a million kids. I have a million jobs,’ Kim snapped.
When her mom still insisted that she thought Kanye was ‘expecting a lot more than you’re giving,’ Kim complained: ‘I don’t have much more to give.’
Kim after learning of the planned move via a friend who saw it on the Internet flew to Kanye’s Chicago office to get to the bottom of it.
Moving plan: Kim initially confronted Kanye at his Chicago office and said they should have had a conversation before she read about it on the Internet
Good vibes: The rapper told his wife that he was serious about the move and said it was the ‘vibe’
More attention: Kris Jenner told her daughter Kim that she should pay more attention to Kanye
Million jobs: Kim protested that she has a ‘million kids’ and a ‘million jobs’
Kanye said he was serious about the move and Kim resigned herself to ‘roll with it’.
‘I definitely feel like I’m being pulled in a million directions,’ Kim said in a confessional. ‘So moving to Chicago would have to be a long conversation and, honestly, it might be my breaking point.’
Kim later flew her family to New York to support Kanye for his SNL performance, seemingly frustrated at struggling to spend time with him while he worked ‘nonstop’ on an album.
‘That’s what he likes to do, so I’m trying to be super supportive of all of that,’ she said.
Breaking mark: The KUWTK star said she was being pulled in a ‘million directions’ and was reaching her ‘breaking point’
There, she also made a call to Nicki Minaj – sounding like close friends, with Nicki calling her ‘my darling’ – inviting her to work on a song with Kanye who insisted it was ‘gonna be fire.’
‘I’m gonna say some real a** s*** that b****es need to hear,;’ Nicki vowed, with Kanye replying: ‘That’s all we do.’
Even before SNL, Kim admitted: ‘Inside, I’m freaking out a little bit. Because live TV you never know what could happen.’
Rap queen: Kim at Kanye’s request called up Nicki Minaj to invite her to work on a song with him
Working mode: Kanye was recording while in New York City for Saturday Night Live
Studio time: North West played around in the studio
After the performance, she seemed resigned, saying: ‘I know that Kanye is always gonna be Kanye and I’m never trying to change that. That’s who I fell in love with and I’m not trying to change who he is.’
However, she had a second confrontation with him over his ongoing ambition to uproot them all to his hometown, asking: ‘So what do you want to do? You wanna live in Chicago and I’ll live here and we’ll FaceTime?’
After she told him it would be ‘really hard to take the kids and leave and permanently move,’ he told her: ‘When I went to Chicago I felt like I was home. There were a lot of things that missed just not being there for a long, long, long time.’
Online relationship: Kim asked Kanye if wanted to FaceTime with her from different cities
Saying he felt ‘connected’ and ‘inspired’ in his hometown, they finally agreed to stay based in California but ‘get a place in Chicago that we can go back-and-forth,’ as Kim put it.
Kanye finally agreed: ‘We’re not gonna move full time. But we will spend time because that’s my home too.’
He told her how proud he was that people chanted his name in Chicago – with his wife teasing him that he was just upset that they shouted for her instead in Los Angeles.
Hometown feeling: Kanye told Kim that he missed being in his hometown but agreed they would not there full time
‘I do think it’s really important to definitely support my husband,’ Kim said in a confessional.
‘But my whole life is in California. I met him when he lived in California – it’s not like I met him and he lived in Chicago and moved to California for us.’
In New York, Kim also had a heart-to-heart with her five-year-old daughter North on the trip when she asked why there were ‘a lot of people every day taking pictures’ of them.
Good question: North asked her mother about the photographers surrounding the family
Cameras clicking: The girl wanted to know why photographers were interested in them
‘Well, to get very technical: my name is Kim Kardashian. And Daddy is Kanye West,’ she answered.
‘And Daddy is a singer, performer, artiste. Mommy has so many talents I can’t even begin to name them,’ she said, smiling.
Kim in the episode titled Kourtney’s Choice also persuaded Scott to join her in New York – just so that he could prove to his ex, Kourtney, that they could travel well together so that she would invite him on the upcoming family trip to Bali.
The answer: Kim explained to North that her father is a ‘singer, performer, artiste’ and she has ‘so many talents I can’t even begin to name them’
As she had zen tea – with mom Kris looking bewildered a the so-called ‘form of meditation’ – Kourtney seemed set against extending an invite after her ex brought a girl with him on the last trip.
‘I’m definitely looking for a drama-free, spiritual vacation,’ she insisted, with Kim also saying the trip would be a ‘spiritual awakening.’
Scott soon proved himself on the New York trip, telling Kim of his newfound love of being a family man: ‘I was young when I first had the kids. Now I appreciate it and like it way more.
Tea ceremony: Kourtney Kardashian and momager Kris Jenner took part in a tea ceremony ahead of the family trip to Bali
Spiritual trip: The reality star was looking forward to a spiritual trip with her family
‘They’re my best friends. I’d rather hang out with them than anybody else.’
Kourtney also noticed, saying: ‘I was worried about Scott in New York, which is normally very distracting to him. But it’s really nice to see Scott in full dad-mode, all hanging out together as a family.’
She added: ‘I feel like this New York trip has really like made me feel excited. It’s really nice to see how much Scott has grown and how much he’s invested in being a great dad to the kids.’
Dad mode: Scott Disick was enjoying being in dad mode with his children
However, she got her wires twisted when she finally invited him to Bali – telling him: ‘I don’t want to like give mixed messages.’
‘Mixed messages with what?’ Scott asked, sounding offended.
‘I’m in a full relationship,’ he said, referring to model Sofia Richie – easing the tension by joking: ‘You barely give a regular message.’
Mixed messages: Kourtney wanted to make sure she wasn’t sending ‘mixed messages’ to Scott who reminded her that he was in a ‘full relationship’ with Sofia Richie
Momager Kris, however, decided to miss the trip to stay home with her own mom, MJ, who was sick with pneumonia and a ‘terrible intense infection.’
‘I can’t imagine being on the other side of the world and having her need me,’ she said.
‘I would be taking off feeling like I was making the worst decision.’
Staying home: Kris decided to skip the Bali trip to spend time with her ailing mother MJ
Worst decision: The momager admitted that going on the trip would be the ‘worst decision’
When Kourtney insisted they would be ‘soul-searching rather than tanning’ on the trip, her mom quipped: ‘Well if you find your soul, text me.’
Khloe, meanwhile, joked about the origins of the family’s fame when her mom handed her an MTV award, which they won for best reality show.
When they asked who she would like to thank, Khloe said: ‘My Lord and Savior. And Kimberly for f***ing on camera.’
Soul searching: Kourtney said they would be ‘soul-searching rather than tanning’ on the trip
Award winner: Khloe Kardashian gave a speech after Kris brought her MTV Award to her
She was, of course, referring to Kim’s 2003 sex tape with former boyfriend Ray J that was leaked in 2007, thrusting them in the spotlight.
‘I don’t get any credit ever,’ Kris complained.
Kim was also shown gushing over ‘cute’ photos of her naked in a bathtub – then getting weirded out when her mom said, ‘I love this’ and asked for prints.
‘At least you don’t have the handcuffs on,’ her mom smiled.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians airs Sundays at 9 pm on the E! network.
Working out: The episode also showed Kim competing against with sisters at pickleball