Kim Kardashian West knows a thing or two about internet-breaking. Just ask her over 78 million Instagram followers, 47 million Twitter followers and rapidly-growing list of Snapchat friends. The 35-year-old reality star, fashion muse and social media queen can spark trending topics at the touch of a “Post” button, whether it’s another naked photo, a picture of her kids or a clap-back at a certain celebrity who’s feuding with her husband.
In honour of Kim’s BAZAAR September cover with husband Kanye West, here are her most shocking online moments.
1) When she showed off her bare derrière for Paper Magazine
In the moment where the phrase “break the internet” was arguably coined, Kim covered Paper magazine in 2014, flashing a very oiled-up rear end and shooting champagne onto a glass balanced on her backside.
2) Every time she posted a nude selfie
Though a known poster child for the naked self-portrait, Kardashian still surprises each time she posts a stripped-down photo. One of the most buzzworthy pictures was the one below from earlier this year, which garnered both backlash from critics and an online argument over female nudity and sex positivity. To show her support for the latter, model Emily Ratajkowski defended and teamed up with Kim for a selfie sequel.
3) When she posted the first photo of North West
Kardashian appeased the public’s curiosity when she finally introduced her first child to the world. In a very Kim-esque manner, she made the big reveal via Instagram with a photo of her bleary-eyed newborn captioned, “NORTH.”
4) When she posted the first photo of Saint West
Nearly three years later, Kim shared a long-awaited photo of her and Kanye’s second child after keeping him out of the public eye for the first few months after his birth. She finally posted a photo of Saint on Instagram and on her app in February in honor of her late father Rob Kardashian’s birthday.
5) When she got married
For a couple like Kim and Kanye, no ordinary wedding will do. The pair tied the knot in May 2014 in the most extravagant fashion—pre-wedding dinner in Valentino Garavani’s Paris home, nuptials in Italy, a carriage ride in Versailles and a custom Givenchy gown for the bride, to name a few details. The photo of the newlyweds smooching before a wall of white roses was so popular, it became the most-liked photo on Instagram (until Kendall Jenner stole the title last June).
6) When she starred in Kanye’s “Bound 2” music video.
Kim shocked and confused Kanye West fans in 2013 when she appeared in his surreal and outlandish music video for “Bound 2,” a track off his Yeezus album. In it, she rides and poses on a motorcycle with her rapper husband—naked, of course.
7) When she exposed Taylor Swift on Snapchat
In her most recent feat of internet-breakage, Kim took to Snapchat to make a major statement on the Taylor-Kanye feud. She posted videos of her husband and Swift talking on the phone, discussing the lyrics to his song “Famous,” where he name drops her: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” Though Swift denied knowing about and approving the lyrics before, the videos show that she in fact gave Kanye her blessing. Kim’s savagery extended to more than the Snapchat videos; she also called Swift out inher recent GQ interview, on an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and on Twitter. The end result? Taylor was shamed, the Internet freaked and Kim continued her reign as internet-breaking queen.
do u guys follow me on snap chat? u really should 😉
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2016
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US