"If there is anyone that can reach Kanye now, it's Kim," a source tells PEOPLE

By Janine Rubenstein and Steve Helling
Updated February 24, 2016 03:10 PM

Despite a tumultuous few weeks for Kanye West that have included Twitter rants and drama backstage atSaturday Night Live, Kim Kardashian West remains a force of stability in his life.

“Kim has faith in Kanye and a unique understanding of how he operates,” a West insider tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

A source close to the production of Keeping up with the Kardashians says the reality star’s insight gives her a unique power to influence her husband.

“If there is anyone that can reach Kanye now, it’s Kim,” says the source. “To Kanye, Kim is a queen.”


For more of the behind-the-scenes scoop on what’s really going on with the Wests, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

West, 38, and Kardashian, 35, are parents to North, 2, and Saint, 3 months.

“He understands that Kim and the kids are the best thing to ever happen to him,” says a source close to the rapper. “He thinks Kim hung the moon, and he knows that she’s a stabilizing force in his life. And he’s got exactly what he always wanted, always needed – a family of people who need him and who love him unconditionally.”