"Kanye is always going to be Kanye and I'm never trying to change that," Kim Kardashian says in the season 16 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

By Dana Rose Falcone
March 31, 2019 10:22 PM

The Kardashians are celebrating sweet 16.

Sunday’s season 16 premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians opens with a rare appearance from Kim Kardashian’s husband Kanye West in his first on-camera interview for the show.

“This is my first time doing this,” the rapper, 41, says. “I’m not actually attempting to do good, I just like, part of the reason why I even thought about or considering doing this recording like— what do you call it? this interview — is because of the movie The Incredibles. It starts off with the interviews. The superheroes are giving interviews. The wife got a big butt and I just see our life becoming more and more and more like The Incredibles before we can finally fly.”

Then he and Kim, 37, reveal some big news over a meal with mom Kris Jenner, her boyfriend Corey Gamble, sisters Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian, Kourtney’s ex Scott Disick and their kids Penelope, 6, and Mason, 9.

“We have an announcement to make,” Kim, 38, declares to the table. “We’re having a baby. We’re having a boy.”

The KKW Fragrance founder adds that, like her younger sister Kylie Jenner, she wants to keep the birth of her and West’s fourth child (and second via surrogate) a secret. “We don’t want anyone to know until it happens,” Kim says. But it turns out her oldest child North, 5, is already going around telling people at school that she has a baby brother on the way.

“I’m low-key freaking out,” Kim admits later to Kylie. “I didn’t think it was going to happen. I thought like ‘oh, it probably won’t even take.'”

Meanwhile, Khloé gushes to the camera about her first few months as a mom to daughter True, who she welcomed with NBA player Tristan Thompson in April 2018.

“Me and Tristan are great and I am loving being a mommy,” Khloé says. “It’s bittersweet. I love seeing every milestone with her, but I feel she grows … like in one week she’s a completely different baby.”

The Kardashian-Wests in June.
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Kim and Kanye take Chicago

The Kardashian-Wests take a trip to Chicago, where the Grammy winner grew up, and he’s working on numerous projects, including refurbishing the Avalon Regal Theater. They bring along North so she can see where her father was raised.

But the visit also brings up Kim’s negative feelings toward Rhymefest, the musician who took over West’s charity in his mom’s memory, Donda’s House. Kim and Rhymefest had gotten into a Twitter feud after he called out West in May, and all three eventually sit down and hash out their issues back in California.

“You don’t have anyone else around to protect you, so I feel like I have to double-watch everything,” Kim told her husband since 2014. “It comes from a different perspective. I’m not being a hater.”

Rhymefest gives Kim some crystals as a peace offering, and all is well.

“My fave thing about Kanye is that he is a completely free thinker,” Kim adds in an on-camera interview. “I know that Kanye is always going to be Kanye and I’m never trying to change that. I mean, that’s who I fell in love with.”

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Kourtney mourns her breakup

“I just got out of a relationship and have been feeling a lot of anxiety,” Kourtney, 39, says in an on-camera interview of splitting from model Younes Bendjima. “When I’m in a relationship, there’s like this sense of security. And when I’m single I just don’t like the unknown and I really don’t do well with change.”

To get her mind off of her newly single status, Kourtney’s sisters whisk her off for a girls’ weekend in Palm Springs, California, where momager Kris just bought a new vacation house.

While sitting poolside, though, the mother of three can’t get her mind off of Bendjima, who was spotted cozying up to another woman the same week as his split from Kourtney.

“We literally broke up the day before and the next day that’s how you’re going to go act?” Kourtney laments to a friend. “Like, I don’t have time for this. And it’s too much.”

Bendjima and Kourtney in Rome in June.
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Khloé, 34, starts up a karaoke party inside to help her older sister realize that “she can be single and it’s okay.”

And the getaway works. “I feel like I needed this trip to get away,” Kourtney admits. “I love that we have this house now to get away to. I am the kind of person that I feel like usually [is] better when I’m in a relationship, but I feel good. It’s almost like it’s an anxiety, but it’s also like an excitement. At some moments I feel like I’ve gone through already like the sad and Iike, I feel good. I feel happy. I feel like this is where I’m meant to be. I don’t have regret. I feel like I gave it my 100 percent. It’s kind of like, God has a plan and just trusting.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays on E! at 9 p.m. ET.