I thought “having it all” was dead. I thought we had come to the very sensible conclusion that we had been sold a pup with that catch cry because, at the end of a very long day that probably involved a 25 minute search for one school sock, a quick cry in the work toilets and self-inflicted bout of food poisoning, we realised it was an unobtainable dream.
But according to The Atlantic the idea that women can ‘have it all’ is not only coming back it has been super-charged by the super-marrieds: Beyonce and Jay-Z and Kanye and Kim. You know, the kind of couples you look to for marriage advice.
I find it really hard to understand Kanye West, but even in my haze of ‘Huh, I don’t get it – did he just say he’s 50 per cent more influential than Stanley Kubrick and Apostle Paul?’, I can see the man’s influence (apart from his omnipresence in popular culture; he has around 26 million Twitter followers while wife Kim Kardashian can claim 82 million on Instagram).
In Kanye’s music video for his new track, Fade, an oiled-up, gyrating “hot” Teyana Taylor bounces around an unused gym (until she turns into a cat, which we all saw coming).
Word on the music video street is that Kanye was inspired by the idea of ‘having it all’ in a marriage. His leading lady Taylor – a rising R&B singer and dancer – talked to Kanye about being a mum and how loved-up she felt being engaged to NBA star Iman Shumpert.