Kim Kardashian shared a heartwarming video of her late father Robert Kardashian Sr. as a hologram wishing her a happy birthday. The newly 40-year-old shared an emotional two-minute and 26-second of her father speaking to her. Kardashian’s husband, 43-year-old rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West gifted Kardashian the video for her birthday.
I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together. Thank you so much Kanye for this memory that will last a lifetime ✨ Here’s a more close up view to see the incredible detail. pic.twitter.com/XpxmuHRNok
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2020
“For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime,” Kardashian wrote as a caption. “A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. It is so lifelike and we watched it over and over, filled with lots so tears and emotion. I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together. Thank you so much Kanye for this memory that will last a lifetime.”
The emotional video features Robert Kardashian telling his daughter he watches over her, her sisters, her brother, and her kids. The lifelike video includes specific details regarding his relationship with Kim Kardashian – even a soundbite from a song they listened to on their way to school.
Robert Kardashian said that he’s proud of Kardashian for her successful businesses and career. The hologram noted that more than anything else, he was proud of Kim Kardashian for studying law and following in his footsteps, as well as for representing his Armenian roots. He added that she married the most “genius” husband Kanye West.
The Video Made the Kardashians Emotional
The lifelike and detailed video would make most people emotional, let alone the Kardashian family. Kanye West presented the video to Kim Kardashian during the family’s surprise vacation celebrating Kardashian’s 40th birthday, according to TMZ. West showed the video to the entire group of guests, but after watching it several times, the family asked for some privacy to watch it just them, according to TMZ.
The video gave specific details that made the video more intimate and special to the family. Kardashian has talked about to West about her dad before, but West detailed the video in a way that would be extra meaningful for his wife. “Kanye spent a lot of time in the studio pouring over old video and audio of Robert to bring the vision to life, and AI was used to finish off the project, which Kanye started in early September,” TMZ reported via a source.
Kim Kardashian’s Birthday Vacation Caused Controversy
Kim Kardashian turned 40-years-old on October 21, and around that time, she told her close friends and family to pack for a tropical trip. The family kept quiet on social media for five days until they returned home.
Shortly after flying back from their mysterious tropical destination, the sisters posted their adventures on social media. Fans were immediately outraged that the family felt comfortable taking a vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost every guest in attendance posted on social media about the island getaway. Kim Kardashian posted a thread of tweets on October 27 explaining the trip and the safety precautions they took.
“After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time,” she wrote in one tweet with a photo of the family enjoying their time.
Fans responded condemning the Kardashians’ actions. “It’s not a good look to share gleeful news like this while people are struggling and dying,” one user tweeted. “Look at me, I’m crazy rich, can get tested everyday, fly my friends to private islands and pretend the hell you’re living in doesn’t exist. Oh, wait, it doesn’t for me. I’m rich!”
A Twitter user responded, “Wow so fun my family still hasn’t met my six month old baby but I’m glad you’re rich!” Another user responded to a photo of a waiter wearing a mask in the photo, writing, “I had a feeling they weren’t the only ones on that island, making all their own food and everything. F*** the locals, though, right? They don’t count, they’re the help. I hope with all of my heart that none of the employees or locals get sick or otherwise negatively effected.”