Kris Jenner talks Kanye West’s controversies: ‘I would rather he share some of that stuff privately’

Kris Jenner is trying to support her son-in-law Kanye West!

The 62-year-old momager appeared on Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she opened up about Kanye’s recent controversies. Host DeGeneres asked the reality star about her son-in-law’s antics, which have included a White House visit, several TMZ appearances, and claiming that he is off his medication. 

"Kanye’s an amazing son-in-law. He’s an amazing dad and husband and friend and brother-in-law. So we know my son-in-law, Kanye,” Jenner explained of Kim Kardashian’s husband. "My job as a mom is just to be there for my kids and be support and love them.”

Though she manages her children’s impressive careers, Jenner noted that she isn’t in charge of how they and the people around them conduct themselves in public. 

"You can’t control what somebody else is doing. I can’t always control what any of them do at any time,” she said. "But I think what I really want to do is be there to help him and be the best version of himself that he can be.” 

She noted that she’s “always concerned” whenever drama and controversy affect her kids and extended family, calling it “sometimes worrisome.”  

DeGeneres then asked Jenner about Kanye’s recent visit to the Oval Office where he met with President Donald Trump in a televised appearance. 

"It was very spontaneous. And the stuff that they were talking about, when they got to the airplane, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s so Kanye,’” she said. "He was sharing thoughts and things of himself. But I would rather he share some of that stuff privately. Obviously, that would be great.”

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Kris Kardashian and Bruce Jenner during 4th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to Benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
DUNN'S RIVER, JAMAICA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend Dunn's River Celebrity Sports Invitational on September 29, 1993 at the Sandals Resort in Dunn's River, Jamaica. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
DUNN'S RIVER, JAMAICA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend Dunn's River Celebrity Sports Invitational on September 29, 1993 at the Sandals Resort in Dunn's River, Jamaica. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - 1993: (clockwise from top left) Burton Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Brandon Jenner, Brody Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Robert Kardashian, Jr. and Cassandra Jenner of the celebrity Jenner and Kardashian families featured in the TV show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' pose for a family portrait in 1993 in Los Angeles, California . (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 13: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend the world premiere of 'Last Action Hero' on June 13, 1993 at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - 1991: Actor Bruce Jenner and his wife Kris Jenner pose for a portrait in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - 1995: American television personality Kris Jenner poses with husband Bruce Jenner circa 1995 at an event in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 8: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards on July 8, 1995 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(L-R) Chloe Kardashian, Courtney Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, Brandon Jenner, Kris Kardashian and Kim Kardashian attend the release party for 'Cinderella' on October 2, 1995 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Kris Kardashian and Bruce Jenner during 7th Annual Fire and Ice Ball to Benefit Revlon UCLA Women Cancer Center at Warner Brothers Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Bruce Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kris Kardashian during World Premiere of 'Mulan' at Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 19: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend the world premiere of 'Face Off' on June 19, 1997 at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 4: Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner attend 19th Annual St. Jude Children's Hospital Benefit Gala on March 4, 1999 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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Noting that the rapper “definitely has his own thoughts and opinions and he gets very excited about that,” Jenner added, "He does have different sides to him and this is a side that nobody’s seen before." 

As for her daughter’s take on her husband, Jenner noted, "Kim always says, ‘I can’t control what somebody else does,’ and I feel the same way.” 

A source close to Kim and Kanye recently told ET, “Kim doesn’t always agree with everything Kanye says when it comes to politics or other things, but she respects him being vocal in what he believes in.”

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