Nothing screams “romance” more than Kenny G trapped in a room full of glass vases.
Kim Kardashian West posted a video showing how Kanye went all out for her Valentine’s Day present — surprising her with a room in their posh California mansion decorated with roses. Best of all he also brought in jazz love song icon Kenny G for a solo performance.
Kenny G — who is best known for his smarmy ’90s hits, crashing Katy Perry’s house party, and being the “sad sax” guy — absolutely kills it. But the vibe is arguably less romantic than it is unsettling. Kenny stands alone, in the middle of a white room with no furniture, no decorations — nothing but roses for days.
Twitter seems to be more confused than feeling the #romancegoals.
did they build the vases around kenny g, or did kenny g have to maneuver around the vases
also how is our man kenneth gonna get out of that room without knocking something over
does he just have to live there now or what
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) February 14, 2019
If Kanye could play a musical instrument after 30 years of being in the music business he could have done this himself and poor Kenny wouldn’t be trapped in their living room.
— Frazier Thomas (@Windspiriteagle) February 14, 2019
Breaking: Kenny G trapped in a living room by breakable objects.
— lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) February 14, 2019
Kanye West’s gift to his wife was to capture Kenny G and hold him in a room of their house. He is forbidden from taking breaks and must remain standing, playing his romantic sax. If even a single vase of roses is overturned, an alarm will sound… pic.twitter.com/rpPGTq8yZz
— simone norman 🌹 (@whysimonewhy) February 14, 2019
Also, if I found Kenny G in my house I would take it as a sign that it was time to move on, turn around, burn off my fingerprints, steal a car, drive it into the river, swim for shore, and then keep going.
— Maureen Johnson (@maureenjohnson) February 14, 2019
As the camera pans though, you can see the room setup uses a little something called forced perspective. Kenny G is not, in fact, being held hostage by Yeezy for his elaborate romantic plans.
Whether or not Twitter agrees on how romantic this gesture is, it was arguably more than what he showed on social media last year. In 2018, Kim posted a homemade card Kanye gave her that read “Happy Valentine’s Day Babe.” Simple and effective? Yes. Kenny G trapped in a maze of roses (perhaps for all eternity) levels of romance? Perhaps not.
But if you don’t have the cash money to drop on a god of romantic jazz, you can always give your Valentine a card saying “I would trap you in a maze of roses.”