Comedienne Amy Schumer is known for her brash and over-the-top humour, so it’s no surprise she saw an opportunity to make a scene – an hilarious one, at that – at the Time 100 gala on Tuesday (April 21) and seized it. As Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made their way onto the red carpet, the funny lady pulled a prank on the famous couple.
“Do you want to yell at Kanye because he is walking in,” Amy asked Hello! Online during our chat at the New York event before gliding in front of the rapper and reality star and pretending to fall. While Kim and Kanye were really confused at first, they picked up on the joke as Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox stood by laughing.
Seconds later, as actor Bradley Cooper was posing on the carpet, the Inside Amy Schumer star struck again. This time, Amy yelled out to him for everyone to hear. The American Sniper actor happily called her over to pose together and they were laughing and smiling throughout.
The 33-year-old’s practical jokes weren’t the only items of the evening to cause a stir. Kim’s black ball gown also turned heads with its plunging neckline, deep pockets and elegant train. Husband Kanye stuck to his signature layers in a dark-velvet jacket, black shawled tuxedo shirt, black trousers, shiny shoes and a distressed white t-shirt.
And it was a big night for the 37-year-old rapper. Not only were he and Kim named individually as ‘Titans’ by Time, but he also performed a 20-minute set at the gala, which included hits like “New Slaves” and “Gold Digger.” Also inside the gala, Kim and Amy reunited to pose for photos.
The A-list couple was in very good company, with fellow attendees of the Lincoln Center fete including Emma Watson, Diane Von Furstenburg, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss and Oscar-winner Julianne Moore. Kim even had a ‘fangirl’ moment when she met country duo Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who also performed. The brunette beauty took to Twitter, “They are seriously my fave couple & have been since high school! It made my night!”
Kim and Kanye joined an impressive roster on this year’s Time 100 list, including Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis. Kanye was also featured on one of the magazine’s five special covers. “Kanye West would be the first person to tell you he belongs on this list,” Elon Musk, founder of aerospace manufacturer and space transport company SpaceX, wrote in the singer’s Time 100 profile. “Kanye’s belief in himself and his incredible tenacity… got him to where he is today.”
While Kim didn’t land a cover, she did receive praise from a fellow female mogul, Martha Stewart. “Kim exudes energy, sexuality, drama, determination, impetuousness and happiness,” Martha wrote. “But she and her famous entrepreneurial siblings – shepherded by a savvy, tireless matriarch – have also expanded the very definition of family.”
Though she wrote a glowing essay about the reality star, Martha admitted on the carpet that she hasn’t spoken to Kim about it yet. “No, not yet,” the 73-year-old told Hello! Online at the event when asked if Mrs. West had reached out. “I’m anxious to see her.” (Inside, the two ladies did manage to catch up.)
The lifestyle mogul also admitted she doesn’t watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “I don’t watch it,” she added. “If I had time, I would. I watched a few episodes for my essay.”
Other notable names on the list included Chris Pratt, Reese Witherspoon and Serial podcast host Sarah Koenig.