System of a Down bass player Shavo Odadjian is still cool with the Kardashians but seems to have distanced himself from Kim Kardashian's soon-to-be-ex Kanye West. During an interview with the CBD website PuraPhy, Odadjian said he used to be “good friends” with West, adding, “I like the Kardashians a lot.”
Odadjian and other System of a Down members and the Kardashians are of Armenian descent. The band has used their music to raise awareness and money for the non-profit Armenia Fund.
Odadjian said, “Oh, I know the Kardashians quite well. I used to be very good friends with Kanye. Though this was a few years ago now, I've been to their house a lot. They're just like you'd imagine they'd be: very cool, personable people. In fact, when System of a Down was asked to play in Armenia in 2015, come to find out that Kanye had just played the same venue a week before we did.”
During the interview, Odadjian also talked about his new boutique cannabis lifestyle brand, 22Red.