Reality star Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have no plans of cashing-in on their baby on the way, reportedly turning down an offer of up to $3 million for Lil’ KimYe photos.
Details of the couple’s decision to snub millions of bucks for baby photos surfaced online Monday (January 7).
The world has only known about the Kimye pregnancy for a week, but that hasn’t stopped the tabloids from clamoring for the couple’s first baby photos when they arrive in June. Sources close to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tell TMZ that an overseas tabloid has offered to pay $3 million to obtain the photos. And that’s reportedly just one of the offers, with a host of others flooding in, including others that are also worth several million dollars. Kimye’s decision to turn down the multimillion-dollar paycheck comes on the heels of the announcement that their baby will in fact not be a reality TV star — at least not as an infant. (Huffington Post)
KimYe reportedly received a $1,000 goody recently from Hollywood baby products retailer Bel Bambini.
Kim Kardashian might be the last person on the planet who needs free baby stuff … but that’s not stopping one primo baby boutique from scheming to get its goods in her famous hands. A rep from Bel Bambini — a celeb-magnet baby shop in West Hollywood — tells TMZ, the store sent Kim a gift card for $1,000 the second they heard she was knocked up. Not only that, BB — who did the registries for Kourtney Kardashian’s spawn as well — says it’ll be giving Kim even more baby goods to outfit her nursery … just like it did for Kate Middleton’s fetus. (TMZ)
In addition to the free baby supplies, recent reports claimed there were offers of up to $1 million for infant shots.
And while Kanye and Kim could make a killing by going to a magazine with their baby pictures first, some lucky paparazzo might also be able to land themselves an early retirement if they get the highly coveted first picture. One photo agency expert tells RumorFix a photog could bank $100,000 in a second off Kimye’s baby. And a Pacific Coast News photo editor seconds that notion, but says it’s unlikely, “Knowing those two, they probably will not leave the house. They’ll for sure do studio shots of the baby.” Still, another magazine industry insider tells RumorFix $1 million “is like nothing to Kanye and Kim.” And adds that Kanye might not sell the pics because he’ll want to keep his child’s life private in the same way his friends Jay-Z and Beyonce have managed to do with their daughter, Blue Ivy. (RumorFix)
The world may get a close glimpse of KimYe’s newborn as talks of a reality show have already started to rumble.
Reality superstar Kim Kardashian is expecting her first child with rapper Kanye West — he made the surprise announcement during a Dec. 30 concert in Atlantic City — and plans to document her journey on the network. “Kim and Kanye are an incredibly dynamic couple, and their baby news is just so exciting,” E! president Suzanne Kolb tells The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “Like so many Kardashian fans, we love it when this close-knit family gets even bigger. We look forward to sharing the joy as they prepare for more diapers, more bottle and without a doubt, more fabulous baby wear.” (The Hollywood Reporter)