A few days ago, we heard that Kim Kardashian really was planning to do a photoshoot with little North Kardashian (I’m going to keep calling her that, okay?), despite Kris Jenner’s desire to debut North’s first baby pics on her new talk show. Allegedly, Kim and Kanye were negotiating with a magazine for a multi-million dollar shoot, and they were allegedly going to give the money to charity (yeah, right). Well, now Us Weekly is saying that Kanye has pulled the plug on all of that for now, and that he turned down a $3 million offer for North Kardashian’s photos.
North West isn’t ready for her close-up just yet. The first daughter of media mavens Kim Kardashian and Kanye West won’t be making her big debut in the spotlight anytime soon — for any price. The media-savvy couple have yet to share any photos of their tiny bundle of joy since welcoming her into the world on June 15, though they’ve been offered a whopping $3 million from an Australian magazine to do so.
“Kanye’s been adamant about not having the baby on the show,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “He was serious when he said North isn’t America’s baby, so he may not do anything.”
The rapper’s protective, paternal instincts move beyond just maintaining North’s image, however. West, 36, has been a doting father to his daughter, becoming a “super worrywart” over her and trying to stay by her side as much as possible.
“Kim told him it was good to get out!” a friend of the Yeezus rapper tells Us. “He couldn’t wait to get back. North is all they talk about.”
His new family-centric attitude is even starting to affect Kardashian, 32, who has toned down her usual social media frenzy in the past few weeks, only breaking her silence to wish sister Khloe a happy 29th birthday on Thursday, June 27.
“Motherhood has changed her,” a source tells Us.
I think if you really want to go the “this isn’t America’s baby, I don’t want to famewhore my baby out” route, the celebrity should just post the first baby photo onto a social media site. Kanye’s on Twitter, and Kim has a Celebuzz blog, an Instagram account and a Twitter (and more). Just post the first photo like that be done with it. Easy. Isn’t that exactly what Beyonce and Jay-Z did with Blue Ivy too? They posted her first photos on Jay’s website.
Also – I’m suspicious of Us Weekly’s reporting on this issue because Us Weekly has been known to “embed” their photographers with the Kardashians to publish exclusive, Kardashian-approved photos. I think Us Weekly is one of the magazines trying to bid on North Kardashian’s first photos, and they’re playing hardball to scare away other publications from making offers.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.