Kim Kardashian & Kanye ‘turned down a $3 million offer’ for North’s first pics

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.

[From Us Weekly]

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.

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  1. Katie says:

    Eonline says People has the first photos…

    • BB says:

      I chuckle when people say that Kim is not relevant. Yet, every entertainment site, blog, newspaper, etc. has been talking about them and their new baby. Kanye, Kim and baby North are a tabloid dream. Kanye is in control of baby North and all plans to reveal her to the public. As for the money if and when there is a magazine cover of baby North, will go to charity if he is involved.

      • gogoGorilla says:

        I really hope you are right about that, because if Kim is left to her own devices, Lucifer’s homegirl will definitely take over.

      • Macey says:

        They are only on those covers b/c they pay to be on them. Pimp momma has those tabs on speed dial to keep the stories rolling. That doesnt mean everybody reads them. I skip most kardashian articles b/c its the same thing, different week, diffrent publicity stunt. I only read about them on here mainly b/c of the writers and other posters.
        As far as the old ‘donating to charity’ they claim they would do, thats nothing but BS. IF they do it would be to Kris’s bogus “church” which anyone that knows anything about accounting will tell you most of those celeb “charities” are nothing more than a tax shelter for their income and a way to give their families bogus jobs under the guise of “charity”.

    • Lia says:

      I find it hilarious how she works for e! And they practically made her famous and they are always the last to post or “report” kardashian news

      • Abby says:

        I thought that was weird at first, but then someone mentioned that since Kanye is a huge control freak and Kim goes along with everything he says, everything is going to go according to his timetable and no one else’s. Maybe (a big maybe) North might have a chance afterall.

        But if I was on the E board, I would be furious – you pay these people how much and they give you crap in return? Time to check yourself!

    • GOBIG says:

      This whole $3 million dollar story is complete crap put out by the pimp, Kris Jenner, herself. NO ONE IS PAY 3 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THIS NASTY HO’S BABY PICS- DON’T BE FOOLED BY THIS BULLSHIT.

  2. Anna says:

    I wonder if Kanye deluded himself into thinking he can get Vanity Fair instead, a la TomKat. NOT!

  3. Dawn says:

    Oh good for them! And I am sure I believe this because they don’t want to make money off of their child. I am sure of it…no really. I won’t believe it until the magazine supports this story. And also why must he copy what Jay-Z did? I thought he is supposed to be such a genius and would come up with his own scheme. More than likely he is crying to Anna Wintour to put the baby and Kim on the cover of Vogue. It would kill two stones with one bird if you will. It’s just a matter of when and by whom that they get paid for a picture or pictures and NO they won’t give anything to charity. Talk is cheap with these two and it so easy to NOT follow through because no one ever checks it out. I hope no one offers them diddle-boo for a picture of either of them let alone their kid.

  4. A says:

    Australia doesn’t care about these people.

    They’re just trying to hype up the price and then sell the pics when Duchess Kate gives birth for max amount of publicity.

    • Liberty says:

      PMK: say we got a huge offer! Like, from a magazine from a place no one has ever heard of! I know — Australia!

      KK: Yay! Wait – I think I was there once and they yelled at me. Or was that Austria, the place with the pandas?

  5. lisa2 says:

    I don’t believe for one minute they were offered 3 million for pictures. It is just not happening. I saw an interview from on the mags and he said that they are not paying that kind of money anymore. That Kim/Kanye at most could be offered 1 million

    and regarding selling that first pic. I understand it for celebs that are truly hounded. But I also notice that many of them that have sold first pics (which I don’t see a problem with. first the babies are so young you couldn’t ever identify them not) and for the most part those children are not photographed as much as the children whose parents are putting their pictures on twitter of instagram all the time.

    People like seeing babies. Mainly to see what they look like. Do they live up to the combination of both parents. Or is it a fail.
    not much of a difference to me.

    • littlestar says:

      I agree. 3 million is way too much. People don’t buy magazines nowadays like they used to, so I can’t imagine People would recoup their costs if they paid that much. Why buy People mag to see their baby when sites like Celebitchy will post the pics (or links to the pics) for free? And honestly, the hype to see their baby has died down and I don’t think too many people care anymore. Maybe I’ll be proved wrong though lol.

  6. DanaG says:

    Of course they are going to sell the first pictures and keep the money for themselves. If they weren’t we would already have something on either his or her sites. They are just trying to get the hightest bidder and it seems like 3 isn’t enough. Don’t hold your breath they could be waiting for awhile. Then when the paps go for shot’s of the baby Kanye will chuck a fit because it’s not America’s baby….

  7. pao la says:

    kim wants to land the Vogue cover and she’ll say no to anybody else. it means we’ll never see the baby. Fine with me!

  8. QQ says:

    Nobody believes these greedy ridiculous attention thirsty people would “turn down” money, No One!

    • Nicolette says:

      This. And imagine if it were true, Kris would be absolutely furious. Kim and that baby are her biggest cash cows right now, and hell hath no fury like a pimp mama scorned.

  9. sam says:

    “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.”

    What I hear here is that celebs are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

    Personally I think its up to the parents even if I don’t agree with how some celebs sell images. Any picture is theirs to give, not mine to take.

    • swack says:

      Not all celebs sell their pictures to the media. So no, they are not “d@mned if they don’t”.

      • sam says:

        I guess what I mean is that they are always going to be judged regardless of what decision they make.

        I don’t really have an expectation to see any celebrity baby pictures, so I have always viewed it as their choice as to how they chose to share them.

      • swack says:

        Agree with you Sam. And it is their decision whether to sell the pictures or not. But what needs to happen is that these “sources” putting stories out there about the pics should keep quiet and then maybe the backlash and judging would stop (and I say MAYBE).

    • mayamae says:

      I like how Katherine Heigl handled the first pics of her two daughters.

  10. anneesezz says:

    No way she isn’t going to profit from this trick, I mean baby. Even if she has to got behind his back to do it and then pretend it was leaked, kind of like her p0rno, I mean sex tape.

    • Hakura says:

      While I’d say her mother & (most of) her aunts could easily fall into the ‘trick’ category, I reserve judgment when it comes to infants, genetic contributors be damned.

      She’s gonna have it hard enough, let’s cut the kid a break, eh?

  11. JGL says:

    “Kim Kardashian & Kanye ‘turned down a $3 million offer’ for North’s first pics” – Yeah Right.
    The pics will be hand delivered to everyone by flying pink unicorns ridden by fairies and whatnot – FOR FREE!!!

  12. marie says:

    you mean Kanye turned down 3 mil. cause there is no way Kim would turn that pay day down, her whole life is a paid advertisement.

  13. Sabrine says:

    Why is everyone so eager to see this one little baby? I’m glad the parents aren’t putting her on display like a circus animal. Hopefully, it stays that way. In a few months maybe they’ll consider a photo on Facebook or something to tamp down a paparazzi feeding frenzy.

    • Alexandria says:

      Honestly I think it’s because the baby’s biracial and people want to see her skin tone. Simple as that. Harvey Levin (TMZ) even stated on TMZLIVE that that’s why he wants to see pics of little Northwest Kardashian.

      • MissMoody says:

        Not gonna lie that’s my reason too. I won’t spend actual money to buy the tabloid with the baby pictures but I’ll give People’s website a page view at the very least. I’m more interested to see her skin tone etc because Kim’s camp made such an emphasis when she was born about how the baby looked “just like Kim” and her wonderful “straight hair.”

      • Lady D says:

        I want to see the baby because I bet she’s really pretty, and a wee little baby. I couldn’t care any less about her skin colour.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      People want to know if the baby looks like Kanye (Blue Ivy looks just like Jay Z). That is, how ugly is this baby? They must have said 10,000 times baby North has “Kim’s lips.” This strikes me as slightly racist for a bi-racial couple.

      • Dawn says:

        Well exactly. It’s even worse when you think of all the money this girl spends on fillers just for her lips to make them bigger. Truth be told Kimmode has had so much plastic surgery that one would need to go back about 15 years to see what she really looks like.

      • mayamae says:

        Actually the pic posted above of Kanye smiling is the first time I’ve found him nice looking. He should pout less and smile more.

  14. Lucy2 says:

    I’m not buying it. I think this is her mother trying to drum up interest and raise the price. Didn’t we just see yesterday with the Jessica Simpson article that none of the magazines are paying huge bucks anymore?

    • Joanna says:

      yeah, they’re hoping that if they keep the baby under wraps, people will get more excited about wanting to see it and they can get more money.

      • Hakura says:

        @Joanna – I agree, as to their reason for no ‘reveal’ yet. But I think they’re really over-playing their hand, on this one.

        Where some can say ‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder.’, I believe in the fast-paced ‘here today-gone tomorrow‘ world of Hollywood, the longer they wait, the less ‘hype’ will be surrounding them from the birth itself.

        People will just get bored w/the whole subject, & move on to the next celeb-birth or scandal. Once that happens, the ‘big name reveal’ will just become another ‘blip’ on the radar.

      • Sabrine says:

        But why would people buy a magazine to see the baby? They can just look at them while waiting to pay for their groceries? Or they can look at them online. It’s a mystery to me as to why anyone would pay Kanye for a few photos of their baby.

      • lucy2 says:

        Sabrine, I always wondered that too. Photo on the cover? Seen. Done. No need to buy it.
        And even more so with the internet, once a photo is out there, it’s everywhere and the “exclusive” nature of it is gone. Probably why they aren’t paying the big bucks anymore.

    • mayamae says:

      I think people care less about Jessica’s baby because no one cares about who her husband is, and frankly her baby is a boy. The biggest baby pics so far have been girls – Shiloh and Suri – from parents who were equally famous. Plus, Jessica’s cover with Maxwell sold poorly.

      I’ll confess I bought the People Shiloh cover, but not the VF Suri. But then I’ve despised Tom Cruise for a very long time. I will not be buying North’s magazine but would like to see the baby.

  15. bagladey says:

    I don’t believe that they have been offered $3M by any publication. And I’m hoping for poor sales of the magazine that offers the first photo.

    • Cece says:

      Yup. I boycott anything that celebrates the kardashian stain on America. I too hope that any mag that would put this porn star on its cover loses a bundle.

  16. Joanna says:

    yeah, i don’t care if i ever see this kid. just another kid. sure won’t buy a magazine with the kid on it. i am ready for this bish to be gone! time for this bish to be dethroned. please people do not buy any magazine with her/kid on it. i am beginning to think she will never go away.

    • Hakura says:

      @Joanna – “please people do not buy any magazine with her/kid on it.

      In other words… Don’t buy any entertainment magazines of any kind, period. x3

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I would NEVER spend my money on one of those trashy rags. I used to occasionally read them at the gym (they were just floating around!) until I found Celebitchy. Now I get all the celeb “news” I need AND I get to read funny and interesting comments.

      • littlestar says:

        Sites like Celebitchy are one of the reasons why I stopped buying rag mags :D .

      • Hakura says:

        @TOKitten – I’m the same way, always have been. The only time I ever read those mags is when I’m in some kind of waiting room (doctor’s office, some government building, what-have-you) or when I’m stuck in a long line with them sitting there on the rack.

        CB is way more fun (& way more honestly informative, being ‘minus’ the ass-kissing rag mags spend so much time doing), & is one of the few ‘blog’ environments with intelligent, properly written (using only a reasonable amount of word-shortening) comments. =)

  17. janie says:

    No way would they turn that money down! I do think it’s ironic she has no deal to lose weight, probably shocked by that. Jessica still has weight watchers. I wish the whole bunch would go away.

  18. missmerry says:

    If the source of this information is the Kardashian/West PR group, you know they’re lying.

    They are just dropping numbers and “they said no” to make them look good, but they’re terrible people and not taking money for a picture of your baby won’t help your kid, it’s already screwed.

    Also, notice that not only are they not taking money, but they are making sure that EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD KNOWS THAT THEY DIDN’T TAKE THE MONEY AND THAT WE SHOULD APPLAUD THEM OR THINK THEY’RE ‘GOOD PARENTS’ BECAUSE OF IT.

    eff these people. i feel sorry for that little baby.

  19. ErinINPitt says:

    HAHAHYAHAHAHHHAA *Kimyne turned down money* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *and publicity aka, the air they breathe* HAHAHAHAHAHA GASP HAHAHAHAHAHA *not exploiting child* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *Kayne cares more about child than im-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……

  20. The Original Mia says:

    Ah…isn’t that nice? They’ve got Us Weekly negotiating their bids. If Kim & PMK got an offer for $3M, they’d slap a bow on that kid’s head, prop her up and paint her momma’s duck lips a bright red before Kanye could even form the word “no”.

  21. Chichai says:

    I think they’re trying to work out a deal where they have the baby first photos and can have the post baby bikini body cover all-in-one deal for a higher price. with that interest then hopefully they’ll get a weight loss deal.

    It has to be that or the fact that Kanye completely has Kim under his thumb. I find it funny for the fact that I think this would be the first relationship where Kin does not have the upper hand. Either or this baby has been tabloid gold since day one

    • TG says:

      Since she has been under her morher’s thumb her entire life it is ‘t surprising that she would end up with so done who controls her and calls the shots. However if she is living with her mom of all people I wonder if he really is in charge if the situation. I don’t know any man who would tolerate interference from his mother-in-law. I am a woman and I won’t tolerate interference from either side of my family.

  22. Ag says:

    she wouldn’t pass up on $300, let alone 3 mil. i call bs.

  23. TG says:

    I will believe that motherhood has changed Kim when she moved out of her mommy’s house. What a loser that woman can’t do anything on her own without PMK or Kanye telling her what to do.

  24. Melibea4ever says:

    Yeah right! And she didn’t have implants on her butt and she married kris humpries for love..come on!! The lies continue..

  25. grabbyhands says:

    Translation: We put this story out there so it would make it look like we’re not pimping out our kid. In fact, we’re waiting for a better offer and now other magazines know that their fee will have to be higher.

  26. dorothy says:

    I don’t believe for one second that they’ve been offered that. I just don’t think there’s that much interest in them.

  27. Dedrie says:

    If it wasn’t for innumerable lies filled with vile controversy and unhanded dealings and perversion they’d have no publicity life to sell at all.. ha-ha

  28. kim says:

    Lmao I nearly drooled while peeing ya right 3mil for a pic of 2 w, ores baby!!! HajahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahHHHBababaaaAAAAAAHAHAHA

    dang I peed a little bit

  29. Miriam says:

    If people get the pics does anyone else think other a-list celebs would be reluctant to associate with people

  30. Britt says:

    Has anyone considered that perhaps they are waiting til North has put on some weight? 4 pound babies aren’t exactly pretty, I’m of the opinion they are waiting to get the pretty shots of the baby and then they will sell…

    • Bijlee says:

      I don’t think any newborn is that pretty until at least a month or so when they’ve gained a lot of weight. But then again I’m a sucker for chubby babies….I was one.

    • Kloops says:

      Yes. It’s a combination of all the possible factors. They want the best money deal possible, drum up as much interest as possible, and for the baby to fill out and look “cuter”. The LAST thing this family is doing is putting the baby first.

  31. Dedrie says:

    Since the baby.. so fortunate; Kanye’s ‘Yeezus’ Sales Take Plunge 80% in Second Week.. Rut Roh