Forget the days of mom-agers, because for the next generation of Kardashians, it seems as though it’s going to be all about the dad-ager. At least it will be if Kanye West keeps up these demands.
The artist has reportedly said that if North — his daughter with Kim — is to appear on the next season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she will have to make more money than the majority of the cast. Because really, this family needs something else to argue about in public, and Kim making more than the other cast members isn’t enough of a slap already.
Actually, that sounds like an entire season’s worth of plot, so maybe it’s not so far out there after all.
Besides, the rest of the Kardashian Klan actually have a say over whether they’re going to be on the series (Rob supposedly bowed out from the most recent contract negotiations and Caitlyn got her own series). Two-year-old North, however, does not. If she’s going to be on the series, it’s going to be exploitative as all heck, right? So she might as well be paid a pretty penny for it. It’s not like the paparazzi aren’t clamouring for her photos anyhow.
The question of how the other “stars” will react is an interesting one though. When E! renewed the series for four more seasons earlier this year via a $100 million overall deal, there was a huge break down on who got to take home what. Here’s how it all reportedly shook down, although reports from “inside sources” have varied:
Kim – $30 million
Kris – $15 million
Khloe – $13 million
Kourtney – $12 million
Kylie – $8 million
Kendall – $8 million
Scott Disick – $8 million
For those keeping track, there’s a $6 million discrepancy there. So where does that go? To “family support staff.” We’re guessing that means it goes to those who are responsible for polishing off those Kontoured faces and enveloping them in fabulous clothing and hair styles.
If those people can make $6 million for four seasons, surely North is worth a lot more? After all, she might actually need that money some day if her reality TV career doesn’t pan out.