Ah, what is true love if not million dollar cheques and percentage ownership in your partner’s multi-million dollar clothing company? Kim Kardashian recently revealed to Ashley Graham (in the model’s first episode of her podcast, Pretty Big Deal) that husband Kanye West gifted her with a $1 million cheque on Mother’s Day — along with some paperwork that gave her part ownership to his clothing brand, Yeezy.
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Why the lavish gift? Well, Kim reveals that she turned down a pretty big Instagram sponsorship deal to the tune of a cool mill’. The company, she says, was known to copy Yeezy designs, so she decided to ask Kanye how he felt about it before committing. “I don’t want say who the brand is, but they typically knock off Yeezy,” she told Graham. “So I said, you know what, it is great money, but let me ask Kanye how he feels about it.”
Kanye was apparently not thrilled with the idea, so she declined — which is a pretty solid thing to do for your partner, if you ask us. Turns out Ye thought so too.
Two weeks later, Kanye surprised Kim with a little token of appreciation. “So Mother’s Day comes, and he happened to be recording out of town… and I get an envelope delivered to the door. I open the envelope and it’s a million dollar check and it was a note saying, ‘Thank you for always supporting me and not posting.’ And then, in the rest of the envelope, it was a contract to be an owner of Yeezy to my have my percentage,” Kardashian explains.
“My mom was like, ‘Are you going to cash this?’ And I was like, ‘You better believe I am going to cash this!’ I have no shame,” she joked.
To be fair, Kim has always been a huge muse for Yeezy, fronting their campaigns or at least being the inspiration for them. That advertising alone is worth that percentage.
So, to recap. Kim turns down a million dollar job for the sake of her husband, husband gives her the salary she would’ve missed out on, plus a percentage in his business. Stars, they really are just like us.