By her own design, she’s the doting mother who works with her daughter’s best interests at heart – but according to sources Kris Jenner’s stewardship of Kim Kardashian’s lucrative career has been compromised by Kanye West.
The forthright rapper is thought to have seized control of his fiancée’s business interests – a move that insiders claim has infuriated the Kardashian matriarch.
‘Kanye is now totally in charge of Kim’s career and his non-stop wheeling and dealing is leaving Kris out of control,’ a source told RadarOnline. ‘Kanye has managed to get Kim to cut her magazine and media appearances by a shocking level and that’s going directly against Kris’ plan to seize every publicity opportunity offered to her daughters.’
Those opportunities are said to include every facet of the Kardashian brand as well as their wedding, which Kanye is said to be meticulously planning.
The source added: ‘Kanye has ordered Kim to run out the clock on several of her fashion endorsement projects, including the lucrative deal with Sears which she shares with her sisters. His goal is to get people to respect Kim and take her seriously — it’s basically the same kind of thing he did when he was launching his rap career after being known primarily as a producer.’
The insider claims that Kanye was instrumental in helping Kim announce her latest project – a range of ‘super affordable’ baby clothes, named Kardashian Kids, to be launched in March.
That announcement follows a string of commercially viable endorsements and business ventures, amongst them a cosmetics line, clothing collections for Sears and Lipsy, sunglasses and several fragrances – not to mention the family’s chain of Dash boutiques.
But Kanye’s reported handling of Kim’s affairs is said to be freezing her mother out.
‘He’s alienating Kris and that’s going to be a long-term problem for him that won’t go away,’ said the source.