In a vicious battle of egos, Kim Kardashian’s “momager” Kris Jenner and rapper beau Kanye West are butting heads over what could be the couple’s $250 million baby, sources say.
“World War III has erupted between Kris and Kanye!” proclaimed a source.
“While he’s determined to wrestle control of Kim’s career away from Kris, she’s already cooking up plans for her unborn grandchild that could amount to a $250 million payday.
“Now poor Kim is left trying to play peacemaker between Kanye and her mom.”
THE REALITY TV MATRIARCH, 57, has been clashing with Kanye for months, insiders say, and the 35-year-old Grammy winner fired the latest salvo in their battle when he dropped the baby bombshell at a Dec. 30 concert.
“Kanye purposely announced the news of Kim’s pregnancy during his show because he wanted to beat Kris to the punch,” said the source.
“He knew Kris would want to milk the announcement for maximum exposure, but Kanye wants to distance Kim from her family’s empire.
“He’s already warned her that their baby will not be joining the Kardashian family reality TV business. He’s also saying he isn’t ‘selling his baby out’ with a magazine spread, and he’ll release the first baby picture on one of his social media accounts.”
Despite Kanye’s wishes, Kris is plowing ahead with negotiations for a huge photo spread and more, said an insider.
“Kris went behind Kanye’s back and begged Kim to sell a ‘pregnancy diary,’ which she believes can fetch $5 million,” the insider revealed.
“She’s also encouraging Kim to launch a maternity fashion line, plus a baby and toddler line, and she’s enlisted (Kim’s sister) Kourtney to help.”
Kris also wants Kim, 32, to finalize her divorce from Kris Humphries so she can stage a Kim-Kanye nuptial extravaganza, said the insider.
“Kris is pushing Kim to pony up $25 million to make her marriage go away,” said the source.
“She’s already talking about organizing a TV wedding for Kim and Kanye. Kris wants to do something crazy, like staging an elaborate Middle Eastern-themed ceremony in Dubai or a princess ceremony in a castle in Italy.
“She’s prepared to drop $20 million on the wedding if Kim and Kanye will agree to let it be televised. Kris believes she can earn all that money back and then some.”
Despite Kris’ plans, Kanye wants to help Kim break out on her own, and he insists their child will not follow them into show business, said the source. “The battle between Kanye and Kris is shaping up into an epic feud,” said the insider.
“Kris is determined to turn her unborn grandchild into the next Kardashian star – and cash cow!”
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Kim’s conception is OLD NEWS for ENQUIRER readers
REALITY TV sexpot Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West recently announced they’re expecting a baby – but that was no surprise to ENQUIRER readers!
Nearly two weeks before Kanye revealed the big news during a Dec. 30 concert, we published a photo of Kim in a tight skirt that showed her baby bump with the headline: “Reality beauty is expecting her first child.”
AT THE TIME, SOURCES SAID 32-YEAR-OLD KIM HAD GAINED at least 10 pounds, given up booze completely and was shopping for a family-friendly home with Kanye, 35.
Kanye made the news official at Atlantic City’s Revel’s resort when he told nearly 5,000 cheering fans: “Stop the music and make noise for my baby mama!”
Kim confirmed her pregnancy on her website, writing: “It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby.”
But The ENQUIRER has been following Kim’s quest to become a mom for months! In August, we reported the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” beauty was searching for a surrogate mother to carry her child because she feared a pregnancy would wreck her figure.
A few months later, we revealed Kim had ditched plans to hire a surrogate but was planning to marry Kanye in a lavish $20 million ceremony as soon as she’s divorced from NBA player Kris Humphries.
Once again, The ENQUIRER is first with the latest celebrity scoop!