The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star is often paid hefty sums of money to wear brands’ clothes and model them on her highly popular social media accounts. Speaking at the New York Times DealBook Conference earlier this week, Kardashian revealed that she rejected a brand that was offering $1 million at the behest of her third husband.
“I will say a cute story since my husband’s here. So there was a fast-fashion brand, a few of them, and they would knock off Yeezy all the time, his color palette, designs,” she explained. “So this fast-fashion brand offered me a million dollars for an Instagram post and I thought, ‘OK, well that’s easy’ — just to wear clothes that I could pick, anything that I wanted, it’s a quick post — and when I told [Kanye] about it, he asked me not to do it and said out of respect, I don’t think that we should be giving them everything, they copy everything.”
Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West attend The Fashion Group International’s annual “Night of Stars” gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in New York.
She continued: “I completely understood why he said no. I gladly said no. And then for Mother’s Day, he handed me an envelope and it was a check for a million dollars saying ‘thank you for not posting for the other brand.’ And then — I don’t know if I’m supposed to say this or if I have — and a contract to be an owner in Yeezy as a thank you.”
The star concluded that the story demonstrates the “power in saying ‘no’ sometimes.”
Although this exchange is remembered fondly by the 39-year-old reality TV mogul, West, 42, has gotten into arguments with his wife over her fashion in the past.
“Like the corset, underwear, all that vibe, I just feel like I just went through this transition of being [a] rapper, and lookin’ at all these girls,” West said back in May, People reported.
“And then looking at my wife like, ‘Oh, my girl needs to be just like these other girls, showing her body off, showing this, showing that…’ I didn’t realize that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone that’s married and loved, the father of what’s about to be four kids,” he said at the time. “A corset is a form of underwear. It’s hot. It’s like, it’s hot for who, though?”