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Beyonce Knowles reportedly sent Kim Kardashian a lavish baby shower gift in lieu of her absence on June 2.
The Grammy award-winning singer, 31, reportedly politely declined the baby shower invitation because she is currently still on her Mrs. Carter world tour. Despite her absence, Beyonce reportedly sent Kardashian, 31, an $11,800 gift on behalf of herself and Jay-Z, as the couple is close to the reality TV star's boyfriend Kanye West.
"Beyoncé and Jay-Z [gave Kim] a [$11,800] Swarovski crystal-studded high chair, designed by Carla Monchen," a source told The Sunday Mirror. "They had a similar one for their daughter Blue Ivy."
West, who has been dating Kardashian for one year, reportedly introduced the reality TV star to the Hollywood couple as his girlfriend in 2012. While Beyonce is said to be polite whenever Kardashian is around, sources claim the singer does not yet trust the reality star.
"Kim has wanted to be friends with Beyonce forever. From the moment she started dating Kanye, it was her goal to hang with Bey," a source previously told Life & Style magazine.
Beyonce, who is always sure to keep her distance from Kardashian in public, reportedly dismissed the reality star as being "tacky" upon their first meeting. She reportedly agreed to allow the reality star into her friendship circle simply because West maintains a close bond with Jay-Z, however she reportedly set rules for Kardashian.
"[Kim's] not allowed to talk about Beyonce," the source revealed adding that the E! star would "be kicked out of the clique so quickly if she made any misstep. Kim has to earn everyone's trust. So she's respecting Beyonce's privacy -- and it fits in with the more private, post-divorce persona she wants anyway."
Kardashian celebrated her first every baby shower with close friends and family along with West, who reportedly showed up towards the end. The couple is expecting a baby girl in July.
"I'm so excited we're having a girl. Who doesn't want a girl? I think they are the best," Kardashian said on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." "I know that's really what Kanye has always wanted — he wanted a little girl."