Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly turned down new lucrative offers for first baby photos of their daughter, North West, and critics suspect the wealthy couple may be holding out for more money.
In June the reality TV star, 32, gave birth to her and West's first child however the Hollywood couple is yet to publicly unveil the newborn. Sources claim that the pair has been bombarded with offers since Kardashian confirmed her pregnancy and while they reportedly down a $3 million offer in recent days, reports claim they may agree to a more substantial amount of $4 million.
"The offers have been pouring in ever since Kanye announced she was pregnant. All the offers have been reviewed by her manager/mother Kris Jenner. Kris has made her suggestions to Kim and Kanye and a deal is very close," an alleged family friend previously told celebrity gossip blogger Rob Shuter.
In 2006, actress Angelina Jolie and fiancée Brad Pitt were reportedly paid at least $4.1 million by PEOPLE magazine for photos of their first child, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and in 2007 they received $2 million for photos of their adopted son Pax Jolie-Pitt. Source claim that while West, 36, is reluctant to profit off of his daughter, Kardashian is trying to persuade the rapper by making bizarre comparisons to Pitt and Jolie.
"Kris [Jenner] pulled the Brad and Angelina card. She knows Kanye has a huge ego and if it was good enough for Brad and Angie then it should be good enough for Kanye and Kim," the source revealed.
"Kris explained that getting the first pictures out in a controlled manner is also better for the family's security. It will discourage paparazzi and the couple can even donate some of the money to charity, after Kris takes her commission," the source added.
A TMZ.com report claimed Kardashian and West are considering following in the footsteps of Beyonce and Jay Z, who released the first photo of their daughter Blue Ivy via social media, however this has not been confirmed.