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Kris Jenner and Kanye West are reportedly at odds over baby plans following news that Kim Kardashian is pregnant with her first baby, and the reality star is said to be stuck in the middle.
The Kardashian matriarch, 56, is reportedly eager to cash in on her third grandchild through various business deals, but West, who is set to become a first time father, is reportedly not cooperating and determined to take full control of the baby, according to OK! Magazine.
"There's a war waging. Kris sees all her offspring as money makers, as ways to increase the empire. With Kanye, he wants 100 percent full control of his first child with Kim - and he wants full control of Kim," a source told OK!
The pair reportedly first began butting heads after West, 35, unexpectedly announced Kardashian's pregnancy during his Dec. 30 Atlantic City concert at Revel. Jenner had allegedly wanted to either sell the story to a U.S. tabloid or use it to promote the family's E! reality TV show.
"Kanye broke the news at Revel because there was discussion of E! announcing it or shopping the announcement to timed the premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians," the source explained. "And Kanye made it pretty clear that he wants to take a cue from [his good friends] Beyonce and Jay-Z and really keep a lot of their personal life private. He announced this on his own to show Kris and everyone else that it's his family, and he doesn't want to sell anything."
Kardashian, 32, confirmed the pregnancy news the following day in a blog post and while she too is said to be open to cashing in on her baby, the reality TV star is reportedly also conscious about keeping West happy.
"She's [Kris] been waiting for this news for a long time. Kim and her mom are already seeing how they can cash in by marketing baby products with weight loss endorsements when Kim wants to get back into shape after her pregnancy," the source said adding however "[Kim's] been trying to keep her personal life private since last year."
Jenner is said to be "licking her lips in anticipation, already saying that the baby could be worth a billion dollars to the family empire." As a result, critics fear that her business mindset could push Kardashian away as it reportedly did with her sister Kourtney, 33.
Kourtney, who gave birth to her second child Penelope in July, was reportedly livid after learning about various business deals that Jenner allegedly made to make money off of the baby even before she was born. The reality TV star was reportedly even more "furious" after learning that most deals occurred behind her back.
"Kris immediately started trying to make money off [Penelope], literally from the moment she was conceived! Kourtney was already getting annoyed during her pregnancy because her mom talked nonstop about branding girly things for the baby. And since the birth Kris has stepped it up with her money making ideas," a source told RadarOnline.com. "Both Kourtney and Scott have told Kris to step away, their baby is not some money making tool."