Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner: sisters, friends, reality show co-stars …
… Mortal enemies?!
Believe it or not — just kidding, this is pretty easy to believe — many rumors have been claiming there’s just a little bit of bad blood between Kylie and Kim, on account of Kylie’s ridiculously fast rise to fame.
Well, she was always famous, but it’s the fact that she’s on track to becoming more famous than Kim that’s the problem.
Or, OK, the real problem is that more fame equals more money.
Kim is reportedly upset that her little sister could become more wealthy than she is, that’s what we’re getting at here.
According to a source close to the family, Kim "takes all the credit" for making her family famous, which is definitely fair.
O.J. Simpson would be the only other person who could perhaps take this credit — after all, he put Robert Kardashian on his legal team for his murder trial, which was the very first time the public heard the Kardashian name.
That little tie-in probably had a little to do with our fascination with the family once the reality show started, but actually getting the show picked up?
That was all Kim (shout-out to Ray J though).
If she hadn’t buddied up with Paris Hilton and had that whole sex tape leak, there’s a solid chance we wouldn’t know who any of these people are, so it’s understandable that she takes credit for it all.
But the source also says that Kim "always thought she’d be the first billionaire in the family."
Then Kylie happened.
With her wildly successful cosmetics company and her popularity with the younger crowd, Kylie could very easily be the first billionaire in the family.
Kylie Cosmetics is actually all set to become a billion dollar company within the next few years.
And now Kim is apparently "desperate to dethrone Kylie."
It seems like the makeup thing is a particularly sore spot for Kim — the insider says that "Kylie’s makeup empire has amassed her a fortune and Kim is a little bitter about all the money that goes straight into Kylie’s pockets."
Again, "because Kim feels like much of those earnings are thanks to everything she did first."
If this is true, it’s such a petty stance, because then wouldn’t Kim owe Paris for helping her to become famous? And wouldn’t Paris owe her super wealthy family for putting her in the position to become famous?
Where does it end?
Whether you like her or not, Kylie’s makeup company is successful for a reason.
She has quality products, she’s put the work in, and she wisely capitalized on her popularity and all the attention she and her lips have been getting for years now.
She doesn’t owe Kim anything for that.
You might think it’s a little sad that Kim is anything but happy for her little sister’s success, but don’t worry — Kylie is in on it, too.
The source claims that the littlest Jenner has "become increasingly worried that Kim is going to steal back her thunder, but she’s ready to take her on."
"She loves being a mom but there’s no way in hell she’s going to let Kim win the money game."
Yep, step aside, little Stormi, mama’s got even more money to make!
And speaking of Stormi … is anyone looking forward to 2040 when we’ll be reading stories like these about her and North?!
It’s the circle of life. Look into it, Kim.