For months now, we've been hearing rumors of an intense feud between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.
Of course, with the Kard clan, one always has to question if a beef is legitimate or simply a bit of scripted drama performed for the benefit of a camera crew.
As fans of the show know, Kim and Kourtney's intense arguments have been prominently featured on KUWTK over the course of the past season.
In one infamous scene, an outraged Kim remarked, “We’re firing Kourtney. She’s out."
Kim went on to fume about her sister's perceived "laziness" and lack of commitment from the show,
It seemed like the sort of scene that would be staged for the benefit of Keeping Up viewers.
But shortly thereafter, Kourtney revealed that she would indeed be stepping away from the series.
“I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there, but I’m not saying goodbye,” Kourtney told Entertainment Tonight.
“I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18.”
Still, many fans remained unconvinced.
After all, the Kards commitment to keeping up the appearance that they lead lives of endless drama and excitement is unparalleled.
Now, however, a new report from Radar Online indicates that the beef between Kim and Kourtney is very real -- and much more intense than previously thought.
“Kourt is accusing Kim of forcing her off the show by belittling and cutting her out of the loop for months if not years now,” a source tells the outlet.
The source goes on to claim the sisterly conflict is like something right out of Game of Thrones:
“She’s convinced this all started because Kim got jealous that she was losing her divine right to be next in line to her mom, and bit by bit she’s used her influence to undermine Kourtney at every turn,” the tipster claims.
And it seems all the Kourt-centered trash talk that we see on KUWTK is more than just good-natured ribbing:
“All the snide put-downs about her parenting skills, the way she looks and the very simple choices that she makes don’t need to be met with such nastiness,” the source said.
“She’s pleaded with Kim to put her guns down and act nice, but that’s gotten her nowhere so she’s had no choice but to walk away.”
So it sounds like Kim has essentially forced Kourtney off the show, but Kourtney is completely okay with it.
We guess after about a decade or so, fighting with your sisters for the entertainment of America would get pretty old.