Before you make any inappropriate jokes in response to the headline above, allow us to say this up front:
No, Kanye West did not pay Kim Kardashian $1 million for sex.
That's weird and gross and just plain rude for you to even think.
But the rapper DID once hand over a check for this amount to his wife, with Kim explaining why to Ashley Graham on the podcast "Pretty Big Deal."
Scroll down to learn why you'll never, ever, EVER be able to relate to the life of a mega huge celebrity...
Kim Has 118 Million Instagram Followers
This is far more than just something to brag about. It's something to profit over, as companies across various industries offer someone such as Kim giant sums of money for promoting their product in a social media post.
All Celebrities Do It
We're not passing judgement at all here. Who in his or her right mind would NOT accept a six or seven-figure check for just posing with a cup or tea or something?
Six or Seven Figures?!?
Yes. In fact, Kardashian told Graham that she was offered $1 million by an unnamed fashion company to simply share an ad on her Instagram page. That's it. One click, one million dollars.
What Was the Brand?
Kim refused to name it, but said it was a "knock off [of] Yeezy" which is obviously the fashion brand owned by her husband. As such, Kanye took issue with the possibility of his wife shilling for a competitor.
Fair Enough, Right?
It's not like Kim is scrambling for pennies in her sofa cusions to make ends meet anyway. She turned it down.
Fast Forward to Mother's Day...
Kim received a very nice bouquet of flowers from Kanye and figured that was the extent of his present, she told Graham. But there was also an envelope and, well... you can see where this is going, right?
Take It Away, Kim:
"I open the envelope and it was a million dollar check, and there was a note saying 'thank you for always supporting me and not posting,'" she explained on the podcast.
But... Wait! There Was More
Along with the check was a contract, which gave Kim an actual ownership stake in Yeezy. That could potentially be worth MANY millions.
Kim Didn't Cash the Check, Did She?
You better believe she did! She's a businesswoman! "I was like, 'You better believe I’m gonna cash this. Yes, I have no shame, I’m cashing this check,'" she says she told her mom when asked this question.
What Else Did Kim Discuss on the Podcast?
She actually grew serious and offered a mea culpa. Remember back in August when Kim garnered backlash for saying she loves looking anorexic? When she took it as a compliment when Khloe said this about her?
Click play on the above video to hearken back to this moment.
She Understands Why That Came Across So Poorly
“I 100 percent completely understand where people would be coming from that felt that way,” she said of those who were hurt or offended by how she and her family were talking about her 20-pound weight loss. “My intention is never to offend anyone and I really apologize if I offended anyone.”
The Critics Had a Point
“I know people that have serious eating disorders that have been in and out of the hospital for 15 years, close people,” she revealed. “So, I’ve been through, I’ve experienced it enough to have known better.”
Kim Won't Make Such a Comment Again
But she WILL keep talking about her body and her weight loss achievements, telling Graham: “I actually just feel healthy and strong and confident, so I just want to post it. I want to show people what heavy weights are doing."
Just Remember This, Okay?
Kim can afford a personal chef and a personal trainer and anything else she needs for her fitness obsession. Why? Because brands are offering her $1 million for a single Instagram post!