Rumor has it Kim Kardashian is tired of keeping up with her clan on reality TV.
According to a report from the July 7 print edition of Life & Style magazine, Kardashian, 33, is looking to part ways with her family’s hit E! series, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
“She feels like she has outgrown reality TV,” said a “Kardashian insider.” “She recently screamed at her mom, ‘I am done with the show!’ Kim wants to spend more time on her own projects and new family.”
While Kardashian may want to spend more time off-camera with West, 37, and their daughter North, 1, insiders insists it is the “Yeezus" rapper’s influence that is leading the reality star to call the series quits.
“[Kanye] doesn’t find reality TV classy enough for him and wants Kim to distance herself from the brand,” reads the magazine’s report, an insider adding, “He already has rules about how much Kim and North can film, where they can film, and what they can wear while filming.”
Despite West’s beliefs that his new wife is above reality television, Kim’s sisters and co-stars, Khloé Kardashian-Odom, 29, and Kourtney Kardashian, 35, reportedly find West’s distaste for the popular series comical. “Kim and Kanye are so into themselves that its a joke to Kourtney and Khloé,” said an unidentified pal. “They laugh behind their backs.”
While Kardashian has yet to officially throw in the towel (she is reportedly contracted to star on at least 10 seasons of the program), the magazine is claiming that the reality star is already causing trouble on set. “The girls have been fighting a lot over contractual obligations,” said an insider. “Kim is always the first one to back out of appearances and other obligations.”
Unfortunately for the remaining “KUWTK” stars, Kim’s absence could mean a noticeable loss of wages— an estimated $500 million to be exact. “If Kim jumps ship as planned, the series could nosedive,” reported the magazine, referring to the series' already noticeable drop in ratings following its Season 9 premiere earlier this month. “The ripple effect would be catastrophic.”
According to the report, not only would the family’s $2.6 million paychecks from the E! network disappear if the show went under, but Kardashian’s departure could also inadvertently hurt the family’s half-billion-dollar empire that includes multiple endorsement deals, four Dash retail locations and a clothing line at Sears.
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EDT on E!