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"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian lied about Kanye West being the biological father of her daughter, North, a report said. But the veracity of the story has been questioned. Above, the family is seen Feb. 14, 2015. Getty Images

North West, daughter of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian, might have the wrong last name. Rapper Kanye West is not the biological father of the adorable toddler, according to a shocking report from Star magazine that critics have decried as a hoax.

The Wednesday cover of the publication shows a photo of West, 38, with his hands on the top of his head, and a photo of Kardashian looking shocked. The headline reads: “Kardashian bombshell! Who’s North’s real daddy?” Underneath, the bullets say, “Kanye’s demanding a DNA test” and “Kim’s secret ex-lover named inside!”

Kardashian, 35, used an ex-boyfriend’s sperm to get pregnant, Star wrote. The reality star had her embryos frozen in 1012 because she wanted to make sure she could have a baby. She wanted to have a baby with West, but he wasn’t ready. “Kim may have had one of the embryos implanted,” the source told Star on Wednesday. “She didn’t have time to wait for Kanye.”

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Kanye West is not the father of Kim Kardashian's daughter, North, if Star Magazine is to be believed. Star Magazine

Kardashian tricked West into believing he was the father. “People are speculating that Kim tricked Kanye into believing they conceived in Italy so he wouldn’t figure out the real story that she’d already been implanted with an embryo that had another man’s DNA!” the source said. “Kim’s inner circle is not convinced about North’s paternity. … If it ever came out that Kanye isn’t their father, it would tear the family apart.”

But Gossip Cop, the publication that separates celebrity fact from fiction, deemed Star’s story a hoax. “The tabloid’s far-fetched and convoluted story is complete garbage,” Gossip Cop wrote Wednesday. They called it a “ridiculous claim” and cited that Star once reported Kardashian and West were heading toward a $1 billion divorce.

Neither West nor Kardashian have responded to the rumor about North’s “true” father.

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