Mrs. Carter: Odds are, you saw this one coming.
The moment that it was announced that Kris Jenner was going to have her own daytime talk show this summer, you had to assume that this was going to be used at some point in order to further push Kardashian-related stories down our throats. Why do other magazine covers when you can help your mom? It suddenly becomes a family obligation to your “momager” for everything that she has done for you over the years to give “Kris” an opportunity to nab an exclusive.
What is a little more surprising here is that we’re not even talking about a Kardashian family member front and center; instead, we’re talking instead about Kanye West. The rapper never does interviews and even often chooses to tell paparazzi members off for simply looking at him wrong, so even with the family connection, this is still a pretty big gig for Kris. Kanye sat down with her this week for an interview set to air on her finale Friday, where the two are going to talk about his life, presumably a little bit about his music (which should be very interesting), and also him becoming a father for the first time.
According to TMZ, Kanye even briefly flashed the first photo of North West to the crowd at the taping, with the story saying that there will be a larger version available at the show. This marks the first time that such a photo has been revealed publicly, and it proves that the Kardashians are not at least all about the money here. (They could have sold a photo spread to a magazine for millions of dollars.)
Kris’ series needs to ensure that it has the ratings to be potentially renewed down the road for more, and with Kanye, it’s possible that she makes it there. But here’s the question: With ratings for Jenner’s show not always stellar this summer, will she be able to sustain in the future without this sort of big-name guest?
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