Kanye West declared on Twitter that his 18-year-old sister-in-law Kylie Jenner will not represent Puma and that the teen is on “Yeezy team” and no other. In another epic Twitter rant, West informed Puma that “we gone give you your measly million dollars back!!!”
According to Us Weekly, much to the chagrin of Kanye West, Kylie supposedly inked a seven-figure deal with the apparel giant to be the new face of their clothing and shoe line, along with recording artist Rihanna. The “Diamonds” singer signed a deal last year and debuted her brand collaboration with Puma to loud cheers from her fans.
Jenner’s deal would not be “full out like Rihanna’s collaboration,” a source revealed, although it’s not clear what the deal between the reality star and the clothing merchandiser entailed since both Kylie and Puma had been mum prior to the tweets posted by Kanye West to his over 18 million fans.
Puma we gone give you your measly million dollars back!!! Never try to divide the family!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
The teen shared a mysterious Instagram post of a happy puppy that might have indicated the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was thrilled about the deal. The Instagram photo has since been deleted, and in his Twitter rant, Kanye West accused Puma of trying “to divide the family.”
Indeed, West confirmed in a second tweet that there will never be a collaboration between Puma and Jenner, informing the shoe manufacturer that “1000% there will never be a Kylie Puma anything.” Kanye West has a lucrative and popular deal with Adidas, a direct competitor with Puma, and any deal might potentially pit Kanye West and Kylie Jenner against each other.
1000% there will never be a Kylie Puma anything. That's on my family! 1000% Kylie is on Yeezy team!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
Kylie is clearly a fan of Puma, and a match between the two would likely have been lucrative. According to a recent photo of Kylie around Calabasas, California, Puma appears to be her official workout gear of choice, and the teen is regularly photographed with the leaping cat on emblazoned on her clothing.
Although the notoriously tight-knit Kardashian clan has yet to make any official statement, it’s pretty clear there will not be any deals going down with Puma if Kanye West has anything to do with it. In the past, Kylie has represented Kanye West’s Yeezy clothing line and was spotted wearing both Yeezy clothing and footwear at the New York Fashion Week both in September 2015 and again in February.
Celebrity gossip site Radar Online recently revealed that while Kanye West is crushing deals between Kylie and Puma, he might be looking at a divorce from Kim Kardashian. According to the news site, Kardashian has secretly retained top California divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, to end her 21-month marriage.
Even though Kanye West recently tweeted a photo of daughter North, which the rapper captioned “love love love love my baby girl
#lovemyfamily,” the power couple have “been fighting constantly recently,” an insider close to Kim and Kanye confessed. Kim is stressed because Kanye is away so much for work, and the couple fight since West hates living with Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, while their own house is being renovated.
The insider also revealed that “Kim met with Laura over the weekend” to reportedly discuss her marriage with Kanye, and Kim is “at breaking point” with all the fighting and “needed to talk through where she stood with Kanye.”
Although neither Kanye nor Kim have confirmed anything, Kim is rumored to be shoring up her assets and figuring our how much she can walk away with should she and West divorce. According to Radar, although “[p]eople can think Kim’s a bit vacuous” when it comes to finances, like the rest of the Kardashian family, “she’s incredibly switched on.” Of course, Kim could have met with the attorney for some other reason than ending her marriage with Kanye West.
What do you think? Should Kanye West let Kylie broker a deal with Puma? Are Kim and Kanye divorcing? Leave a comment below!
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