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When it came to surprising Kim Kardashian on Mother’s Day, Kanye West didn’t rely on the traditional card and bouquet of flowers. Instead, the rapper/producer gifted his wife with a stake in his Yeezy brand.
Kim revealed this information during a recent appearance on Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal podcast. The reality TV star said ‘Ye blessed her with the generous gift after she turned down a lucrative business offer.
“A brand offered me a million dollars to do a post on, you know, some of their clothing,” Kim explained. “And they typically, I don’t want to say who the brand is, but they typically knock off Yeezy.”
The 37-year-old admits the $1 million opportunity was enticing, but felt it was appropriate to run it by her husband before she formally accepted. Unsurprisingly, Kanye wasn’t thrilled about the idea.
“He was like, ‘No, babe, I really don’t want you to do that,’” Kim recalled. “It’s understandable, but that’s a lot of money!”
Indeed. Turning down seven figures for a single Instagram post would be difficult for most people—even for someone as rich as Kim; however, Kanye made sure to express his gratitude about a week later on Mother’s Day, when he presented Kim with flowers and an envelope.
“I open the envelope and it’s a million-dollar check and it was a note saying, ‘Thank you for always supporting me and not posting,’” Kim said. “And then, in the rest of the envelope, it was a contract to be an owner of Yeezy and my percentage.”
Considering Yeezy's reported $1.5 billion valuation, it's safe to say Kim walked away with a win.
You can listen to the Pretty Big Deal podcast below.