When her contractions started on Friday, Kim’s 24 hour camera crew for Keeping Up With The Kardashians reportedly followed her when she visited her obstetrician. But apparently, they were quickly instructed to clear off by Kanye West as soon as he arrived. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA was reportedly put on lockdown and Kim’s rapper boyfriend refused to allow the TV cameras back in.
Kanye did, however, allow Kim’s mum Kris Jenner permission to record her own footage during the birth. A source has revealed to gossip website RadarOnline that the video is staying strictly within the family and will not be used on Keeping Up With The Kardashians or for any sort of E! reality special.
The source said: “Kim was extremely upset because she wasn’t due for another month. She was in pain and didn’t know what was happening. The camera crew from Keeping Up With The Kardashians had been with her all week. Kim was taken to Cedars, and cameras followed her there. The camera crew did attempt to accompany Kim into the hospital. When Kanye arrived, he told them to get lost, which they did. Kanye didn’t want this precious moment to be documented for TV.
“Kim’s momager, Kris, who was in the delivery room, filmed portions of it for family viewing only. Kanye told Kris when she could film.”
Kim’s older sister Kourtney wasn’t quite as shy and allowed the birth both of her children, Mason, three, and Penelope, being born to be aired in two special episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kanye is perhaps not quite as open to the idea and has voiced his irritation at the constant reality TV intrusion. He told the New York Times: “This is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.”
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So if Kim or her mum, Kris, do decide they want to air the video on TV, it sounds like they won’t be too popular with Kanye.
By Lucy Hancock
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