Kanye West Banning North From Reading “Old-Fashioned Books”? (EXCLUSIVE)
Kanye West is NOT banning North from reading “old-fashioned books,” despite a new report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claim. A rep for the rapper tells us the allegation is both “silly” and “false.”
The rumor comes from the Australian gossip blog The Fix, which alleges West has “banned his daughter from reading ‘old fashioned’ books as he believes they will stunt North’s development.” According to the site, the rapper believes “the future is in technology and the two-year-old should be reading from an iPad or computer.” A so-called “source” further claims that West thinks “many of the stories are socially and politically backwards.”
And that’s not all. West’s stance supposedly caused a “clash” with Kim Kardashian “after Kris’ mother Mary Jo gave North a vintage, collectors edition of books from her childhood, including some Beatrix Potter and Sleeping Beauty,” alleges The Fix. Its “source” claims “Kanye gave them back, hurting Mary Jo’s feelings, by telling her that those books aren’t appropriate for Nori.”
Kardashian is said to have called her husband’s actions “outrageous.” But, adds, The Fix’s alleged tipster, “Kanye is a tech freak to the extreme. So despite Kim’s words, he has refused to bend on it.”
This report, however, struck Gossip Cop as fishy for a number of reasons. First off, the odds of an Australian gossip site breaking exclusive news about a domestic squabble between West and Kardashian are slim to none. Second, it’s highly suspicious that The Fix’s supposed “source” would call North “Nori,” but not know that the family actually calls Mary Jo “MJ,” and not her regular name.
Gossip Cop checked in with a rep for West, who confirmed our concerns. We’re told exclusively it’s not true the performer has instituted any kind of book ban for North. The spokesperson further calls The Fix story “silly” and false.”
Need even more proof? Just check out the photo above of West reading to North from (gasp!) a traditional book. Case closed… or fixed.