Kanye West's bizarre tribute to wife Kim Kardashian as she becomes billionaire

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are now officially both billiionaires. (AP)

Kanye West has celebrated wife Kim Kardashian West’s newly acquired billionaire status with a pepper and some tomatoes.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has sold a stake in her beauty brand to Coty cosmetics company for $200 million (£162m), in a deal that values her business at $1 billion (£813m), and the rapper has marked her success with a bizarre tribute.

Kanye, 43, tweeted a photograph of a green bell pepper, a green tomato, a cherry tomato and three small flowers, writing: “I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire.”

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He went on: “You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family.

”So blessed this is still life. So I made you this still life. We love you so much.”

Coty - the company that owns CoverGirl, Tiffany & Co. and Balenciaga - have bought a 20 per cent stake in KKW Beauty. In 2019 they bought 51 per cent of Kim’s half-sister Kylie Jenner’s company Kylie Cosmetics for $600 million (£488m).

Kanye West celebrated wife Kim Kardashian's billionaire status with a picture of a pepper and some tomatoes. (AP)

In April this year musician and fashion designer Kanye was himself declared a billionaire by Forbes magazine. The Gold Digger rapper had long been campaigning to get himself onto the magazine’s annual billionaires list.

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A former bodyguard to Kanye recently claimed the rapper calls the paparazzi on himself and has a list of diva demands - including refusing to press lift buttons himself.

Kanye and Kim, 39, married in 2014. They have four children seven-year-old North, four-year-old son Saint, two-year-old Chicago and one-year-old son Psalm.

The couple have been busy celebrating North’s seventh birthday with a cowgirl themed birthday party.