In your daily dose of “Well, DUH,” Kylie Jenner has finally come around to admitting what we already knew: her ass wouldn’t be rolling around in all that cosmetic coin if it weren’t for a little boost known as Kris Jenner. It seems like it was just yesterday when Forbes farted out a cover declaring Kylie as the youngest “self-made billionaire” ever – even beating out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Now, most of us figured Forbes was using “self-made billionaire” as a euphemism for “got rich because her mother made her hawk lip kits and sponsored slim tea ads on Instagram.” Alas, they maintained she fit their definition, and even Kylie tried to defend the claim. But now there’s a new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians to promote, so she’s going to change her tune so as to not piss too many people off and drive the ratings even lower.
The New York Times had a long-ass profile of the Kardashians ahead of the sixteenth (!) season premiere of KUWTK. It goes into how Kylie’s cosmetic line made money off the Jordyn Woods scandal because #alsoduh. Anyway, they asked Kylie about the whole self-made claim, and tried to ‘splain herself:
“I can’t say I’ve done it by myself. If they’re just talking finances, technically, yes, I don’t have any inherited money. But I have had a lot of help and a huge platform.”
In case you’re wondering, People is here to remind you the Kardashians tend to be a little generous with their terms, like how Kylie was “cut off” at the age of 15 and how Kim is a “role model.” OK, fine. They didn’t go into that last one. Anyway, when the Forbes story first came out and people started poo-poohing the “self-made” claim, Kylie used the “I don’t have any inherited money” defense as well as that PMK made her start working at the age of 15. Admittedly, she was raking in millions when other 15-year-olds are begging their parents for $20 to buy Tide Pods to eat or whatever the fuck it is teenagers do now. Also admittedly, Kylie had to live with Kris Jenner, so maybe we SHOULD feel a little bad for her ass.
Either way, she spouted nonsense about how she started Kylie Cosmetics with her own cash, so she is, in a way, still a self-made billionaire who got that way from a big ass sister, er, big-ass platform. Yikes, why do I feel like the seventeenth season of KUWTK is going to be that Kim Kardashian gets Forbes to re-do Kylie’s cover to say “Youngest Billionaire To Gain Wealth Via Peripheral Relation To A Sex Tape”?