Is North West the next Bob Ross? It’s possible, at least, according to Kim Kardashian West. Kardashian West posted a photo of a beautiful painting on Tuesday, February 10, to her Instagram Story—at first glance, you’d think it was done by a professional, but she indicated it was created by none other than her seven-year-old daughter, North. However, people immediately began to question if North had actually painted the artwork. Now, Kardashian West is calling out fans and publications, warning them not to come for her daughter.
“DON’T PLAY WITH ME WHEN IT COMES TO MY CHILDREN!!!” Kardashian West wrote at the beginning of a lengthy Instagram Story. “My daughter and her best friend have been taking a serious oil painting class where their talents and creativity are being encouraged and nurtured. North worked incredibly hard on her painting, which took several weeks to complete. As a proud mom, I wanted to share her work with everyone.”
Kardashian West continued to defend North in the message and then called out various publications, including the Daily Mail and Just Jared, just in case anyone forgot the power of Kim K. After she shared her posts, the Daily Mail changed the headline, embracing the fact that North did paint the artwork.
“Caption Changed!” she wrote on a screenshot of an article she shared with fans.
What did we learn from this extremely strange “controversy?” Kim Kardashian West isn’t afraid to slam fans and publications alike when it comes to protecting her kids. Ever since the “Skims” founder posted her Instagram Stories, the online conversation shifted to people supporting North’s artistic pursuits instead of dismissing them.
“Y’all can’t fathom the idea of North West creating such a dope painting at such a young age because y’all ain’t have parents that supported your creativity in a way that allowed your skill to grow,” one fan tweeted. “Those are the direct results of a child whose parents stand behind their talent.”
I guess the only question remaining is, is North offering lessons herself? Just asking for a friend.