The 58-year-old, an insider told the NY Post, “very much wanted to sell the pictures” — which drummed up more than $11 million in bids from media outlets — but was thwarted after West passed on any deals involving the images documenting his nuptials.
“Kim and Kanye were getting offers for money,” the insider said, “and they decided with their teams not to take any.”
The rapper was influenced not to sell the images, taking a cue from how fellow hip-hop icons Jay-Z and Beyonce conducted their business affairs after the first pics of their daughter Blue Ivy curried up a similar clamor from media outlets. Instead, the super-couple have doled out the coveted shots on their terms, garnering headlines and interest to their social media accounts, as well as using never-seen-before shots on Beyonce’s 2013 HBO documentary “Life Is But a Dream.”
The “Momager” was upset, as she traditionally gets a commission on her daughters’ incomes; the Kim wedding pic industry has been a booming one in the past, as her doomed 2011 engagement and wedding to Kris Humphries reportedly commanded nearly $2 million from People magazine.