Behind every Kim Kardashian, there’s a Kris Jenner pulling the strings — at least that’s what some fans think. For years, we’ve been inundated with memes joking that “the devil works hard, but Kris Jenner works harder” (as claimed by The Daily Best) whenever a well-timed Kardashian-Jenner pregnancy was followed by a looming Kardashian-Jenner scandal distracts. For most it’s a joke, but for some of those who know and love Jenner, it’s dead serious.
After Kim split from Kanye “Ye” West, Ye spoke openly about his issues with Kris. In a recent — and bizarre — since-deleted Instagram post, Ye shared a photo of Victoria Villarroel, Kylie Jenner’s friend and former assistant, promoting a sponcon on her account. “Don’t let Kris make you play Playboy like she did [Kylie] and Kim do,” he wrote in the caption, per Page Six. “I won’t let it happen to Northy and Chicago.” Ye also shared a screenshot of a text call with his ex-wife, in which she shared a message from Kris, “Tell him to please stop calling my name. I’m almost 67 years old and I don’t always feel great and it stresses me out to no end.”
Kris’ pleas backfired. While Ye was busy attacking Kim, where her four children will be going to school this year, Kardashian’s other ex, Ray J, couldn’t help but chime in with his two cents about the exhausted mother.
Ray J is fed up
Kanye “Ye” West isn’t the only one who has had a fight with Kris Jenner. Kim Kardashian’s ex Ray J also harbors a grudge. Kardashian first made headlines in 2007 thanks to a leaked sex tape of herself and J. That sex tape led to a TV show on E!, numerous spin-offs, billion-dollar business ventures, and Kardashian negotiating criminal justice reforms with the President of the United States. The cultural significance of the sex tape is unquestionable, but its origins have always been murky. If you ask J, the answer is simple: Jenner did it.
“What about my mom Kris? You tell people false stories about me and make black guys look awful,” he wrote, among Yes’s since-deleted screenshots of his conversation with Kardashian, per Page Six. This isn’t the first time Ray J has shot Jenner. In May, during an interview with the Daily Mail, he claimed he hadn’t leaked anything — he had a deal with Jenner to release the sextape and that she had been manipulating the press to make him look bad for the past 14 years . “I’ve never leaked a sextape in my life,” he said. “It was never a leak. It was always a deal and a partnership between Kris Jenner and Kim and I.”
Amid the chaos, Jenner took to Instagram to promote the arrival of Kylie Baby in UK stores and Kendall Jenner’s new Jimmy Choo ad campaign. The devil works hard, but – well, you know the rest.