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9 Questionable Things Kim Kardashian Has Made A Dollar Off Of

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When it comes to Kim Kardashian West's obsession of remaining relevant, some things don't come as a surprise. Actually, mostly everything involving the socialite are no longer surprising now that we think of it. She's got a true hustlers spirit, point blank.

The reality TV star who got her fifteen minutes of fame thanks to an allegedly leaked sexscapade with Ray J has catapulted her likeliness into absolute stardom. For Christ's sake, she's married to Kanye West, that should be enough proof. Yet, even still Kimberly Noel has a past and that past (and present) is one full of questionable things that have resulted in the advancement of her bank account and Kardashian empire as a whole. Don't believe us, just watch.

Continue clicking to see the 9 most questionable things Kim Kardashian has made a dollar off of.

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Sex Tape

Ah yes, how could we forget—the sex tape. It'll forever be her claim to fame regardless if she acknowledges it or not. 2007 was Mrs. West's come up year.
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Short-lived Music Career

Remember "Jam (Turn It Up)"? Okay, neither do we because it was clearly a flop. Even with the help of musical genius, The Dream, Kim's music career was short-lived. I mean seriously, do you remember those horrid lyrics and the cheesy video? Where was Ye when you needed him?
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Acting

While reality TV is just the opposite of its claim of "real TV" Kim decided to give acting on the big screen a try. Why not? What has she got to loose at this point? Executing a few minor roles in mediocre films, her second venture into the film industry quickly fizzled out.
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Quick Trim

The fact that people really buy into dieting products is unbelievable. Why not try working out and eating healthy? Want to hear a secret, that's what Kim's doing. She's selling you all dreams of her physique with Quick Trim's, "live the dream with the body you deserve" mantra. There's no way you'll have a banging body like that from simply taking Quick Trim, end of story.
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Marriage to Kris Humphries

Was it really love? The public claims she was publicity hungry. Then again, they did have a $10 million wedding, a TV special, and exactly 72 days of marriage. You do the math.
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Hairfinity

So now she endorses IG popping hair product Hairfinity? Really Kim, did Blac Chyna put you up to this? It's been about five months now. Can we get a length check or update since you now swear by it?  How much are they paying you per post/tweet? Anything to remain relevant and make that coin, I guess.

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Baby North West for CR Fashion Book  

As much as Kim and Kanye seem to hate the paparazzi they've done just the opposite of their stance on the publicity scene. Only a few months old baby North joined her parents in their acclaimed Vogue spread, which we can't deny was super cute. But when there's a round two that includes the one-year-old in a solo photo someone has to ask, who allowed this to happen? Friends with CR Fashion Book creator, Carine Roitfeld, or not Kim seems to be cracking the whip in true Kris Jenner fashion: molding North into what we hope is not a fame-obsessed individual. Don't get us wrong, we love the photo and North is a natural born star but we don't see Blue Ivy on VIBE do you?
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Kim Kardashian Video Game

Just when we thought Mrs. West tapped into all of her sources to make money, she pulled yet another off the wall venture out of her large backside: a video game about her life. Want to live the Kardashian lifestyle? Download this game. Want to learn how to become a celebrity the Kardashian way? Download this game. And people are clearly downloading it as she's already brought in $200 million in revenue since it's launch in July. No one sells a dream better than Kimberly, hands down.


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Selfie Book

Can a book of selfies really be published? Well Kim Kardashian thinks so. And by the instant success of her video game, the 352-page is bound to be a hit. If anyone can make fifteen minutes of fame last, it is her.

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"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Kill Bill actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

In 2001, the romantic comedy debuted to fanfare, boasting an all-star cast of Morris Chestnut, Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and more. Directed by Mark Brown (Barbershop, Iverson, How To Be A Player), Fox plays a career driven person named Shante Smith who navigates a curveball when her boyfriend Keith Fenton (Chestnut) cheats on her with a co-worker.

After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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BET To Release Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET! pic.twitter.com/jEwkbC71OW

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Ella Mai On The North Face's 'Explore Mode' Campaign, New Music And Living In The Moment

Ella Mai is in her own age of exploration. Her eponymous debut album scored her a platinum plaque with her breakout hit, "Boo'd Up" earning her a Grammy for Best R&B Song. But the accolades aren't driving her creative path. The arc in her compass is all about the places she's traveled, the people she's met and the lessons learned along the way.

"To be honest, personally, exploration is like growth. I feel like if you don't explore new things, whether it's going outside, meeting people or trying new food, you won't ever grow because you're just stuck in your little comfort zone which can be super scary to come out of," she tells VIBE at The North Face's Explore Mode event in New York on Monday (April 15). The singer is one of three women (including model-activist Gabrielle Richardson and chef Angela Dimayuga) who teamed up with the brand to share a message of enjoying the outside world without digital confinement and the global initiative to make Earth Day a national holiday.

The London native's urge to explore came in handy over the weekend when she performed in the brisk desert of Coachella. Inspired by artists like Rihanna and Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mai helped fans enjoy the hazy sunset as she performed hits like "Trip" and her latest No. 1 song, "Shot Clock."

"It's such a good feeling, especially when it comes to radio," she shared about her track reaching No. 1 on the airplay chart. "I wasn't even sure if people listened to the radio because people have so much access to streaming platforms, but obviously having all three of my singles from my debut album, go number one on urban radio is incredible."

That energy was brought to the Coachella stage with the festival being her biggest artistic exploration so far.

"My favorite part of the performance would have to be when I performed "Naked" and because it was dark, and I performed when the sun went down, I couldn't see how far the crowd actually went back. But during "Naked," it was such an intimate moment I asked everyone to put their lights up (phones) and when I saw how far it went back I was like, "Woah." That moment sealed it for me."

"Even there were two people in the audience, I still would've done my best," she added. "But just to see the crowd be so engaged, even if they didn't know the music, was a really good feeling. I had so much fun."

As the festival energy in Indio, Calif. continued to thrive, another rested on the streets of Los Angeles following the loss of Nipsey Hussle. With the singer having ties to those close to the rapper like DJ Mustard, she says the shift in the city was hard to ignore.

"As weird as it sounds, you felt it," she said. "Even in the weather, it was super hot and then everyone got the news and it started raining. Just a weird energy shift." As a new L.A. resident, the singer says Nipsey's influence cannot be denied.

"I feel like the energy shift went both ways; everyone was really sad, grieving and mourning but everyone feels more inspired by what he was doing that they want to go out and do something and change in their community. It's still a very touchy subject in L.A., especially the people that I'm around since they were very close to him. I think everyone is super inspired to do better and try to be more like him, which is great to see. YG's whole set at Coachella was dedicated to him, I know Khalid had a dedication to Mac Miller. Everyone is super aware of what Nipsey was trying to do and how he wanted to change the world."

Engaging in The North Face's mission to explore seemed to be in the cards for Mai. Like many of us, Mai was familiar with the brand's effective coolness factor. "I remember running home and telling my mom that I needed a Jester Backpack because my cousin had one as well, and it's similar to the other stories, I wanted to be like my older cousin (laughs) so my mom ended up getting me one." But there's also the incentive to showcase the importance of stepping away from the phone screens and into leafy green forests.

"I'm such a live-in-the-moment person," she says of her lack of identity on social media. While she might share a thought or two on social media, Mai is interested in appreciating the world around her. "I feel like everyone is so consumed about documenting the day, you don't really get to live the day. You just watch it back but I like to have the memories in my head. Of course, sometimes, I'll take out my phone but I try to live in the moment as much as possible."

Part of that mission is ensuring Earth Day is celebrated the right way. With the support of Mai, Richardson, and Dimayuga, The North Face officially launched a petition to make Earth Day a national holiday.

“The North Face is no stranger to exploration and this Earth Day we are proud to join our partners and fellow explorers in a global effort to make Earth Day a national holiday,” said Global General Manager of Lifestyle at The North Face, Tim Bantle. “We believe that when people take time to appreciate the Earth, they feel more connected to it and are more likely to protect it. Explore Mode urges us to unplug from our digital lives to connect in real life to the world, each other, and ourselves in the effort to move the world forward.”

Mai hasn't hit her all of her exploration goals just yet. "I really want to go to Indonesia or Bali," she said. "That's one of my Bucket List places I really, really, really wanna go." For her essentials, the singer knows she has to bring along a windbreaker set and of course, a jester backpack. "I think the backpack is the most important thing."

In addition to a few trips around the globe, one destination includes the studio for new music. While she hasn't had time to lock down a moment to record, the inspiration is sizzling.

"When I work in the studio, I like to be like there for a good amount of time," she explains. "I like to block off two to three weeks at a time, I don't like to go to different studios and different places, it's just a comfort thing but I'm very excited to get back cause I have a lot of talk about. I've seen so many different places and met so many new people and a lot that I didn't get to experience last year."

Learn more about The North Face's petition for Earth Day here.

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