Brody Jenner has zero relationship with Kanye West ... and that's a big reason why he didn't make the trek to Europe for Kim's wedding.
Kim's step-bro made the comments on his podcast Thursday, insisting he was not disrespecting Kim by being a no-show at her wedding but front and center at the wedding of her ex-BF Reggie Bush.
Brody says there are 2 other reasons he didn't show:
-- Short notice
-- The wedding was way far away in Paris. It was actually Florence, but whatever.
It's a good sell. You buyin'?
I Did a Reality Show BEFORE Kim [VIDEO]
7/14/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is NOT a reluctant member of reality television ... quite the opposite, he was actively involved in reality TV even before he hooked up with Kim Kardashian.
TMZ got hold of a failed pilot from 2010 -- starring Kanye's travel agent Brett Grolsch ... the self-proclaimed travel agent to the stars. The pilot is awful, but there's a big scene with none other than Kanye, schooling the agent on his choice of European flights to the U.S.
And speaking of flying ... Kanye has some revealing things to say on why he hates airports ... the place that has repeatedly gotten him in serious legal trouble.
Watch the video. Kanye is right at home on reality TV.
Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us
We're Flipping Houses Too!
7/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping market.
Kim and Kanye bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air last year and did a major redo. Their plan going in was to live in it, but sources connected with the couple tell us ... they've been told they could make millions if they sell it so, like Ellen, they're saying 'Why not?"
But this won't just be a one off. We're told Kim and Kanye enjoyed the renovation process so much they've decided to make it a side business. Their plan is to renovate several houses/estates a year.
As for why they think they have what it takes ... actually, their angle is that they know the best people in various fields of home renovation -- architects, landscapers, interior designers, etc.
As for their living situation ... we're told Kim and Kanye are happy living with Kris Jenner for now. Plenty of space, and a built-in babysitter.
1st Birthday Bash
6/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
North West celebrated her 1st birthday with a pint-sized Coachella bash ... complete with multiple stages for various performers, glow sticks and moccasins ... you get the references, right?
The shindig -- which Kim Kardashian and Kanye West called Kidchella -- was held in Kourtney Kardashian's backyard and it was filled with festival-goers.
Guests were greeted with tie-dyed wrist bands and then roamed the grounds where they entered various booths -- set up like teepees -- and were treated to hair-braiding, face-painting, tie-dyed T-shirts and bandanas.
But wait ... there's more. The 2 stages featured performances by Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner.
And there were Churro stands, snow cones and cotton candy machines.
As for the party favors -- custom Yeezus T-Shirts.
It definitely beats Chuck E. Cheese.
Rolls First Class
6/20/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian's 1-year-old baby is a full-on baller, flying 1st class from NYC to L.A. with nannies, an assistant, Kanye's aunt, a nurse and a security guard ... then whisked off the plane by Delta personnel and escorted home in a chauffeur-driven Porsche Panamera waiting for her on the tarmac.
North West did not fly with her mom or dad. Kanye was in France and flew to Miami. Kim flew to New York with North but then left for France for a day ... so mom and daughter flew back home separately.
And no Ubers for North. She rolled up to JFK in Kanye's Maserati and was greeted by her people.
Sure beats Chuck E. Cheese.
Hey Kanye, No Problemo
You Trashed Me!
6/19/2014 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Annie Leibovitz has decided to address Kanye West's attack on her ... problem is, she wussed out.
You'll recall Kanye trashed Annie for bailing on shooting their wedding right before the vows. Kanye said she was just "afraid of celebrity." A weird comment, since Annie has become world famous for shooting celebs.
So ... Annie's just sent us a long, rambling statement which also contains comments from Kanye -- and it never directly addresses the "afraid of celebrity" comment.
The rep says Kanye was frustrated he couldn't "collaborate with Annie" but he's not blaming her for bailing .... even though his comment sure sounds like blame.
The rep says, "Unbeknownst to Kanye, she was never confirmed." Annie's rep adds, "she would have loved to have taken their wedding portrait and was disappointed it didn't happen."
And get this ... the statement says Annie is responsible for shooting Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover, but she's "not known to shoot weddings." It sounds like she wasn't really into doing it in the first place."
And get this BJ ... Kanye says, "The most-liked Instagram photo of all time, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Oh, I'm sorry for dreaming out loud. Again."
Over Wedding Photo
6/17/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically RUINED his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian ... because they had to spend days fixing the now-famous floral wall wedding pic.
Annie was supposed to shoot the pic but she pulled out entirely the day before the wedding. Kanye says she claimed she was "afraid of celebrity" -- a weird statement because Annie's brand is all about celebrity.
Nonetheless ... the pic was taken but not perfected, and Kanye says he and Kim spent 4 days -- yes, 4 DAYS -- screwing with the pic because the flowers were "off color."
Kanye -- speaking at a conference in Cannes -- says the extra work pissed off Kim during their honeymoon, saying ... "She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much."
The photo ended up being the most popular pic ever on Instagram -- almost 2 million likes and 35,000 comments.
Screw Kanye's Bonnaroo Gig
Check Out My Boobs!
6/14/2014 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye returned to the annual festival last night with his new bride in tow -- and Mrs. West's rack was proudly on display while 80k people watched Yeezus perform.
According to reports ... Kanye stuck to his normal schtick during the gig -- ranting about how he wants to become a timeless icon like Walt Disney and Shakespeare.
With boobs like that, Kim might beat him to it.
Kim & Kanye
Topless Kim Wedding Painting
Wasn't Our Idea
6/6/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's egos DO know a limit, after all -- TMZ has learned they are disavowing any knowledge of a partially nude painting of Kim ... allegedly commissioned for their wedding.
A report from across the pond this week said Kanye had contacted a street artist named Bambi to do a thong-baring painting of Kim entitled "Perfect Bitch" -- which, by the way, looks nothing like her in the face. Bambi nailed the ass though.
But sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... neither of them know ANYTHING about this -- no painting was ever ordered, nor does Kim want one. This should sound familiar ... another artist, Monica Warhol, claimed the same thing last year.
We spoke to Bambi's manager, who's standing by Bambi's story and claims Kim's people should be receiving the artwork any day now.
Look for it in a garbage bin outside their home.
Mrs. West Returns
6/2/2014 5:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With husband Kanye West nowhere in sight, Kim Kardashian returned to the U.S. Sunday following the couple's multi-country wedding/honeymoon extravaganza.
KK signed a few autographs as she made her way through LAX ... accompanied by a gaggle of paps ... who hit KK with a slew of Rob Kardashian early exit wedding questions.
The Kimye wedding/honeymoon international tour stretched across Paris, Florence, Ireland and even Prague.
The honeymoon is over ... now the real work begins.
Lana Del Rey
I Didn't Get a Dime
to Sing at Kimye's Wedding
5/28/2014 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lana Del Rey shot down the ridiculous rumor she scored an insane pay day for singing at Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West ... telling TMZ she did it for nothing.
One report had Lana's fee at a whopping $2.8 million ... but this afternoon at LAX, a very friendly Del Rey told our photog she didn't receive a dime.
Lana also explains WHY she performed gratis, and the good news is -- there's a slim chance she could do the same for you.
Kim & Kanye
1ST KISS ...
5/27/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When in France (or Italy) ... don't French Kiss ... at least, not for your first smooch as man and wife.
Kim just posted a couple of pics from the big event -- including a shot from the moment Kanye was told, "You may kiss the bride" ... and it was closed mouths all the way.
Mrs. West also posted a pic of the happy couple walking down the aisle after tying the knot -- with baby North looking on.
Not Pictured: Rob Kardashian.
Mini Kim & Mini Kanye
We're Just A Lil' Married
5/26/2014 9:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding may have been the biggest ... but we've got the lil'-ist.
Mini Kim and Mini Kanye tied the knot at Beacher's Madhouse Saturday at the MGM Grand in Vegas.
It was star-studded ... Mini Gaga, Mini Britney and Mini Miley all looked on as a mini-preacher officiated. Jeff Beacher was front and center throwing his weight around -- taking on the role of Rob Kardashian.
It wasn't a legally binding ceremony, of course ... it was all for show. Just like Kim and Kanye's.
Watch the video to see how Mini Kanye consummates the wedding.