When you get to be as wealthy as Kim Kardashian (maybe not Kanye West at the moment), you learn where to land freebies so that you can continue being that wealthy.
After learning that her young sisters, Kylie and Kendall Jenner were given a free $ 50 million villa in return for bikini-filled Instagrams thanking Airbnb for the hook-up, Kardashian got to thinking that she could do the same thing.
Kardashian, who made $ 45 million from her mobile app game, is working with the rental company to secure a luxurious apartment in New York City for a few months this fall.
“The plan would be for Kimye to live there for a few months for free, and Kim will post on social media about the apartment, like her sisters did from Turks and Caicos,” a source told Page Six.
“Airbnb would pick up the tab for the rent.”
The apartment, estimated to be worth $ 30 million, would be West’s base when he kicks off her Saint Pablo tour August 25th. He and Kardashian also wanted to attend fashion week.
Though West does already have an apartment in the city, it’s not big enough for his family.
“It’s only a one-bedroom, and it is smaller than Kim’s closet in LA,” a source told the column.
“He’s grown out of it, plus they need more space for the family.”
The problem is that the West name isn’t exactly valuable these days.
“Not many of these sellers want to rent to Kimye, as having their names, and Airbnb, attached to such a luxury property won’t help a sale,” a source explained.
“It isn’t attractive to high-end buyers. Plus, Airbnb is only offering a little more than $ 150,000 for the entire stay, when most of these places rent for [more than] $ 100K a month.”
It’s believed that Kardashian and West will come to some sort of agreement with Airbnb, regardless of whether they get this particular place, or something less expensive.
Meanwhile, the rest of us are sweating over a $ 300/night hotel room. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!