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The Ultimate Guide to Kanye West’s Daughter, North West

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North West, the eldest daughter of rapper and fashion designer Kanye West and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, is making waves in the entertainment industry at just 10 years old.

With her parents’ fame, talent, and style flowing through her veins, North has already become one of the most influential kids in Hollywood. She was born on June 15, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. Following her birth, Kanye told the New York Times that he would do anything “to protect my child or my child’s mother,” later adding, “this is my baby, this isn’t America’s baby.”

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According to Kris Jenner, North’s grandmother, her unusual name has a “sweet” significance. “The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power and she says that North is their highest point together,” she explained on The View.

She has three younger siblings: Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at North West and the various ways she is leaving her mark on the world. From her budding passion for basketball and art to her homage to her famous dad, here’s everything to know about Kanye West’s daughter, North West.

A Fashion Icon in the Making

The Ultimate Guide to Kanye West’s Daughter, North West
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North West has undoubtedly inherited her parents’ impeccable sense of style. Despite her young age, she already has a unique fashion taste that sets her apart. Often seen accompanying her parents to high-profile events, North has graced the red carpet a Paris Fashion Week, the Met Gala, and the Grammy Awards.

She’s Blunt and a Critic

With discerning tastes in high fashion comes a set of demands, and pleasing North is no simple task. The pre-teen proves to be a formidable critic, as Kim candidly expressed feeling intimidated by her daughter’s blunt honesty.

In an episode of The Kardashians, North shared her honest opinion about Kim Kardashian’s 2023 Met Gala dress, which was custom-made by Schiaparelli and featured over 50,000 freshwater pearls.

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During a fitting with Schiaparelli creative director Daniel Roseberry, North bluntly expressed her opinions on the full-length gown, leaving Kim scrambling to defend the elaborate and expensive design.

“It’s looking like beachy… it’s, like, the diamonds ruin it,” she commented. North even suggested that her mother could look “a little better” and that the pearls look like they were gotten “from the dollar store.”

She Lives Like An Only Child 

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Chicago West, Kim Kardashian and North West are seen at the American Dream Mall on July 12, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

North West is the most popular of Kim and Kanye’s four children and often hugs the spotlight with her outspoken personality that closely imitates her dad’s. In a recent episode of The Kardashians, Kim shared that North sometimes behaves as if she’s an only child.

“I feel like North is like, lives her life like an only child, does her thing,” she explained in a confessional. “Then the two little ones are a year apart so they’re like twins almost and they’re always together. So Saint loves the little ones, would love North if she would hang out with him, but she won’t.”

Style Icon in the Making

North West’s fashion choices have earned a reputation as a style icon. Despite being the daughter of two fashion-forward parents, North proudly declares herself as her own fashion inspiration.

Designing and Collaborating

North’s creativity extends to designing her clothes and accessories. She has been seen wearing custom-made outfits, such as a pink cowboy ensemble she wore to her father’s Donda listening event in Atalanta in 2021. Additionally, she collaborated with her mother on a children’s clothing line for SKIMS, which launched in November 2021.

A Budding Music Maven


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Inheriting her father’s musical genes, Nort displayed a passion for performing. In an exclusive interview with i-D, she revealed her love for singing, stating that performing is her favorite thing to do. She made her vocal debut at her father’s Yeezy show during Paris Fashion Week, captivating the audience with her rendition of “What are those, these are clothes.”

A Talented Artist

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In addition to her musical and fashion endeavors, North West has also displayed her artistic talent. She gained attention for her painting skills when her mother shared a landscape painting she created on Instagram and defended it from skeptics who doubted its authenticity. The painting was reportedly inspired by Bob Ross and done under the guidance of an art teacher.

A Playful and Confident Personality

North West’s personality shines through her playful and confident demeanor. She is not afraid to speak her mind, whether it’s rating outfits or calling out the paparazzi.

While attending Paris Fashion Week In July 2022, North held up a handwritten “Stop” sign aimed at photographers who were snapping her photo during the show. “North I guess had it with the people taking pictures of her so she wrote on her invite STOP and held it up and wanted them to just focus on the show,” Kim explained on social media.

A Rising Star in Music

One of North West’s most notable talents is her passion for music. She has shown her skills as a rapper, singer, and performer, following in the footsteps of her father. North made her debut as a rapper on her father’s collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign, Vultures, which was released on February 9. Her verse on the track “Talking  (North Interlude)” received widespread acclaim and showcased her confidence and burgeoning star power. 

North has also showcased her singing abilities at her father’s Sunday Service events. She used to take the microphone and lead the choir in gospel songs.

She’s one of the youngest artists to debut on the Billboard Hot 100

On February 20, North became one of the youngest artists to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 when her featured track “Talking” debuted at No. 30 on the chart. The achievement placed her in a group of young talents, including Blue Ivy Carter, who charted at the age of 7. In 2019, she was featured on Beyoncé, SAINt JHN, and Wizkid’s “Brown Skin Girl.”

She’s Her Father’s Biggest Fan  

North West Dresses Up as Kanye West’s Dropout Bear for Halloween

North often pays homage to her father’s career by creating some of his most iconic looks. In 2023 she went viral for dressing up as the iconic Dropout Bear from his 2007 album cover, Graduation for Halloween. 

Also, in 2022, she was photographed wearing her dad’s famed Pastelle varsity jacket to Paris Fashion Week.

She Loves Basketball 

Speaking about her hobbies, North described her love for basketball as a “lifestyle.” She also expressed her interest in art as well as “going shopping for people.”

Ambitions and Future Plans

Despite her young age, North West has already expressed her ambitions for the future. During her Intposted by her mother on TikTok in October 2021, North revealed her aspirations to take over her parents’ businesses. She expressed her desire to become the CEO of SKIMS and Yeezy, as well as pursue a career as a rapper and singer. North’s drive and determination are evident, and it will be exciting to see how she continues to shape her path in the entertainment industry.

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