Kim Kardashian Calls Out Critics Who Claim North West’s Impressive Oil Painting Is Fake

If your dad were Kanye West, you’d be hella talented too, don’t you think?

In internet drama I did not see coming, Kim Kardashian (opens in new tab) is currently beefing with…well, everyone who’s coming for North West’s recent artistic endeavor. ICYMI, yesterday, Kim posted an Instagram Story of a painting North completed and captioned it, “My little artist North.” The painting in question:

Unable to comprehend that North West—the oldest daughter of millionaires Kim Kardashian and Kanye West—would be able to receive quality painting lessons (probs valued @ more than a year’s worth of my rent), people on the internet (opens in new tab) spent the day speculating whether North even painted the picture in the first place.

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But Kim is not here for it, and in her Instagram Stories, she had a very clear message for her daughter’s critics. She wrote:

“DON’T PLAY WITH ME WHEN IT COMES TO MY CHILDREN!!!

“My daughter and her best friend have been taking a serious oil painting class where their talents and creativity are being encouraged and nurtured. North worked incredibly hard on her painting, which took several weeks to complete. As a proud mom, I wanted to share her work with everyone. I’m seeing op-ed pieces in the media and social media from grown adults breaking down whether or not my child actually painted this! How dare you see children doing awesome things and then try to accuse them of NOT being awesome!?!?! Please stop embarrassing yourselves with the negativity and allow every child to be GREAT!!!

“NORTH WEST PAINTED THAT PERIOTDDDDDABCDEFGZFDT!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!”

So, uh, now that Kim has spoken in defense of her North’s Picasso/Van Gogh/Bob Ross–level artistic abilities—which are completely feasible considering Kim has more than enough money to invest in her daughter’s interests—let’s move past this, shall we?

Starr Bowenbank is the assistant news editor who writes about all things pertaining to news, pop culture, and entertainment—you can follow her here. Writing aside, she loves singing literally everywhere, dancing in the street, hanging out in the East Village every chance she gets, and making her dreams come true.