Kanye Gave Kim An Extremely Expensive, Extremely Hideous Handbag For Christmas

Kanye West Kim Kardashian shopping with handpainted handbag Los Angeles December 2013

What does a guy who thinks he’s a deity get his fiancee who already has everything (including a baby with flawless eyebrows) for Christmas? He gets her a very expensive handbag, of course. That’s a given. But the deity we’re talking about here is Kanye West, and the fiancee is Kim Kardashian. You can’t just hand Kim Kardashian any old Hermes handbag and expect her to get excited. “Oh, you shouldn’t have,” she’ll say. “No, you really shouldn’t have. I already have fifteen of them.” And then she’ll just toss it onto her Hermes handbag pile, right next to her pile of couch dresses and her rack of side-cleavage frocks.

So obviously the Hermes Birkin bag (yes, the one Samantha Jones wanted on Sex and the City) Kanye got Kim came with a little something extra — a hideous painting. The image was hand-painted by artist George Condo, who worked with Kanye on one of his albums. As you can see, it’s a classic scene of nude women having an orgy with a green goblin monster and a Picasso rip-off. You wouldn’t understand. But something tells me James Franco would. No offense to Mr. Condo, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if I’d read that Kanye painted this himself. Take a closer look below, courtesy of Kim’s Instagram.

Perhaps the most offensive aspect of this whole gift? The price tag. The Mirror reports that the bag is worth around $16,000, and a work by Condo recently sold for $1.3 million. Really? I don’t want to be one of those “My kid could paint that!” types of people… but my kid could paint that. And keep in mind that I don’t even have a kid. Of course, knowing Kanye, he might not have even had to pay for it at all.

Kim showed the bag off yesterday while out and about in Los Angeles. I’m gonna go ahead and assume the only reason she’s holding it is because Kanye is right there. I’m sure as soon as she gets home she’ll take out all its contents — probably just a wallet full of photos of herself and a hand mirror — and put them in a different bag.

(Lead Photo: WENN.com)

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    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Bound 3.

    • http://maitribathbody.com/ Maitri

      I just threw up in my mouth a little.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        You and me both.

    • Lia Beck

      Holy cow it’s so much worse than I expected.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        There’s no way to fully prepare for it.

    • guest

      “You wouldn’t understand.” UGH, condescending, ugh.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Ugh, sarcasm, ugh.

    • Ana

      Maybe Kanye invented leather jogging pants (not), but he surely knows nothing about proportions. This bag is not just ugly, but way to big for a short person like Kim, just saying…

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    • Heidi

      Okay, ignorant people at crushable, this is NOT Birkin, this is a HAC, aka Haut á Courroies bag. Goggle it, you’ll see the difference between the Birkin and the HAC. You’re welcome.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Well, tell that to Kim Kardashian, because she says it’s a Birkin.