Skip to main content

On the season 18 premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, a lot of tension from the previous season came to physical blows. Kim Kardashian-West and Kourtney Kardashian slapped each other, cursed, and screamed over a subject that has plagued working mothers around the world: work ethic. 

Kourtney’s issues with the show

Last season, Kardashian took a step back from show appearances. There is no confirmation that she is quitting the show but she has spoken previously about her unhappiness with being a working mother. While she doesn’t want to give up her work, she has expressed that it’s more important to her to spend time with her three children. 

This led to Kardashian West talking about Kardashian’s attitude on the show last season. The sisters built tension over who was working the hardest and Kardashian’s decisions to take a step back. Kardashian wants to spend more time with her children. Kardashian West took that as a slight because she has four young kids and works as well. 

Kourtney was defending her choices

Kourtney Kardashian in front of a blurred green background
Kourtney Kardashian | Getty Images

While they fought, Kardashian stood up for her choices and how she was considering being a stay-at-home mother. She says to her younger sister: “Honestly you have to change the narrative in your mind.” 

This is what seems to set Kardashian West off and they both start slapping and hitting each other. Kardashian West says that Kardashian doesn’t show up as much as she does. She talks about Kylie Jenner and how she couldn’t walk in the fashion show because she was sick due to a chronic illness. Kardashian West says: “If I was on my deathbed, I would show up.”

During the fight between sisters, Khloe Kardashian tries to break them apart. She goes so far as to get between them and actually tries to pull them away from each other but it’s no use.

Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian got riled up and didn’t stop. Khloe Kardashian reminds them that her daughter is asleep in the next room but even that doesn’t stop them. The two sisters yell, curse, and Kourtney Kardashian scratches Kardashian West deep enough to draw blood. 

Kim’s working mom philosophy

Kardashian West has four young children with husband Kanye West. Their relationship and family are iconic and constantly in the spotlight, and not only because of the reality show. Kardashian West appears to see herself as the star and the person who keeps the show going, even though her sisters have their own successful business ventures, relationships, and families of their own. 

Even during quarantine, the aspiring lawyer is still working and posting content. She recently did a video that appeared on her Instagram page that walks the viewer through her “work at home beauty routine.”

She talks about how organized she is and how this allows her to continue being successful. She also says she’s done with children, although husband West thinks differently. She believes four is busy enough. He wants to expand their brood to seven.

Kim and Kourtney are embarrassed

The fight happened near the end of the show, so viewers will have to tune in to see how it all turns out. However, Cosmopolitan revealed that a source told them, 

“The sisters are embarrassed of the fight, but since they signed up to do the show, they promised to show their real life,” says a source. 

Cosmopolitan’s source implies that the sisters are on good terms. In the same article, Kardashian West says “we’re going through it.” With all the tension that went on last season and all the drama with Tristan Thompson (Khloe Kardashian’s ex), season 18 could be in for a lot more fights, hopefully with less blood drawn.

As for Kourtney Kardashian, she’s still figuring it out too and since there is no confirmation to rumors that she might be done with the show, viewers will have to tune in to see what happens next.