The Wests got the royal treatment, interestingly, when they touched down in Armenia with police escorts and a welcome usually reserved for dignitaries. See the fanfare inside and get the lowdown on the new installment of “LAHH Atlanta.”
The Wests (along with the rest of the Kardashian clan) touched down in Yerevan, Armenia yesterday and they received a welcome usually reserved for royalty and visiting dignitaries.
Once North let got of her “Frozen” suitcase (above) after grabbing their connecting flight from Paris, the family got the royal welcome including women in traditional Armenian dress offering bread and salt (a traditional greeting for dignitaries).
After their arrival, the family dined at a local restaurant (below – Kim autographs the restaurant’s wall) then checked into a Marriott hotel.
Now…we’ve learned why the Wests/Kardashians could be considered dignitaries or at best ambassadors. The timing of the family trip to the homeland (Robert Kardashian was Armenian), conveniently coincides with the 100th anniversary of mass killings of Armenians in 1915. Many call the event a mass genocide.
According to NBC NEWS, the mass killings were conducted by Ottoman soldiers in World War One. While Muslim Turkey accepts many Christian Armenians died during the fighting beginning in 1915, they have historically denied that up to 1.5 million were killed and that it amounted to genocide.
So it seems Kim brought her new family…and the cameras…along for another E! channel funded trip.
By traveling during this “anniversary,” it calls attention to this important facet Armenian history. And since it has folks talking…are the Wests finally using their massive public following for a good cause?
On Instagram, Kim wrote “Armenia we are here!!!!! We are so grateful to be here & start this journey of a lifetime! Thank you to everyone who greeted us! I can’t wait to explore our country and have some yummy food!”
The fam trekked it to dinner and North killed us with cuteness as she left the restaurant with daddy ‘Ye.
In other reality tv news:
VH1’s guilty pleasure “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” is back for another jaw-dropping season set to begin Monday, April 20th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. And it looks like Joseline is back with a new wig.
If you’re wondering what’s in store, here’s VH1’s verbal tease…
After enduring a rocky year in her personal and professional life, Joseline Hernandez is making time for herself and focusing on self-reflection. However, the challenges are far from over as she is faced with having to support Stevie J while he works to rebuild his music career and leave life in the fast lane behind to avoid jail time.
After her tumultuous breakup with Nikko, Mimi Faust is ready to redeem her career and her personal life. Her company MF Management recently gained two new rap artists Jessica “Dimepiece” and Tiffany Foxx. As Mimi tries to represent both women, she will get caught in a fierce rivalry between these two tough and opinionated artists determined to stay at the top.
Since his separation with Mimi, Nikko has reunited with his secret wife Margeaux. However, she is struggling to forgive her estranged husband for his relationship with Mimi Faust. Nikko, on the other hand, is finding it hard to stay away from Mimi.
Karlie Redd is a triple threat- actress/ business woman/ and recording artist- and is feeling on top of the world right now. She is all about her business, proudly “married to her checks” and over her relationship with Yung Joc.
Rasheeda & Kirk Frost’s relationship seems to be back on the right track after an emotional year but when a sexy new female artist named Ashley Nicole comes on the scene, will Kirk resort to his old “I do me” ways?
Lil Scrappy is officially out of the dog house with his girlfriend Bambi and is focusing on proving himself as an artist. But the calm is short-lived as drama heats up between him and Erica Dixon as they battle over support for their daughter. Meanwhile, Momma Dee is wrapped up in her own love story as she reunites with her ex-husband Ernest, who has spent the last 7 years in prison.
A very pregnant Kalenna is ready to pop out her new album and her new baby in the next few months! However, she is plagued with anxiety as she and Tony struggle with their finances. When Tony decides to invest their savings into a night club, putting her music career on the backburner, will Kalenna be forced to choose between her marriage and her career?
Yung Joc is rebounding well after his break up with Karlie Redd. Now working on his music career, Joc has his hands full as he works to provide for his children and their mothers without losing his current girlfriend Khadiyah.
Are you still watching the foolery?
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