On June 15th, 2013, North West was born. TMZ were the first to get their hands on a copy of the birth certificate after it was leaked and announced her name to the world. Considering her mother, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, had previously laughed off calling her daughter North live on the Jay Leno Show, it was quite the surprise. Kris Jenner defended her granddaughter's name on The View, she said, "I love the name North. I'm pro-North! The way (Kim) explained it to me, north means highest power, and North is their highest point together."
Now it's hard to believe she could be known by any other name, as now the 3-year-old mini-diva is internationally recognizable. Whether it's sitting on the front row during Fashion Week, travelling around the globe to watch her dad Kanye West perform, shopping in New York or attending ballet class - there's always a camera close by to capture every moment.
Over these three years, North West has turned into the ultimate diva. After all, this is the kid who had an entire festival "Kidchella" planned for her first birthday, that included a full-size Ferris Wheel, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, performance stage and teepees. Shame she couldn't talk at the time to thank her 100+ guests for coming.
This kind of special attention has allowed North to develop a confident, strong-willed and hilarious personality - she has become the Queen of Shade. Here are the moments when she really had had enough and didn't care about letting everyone around her know it.
15 When She Questioned Beyonce's Fashion Choices
Last year, North landed front row tickets during New York Fashion Week to watch her dad Kanye West's Adidas "Yeezy" show. She took her place on her mother Kim's knee, rubbing shoulders with the A-Listers, as she was sat next to Beyonce, Jay-Z, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Sean "P Diddy" Combs. Although the guest list was impressive, North was not exactly bowled over by Beyonce's super red and fluffy handbag.
The Formation singer later posted a picture to her Instagram with the caption: "Beautiful Princess North", clearly unaware she had just been shaded by a 2-year-old. When it comes to fashion accessories like handbags, North knows her stuff. She's previously been spotted with an expensive collection of her own including a $1,000 mini Louis Vuitton handbag and a $2,000 micro Fendi bag. She is certainly following in her mother's footsteps when it comes to high-end fashion and will only wear the best.
14 When She Hated Kanye's Fashion Collection
Shortly after North had finished shading Queen Bey, she then decided to throw some shade at her father's Yeezy collection for Adidas. It was Kanye's big moment to show off his debut collection to fashion's top players at last year's New York Fashion Week. But North decided to majorly upstage and threw the most epic tantrum right in the middle of the show. The whole event was quite an embarrassment for Kim, as she had no other option but to wrestle her kicking and screaming daughter out the doors.
Some criticized the parents, as Twitter users commented: "Someone get that kid in a park" and "Maybe this proves babies shouldn't be at fashion week?" Another nasty comment came from Elle magazine's writer Anne Slowey who was overheard muttering, 'Couldn't they leave it backstage? Typical celebrity crap. Like I really even care" according to The New York Daily News. Looks like when North grows up - she already has her first enemy.
13 When She Hated Selfies
North is now a pro in front of the camera, but she hasn't always been in love with the idea of having pictures taken whilst being smooched by her mom. The photo was taken just hours after mommy blogger Tova Leigh's post went viral online, explaining in-depth why she was so furious with Kim.
She wrote: "As much as I am ‘team Kim’ (even from before it became popular), I have to be blunt here and say that nothing you do actually empowers the average mother. For one, the average mom doesn’t have time to go to the gym five times a week. She works her ass off all day long and if she manages to do a sad thirty minute workout in her living room on a Tuesday night before crashing at 21:00 pm, she feels like a f***ing rock star."
She added, "You see Kim, after a long day of working, looking after the kids, cooking, doing the laundry, cleaning the house, helping the kids with their homework and walking the dog, this lady does not need to see your glossy face on a magazine and read how you Kim think you are representing her."
Maybe the shade wasn't directed at Kim but at the furious blogger instead?
12 When She Destroyed Kanye's New Album
North was not just unimpressed with her father's fashion but also his music - earlier this year she destroyed an ENTIRE unreleased album. Kanye had every one of his raps and melodies for his upcoming album Life of Pablo saved on his phone, he was about to hit the studio and master all the tracks but North flushed the work down the toilet.
Kim recalled the mortifying moment on the season finale of her sister's talk show, Kocktails with Khloe. She recalls, "Kanye had every single rap in his iPhone before he started really working on ‘Pablo,’ and then North flushed it down the toilet. They could not be retrieved. We sent it to like, four places." A desperate Kanye even tried to pay off an Apple Genius staffer to help salvage his precious beats but had no luck. Kim added, "No Apple Genius was genius enough."
Kanye then had to try and remember the album and raps the best he could. Believe it or not - Kanye didn't even lose his chill with his daughter. Kim revealed, "And he didn’t even get mad. I would at least screamed!"
11 When She Shouted "I Said No Pictures!' At The Paparazzi
It's guaranteed that wherever North goes there will be a frenzy of paparazzi hot on her tail. Can a 3-year-old not have a little privacy guys? She left her car hand-in-hand with her nanny as she walked to her ballet class, looking cute in her tutu the cameras started snapping and she shouted, "I said no pictures!" at the crowds. The paparazzi couldn't stop laughing at probably the most adorable shade they had ever been thrown.
At the time she was wearing a custom-made Balmain jacket that was one of three gifted to her this year, earlier that day Kim shared a picture to her Instagram of her "Little Balmain Ballerina." The adult versions of these jackets come with a price tag starting from $2,500 rising anywhere up to $4,000. Balmain's designer Olivier Rousteing is a close friend to both her parents, so she is often sent mountains of free luxury threads.
10 When She Got Sick Of Kim Taking Pictures Too
When it comes to picture time, North doesn't hold back throwing shade at even her own mother as she strictly told her, "No pictures!" In a post Kim published on Instagram, she can be heard asking her daughter what's wrong with her and North replies that she doesn't want any pictures taken. As she's wrapped up in a huge fur blanket, it's obviously way past her nap time as she's very grouchy.
North probably has her dad's patience when it comes to photographers and that's zero. In 2014, he was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to carry out 50 hours community service following a brawl with one paparazzi two years earlier. The rapper pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft, but pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery charge according to Rolling Stone magazine. Kanye addressed the photographer in court saying, "What you're trying to do is get me in trouble, so I step out and have to pay you like $250,00o." Hopefully when she's a lot older, North will have control over her own temper.
9 When She Hated The Interviewer
Living life on the red carpet isn't all it's cracked up to be; quite often stars are asked the same repetitive questions time after time again. Celebrities are well trained in how to deal with the press, they act polite and happy but 3-year-olds tend to be a bit more obvious about their true feelings.
North's shady faces have now become so world famous that Kim has released a series of Kimojis (her own version of downloadable emojis) featuring her funny expressions. You can download North sticking out her tongue, or throwing shade in her tutu and even her saying no to the paparazzi.
The app costs $1.99 from the Apple Store and took the world by storm. New York Post reported that during it's initial launch, at the peak time more than 9,000 people were buying the app every second (that's right - every...second!) and at that rate Kim was grossing over $1,000,000 per minute. North better get her cut of the cash for using her likeness.
8 When She Got Real Serious With Penelope
North West and her cousin Penelope Disick are like two peas in a pod. The BFF's are two of the most photogenic toddlers on the planet and know how to work a camera. However, sometimes North can get frustrated with Penelope as she blocks her way and throws some serious shade her way. This was just a one off episode as the two are actually closer than their mom's Kim and Kourtney.
The pair melted the hearts of fans from around the world thanks to their adorable dress-up moments. They have rocked matching skunk costumes, appeared as Frozen's Elsa and Anna for a birthday party, teamed up in mermaid outfits and even had matching bandaids when they got hurt. In a cute Instagram snap Kim posted, the two had covered up cuts on their legs and Kim wrote: "These wild ladies always help each other when they have boo boo’s."
Personally we can't wait for "North and Penelope Take New York" twenty years from now.
7 When She Didn't Like Kim's Blonde Hair
Earlier this year, Kim dyed her hair platinum blonde and looked completely different. So different that either North didn't recognize her or she threw her mom some serious shade as she looked away in complete disgust. During Paris Fashion Week 2015, Kim stepped out and the world gasp at just how different she looked. She wrote on her website: "I love pairing the blonde hair with bronze, glowing skin."
Now Kim is ready to tackle her next hair makeover - North's baby curls. In a hilarious Snapchat, where she face swapped with her daughter, Kim laughed, "You look like a little Armenian girl! You look like me before I lasered off my baby hairs!"
In a post on her website she wrote, "I lasered my baby hairs off years ago because my forehead had all these little baby hairs, and I would always break out because of them. I also lasered my neck because I had such a hairy neck. Every photographer would Photoshop them out anyway, and I thought I looked better without the baby hairs." Run, North! Kim is coming with the laser!
6 When She Wasn't Impressed With Her Ride
Princess North is not accustomed to riding around in a tiny stroller - she lives the high life, regularly travelling with her family in their very own private jet. Khloe Kardashian shared a cute video of her and North playing around on their private jet as they travelled home together to Los Angeles. The landing was quite bumpy and the pair threw their hands in the air screaming like they were on a theme park ride.
What should have been an adorable moment for the pair turned into another backlash on social media for Khloe. People online complained that it appeared North's seatbelt was not fastened (the buckle could be seen clearly hanging behind her) and she wasn't properly strapped in during the landing. Khloe posted a second video of her and North with the caption: "Chill out people. She's in a booster car seat. I can hear you already! Worry about your own s**t. We good over here. TRUST."
5 When She Fell Asleep During Baby Shopping
It was a moment to cherish for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, they were baby shopping for their unborn daughter in L.A. picking out everything from cots to curtains. The new parents invited along Kanye, Kim and North - but it was clear only Kim really gave a damn. North shaded the whole day; she gave up, laid down on a sofa and treated herself to a nap. With Kanye by her side her doing exactly the same thing it's clear where she gets it from.
Kim posted the snap to her Instagram with the caption: "So today we went baby shopping with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. Kanye and North were a little too quiet. We found them passed out in the middle of the store." North will probably be more interested in baby Luna when she's older and the two can enjoy play dates together.
4 When Her Personal Space Was Invaded
North West knows her own personal space and she was clearly unimpressed when this unknown woman invaded it. Sure you can coo over any basic babies Balmain jacket - but this is Princess Nori.
North is used to being mobbed by hundreds, as she experienced early 2015 when her she took a trip to an Armenian Church in Jerusalem. Along with her big Aunty Khloe, when the family arrived at Saint James Cathedral they were mobbed by fans in what could only be described as complete mayhem. North clutched onto Kim as she attempted to make her way through the crowds of screaming fans.
North is fifth-generation Armenian, as her grandfather Robert Kardashian was third-generation. Kim told Time magazine about life growing up as part of an Armenian household revealing, "When we grew up, all my father did was talk about our heritage. It was such a big part of our life. We'd eat Armenian food, we would listen to stories - my dad was really outspoken about our history."
3 When Even Balloon Animals Failed To Impress Her
For Penelope's third birthday party, the whole family took a trip to Disneyland. North enjoyed rides, candy and even having her face painted to look like Minnie Mouse - the day was going great until one of the park entertainers handed her a balloon animal. North was so unimpressed; she shot the shadiest look at the staffer and quickly moved away.
Kim was five months pregnant with her second child, son Saint West, but she covered up in an oversized Yeezy t-shirt. Kim revealed on her sister's talk show, Kocktails with Khloe, North hated her breastfeeding so much that she had to stop. She revealed, "She would cry so much and try to pull him off me. She was so jealous she took her little milk box and put it in my bra with the straw sticking out and she wanted to drink while he was drinking."
She added, "This week she goes to me 'Mommy I'm not mad anymore, you can feed baby brother I won't cry' and I was like 'look honey, the milk is all dried up.'" At least know we know who makes the rules in that household.
2 When Her Nap Was Interrupted
North has developed such a strong personality, she knows what she likes and what she doesn't like - and that's being woken from her naptime. These waiting photographers discovered that if you do wake Princess Nori then expect to have some major shade thrown your way.
Even as a newborn, North had opinions of her own as a source told E! Online, "Boy is she making herself known in the house. She has these big eyes that just open wide and look around like, ‘I want to say something!' She wants to talk so badly and she can't so she makes these big expressions with her eyes."
Her aunty Khloe also noticed that North was strong-willed from such an early age. She told Cosmopolitan magazine, "North is only five-and-a-half months old but you can see she has opinions and a strong personality already." She added, "I’m kind of nervous to see what she’s like when she’s older. But I think she’ll be incredibly confident because Kim and Kanye are."
1 When She Threw Shade At Kim's Singing
The greatest (and funniest) time North West threw some major shade was when Kim started to sing in the car. She has already become a hugely popular figure on Kim's Snapchat and this hilarious moment proves why.
When she was just 2-years-old, mom Kim broke out into song as she was in the passenger seat next to Kanye. North, who was sitting in the back, gave her such a deadly stare that if looks could kill then Kim would be out cold. Kim joked around telling North her looks hadn't gone unnoticed as she cooed, "I see you there."
This wasn't the only time North's shade has been caught on the video sharing app. Earlier this year, she dissed a song by Ariana Grande as Kim played the hit One Last Time in the car and asked her daughter, "Northie, do you like this song?" North simple shot her an unimpressed look and Kim captioned the video: "The shade..."