Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian a hologram of her late father Robert Kardashian for her birthday

Kanye West surprised his wife Kim and her siblings with a touching hologram of their late father, Robert Kardashian

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp
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If there was a special award ceremony for the best sentimental gift givings, Kanye West would clean up. The rapper surprised his wife, Kim Kardashian West, with a hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian, for her 40th birthday. 

Just when we though Kim's birthday celebrations couldn't be anymore extravagant - the reality star made headlines for flying her 'inner circle' out to a private island on a jumbo jet - she shared the special present she received from her husband and father of her four children. And while we always knew a gift from Kanye would be grand, we didn't quit expect this. 

Sharing moment with her fans, Kim took to Instagram where she explained that she had received a touching "hologram from heaven" of her father, wishing her a happy birthday and sharing kind words about not only her but the rest of the family. 

Posting a video of the lifelike hologram, she wrote in the caption:  "For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨ It is so lifelike and we watched it over and over, filled with lots so tears and emotion. I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together. Thank you so much Kanye for this memory that will last a lifetime ✨."

In the video, Robert, who passed away in 2003 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, recalls memories from Kim's childhood and tells her how proud he is of her becoming a lawyer and being "the most amazing mother" to her children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm.  

The clip comes just days after Kim faced backlash for her lavish birthday celebrations on a private island she had rented for her friends and family, despite the current pandemic. Sharing photos of the trip, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian star said: "After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time."

She continued: "We danced, rode bikes, swam near whales, kayaked, watched a movie on the beach and so much more. I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is."

It didn't take long before people lashed out at her, calling her message tone deaf and criticising her choice to gather a large group of people during a global pandemic.

Sagal Mohammed

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.