French is featured in the current season of Keeping up with the Kardashians as Khloe’s boyfriend and he’s paid well as a member of the cast.
“The way that the Kardashians’ (show) is set up is very unusual. It’s the only show that I know of where a producer can say, ‘Here’s the cast and this is what they’re getting paid,’ ” a source tells CONFIDENTIAL.
The source continues, “Usually to add a cast member to a show, you’d have to fire a cast member to keep the budget balanced. But in this case, Kris just offered French Montana a check to be in the show.”
However, the other producers don’t think he’s worth the money. The source added, “He’s expensive, and some people at E! just don’t think he’s worth the money. I’ve heard execs moaning about it, saying, ‘We’re just paying so much for him!’ ”
French recently admitted of being on the show, “Me just being a part of her life, they recorded me and asked me for my permission to air my footage out, and they wanted to give me a check to do it, give me a contract, make me a part of it.”
Previously, it was reported by multiple sources that French is using Khloe for money and fame. Which he readily admitted when asked. And Khloe admitted she knows too… she “just doesn’t care.”
UPDATE 8/28/14: Kris Jenner is reportedly planning on managing French. “Kris is planning on helping French with his management, the same as she did with Lamar Odom,” a source told Life & Style. “He’s excited about it and is looking forward to working with her.” The source added, “Kris really likes French and is happy to help out.”