Jay Z turns down Kanye West's best man offer... not into the public wedding thing

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Kanye West has asked best pal Jay Z to accept the honour of best man, but the 44-year-old artist has turned down the offer according to reports.

Jay Z initially agreed to be best man but changed his mind when word got out the whole spectacle could be sold to E! for a special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

A source apparently close to Beyonce and Jay Z told Perez Hilton that Jay Z agreed on the understanding that there would be no reality TV cameras there to film him, his wife Beyonce and their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

"The thought of popping up in KUWTK [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] mortifies Beyonce," says the source.


"She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn't prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion."

It's been reported that a television deal is already in the works, with E! desperate to gain exclusive rights to the wedding.

E! are so anxious to seal the deal, according to more close "sources", that they are willing to pay millions for it which could include paying for the wedding itself.

Although the 33-year-old reality television star told Ryan Seacrest in an interview in February she would like a smaller, more intimate wedding it would be out of character for the wedding to be kept private.

It will be Kim Kardashian's third marriage, and her second wedding to be broadcast by E!.

The reality star's marriage to Kris Humphries in 2011 was broadcast as a two-part special, involving the preparations for the big day and the ceremony itself.

The marriage, widely regarded as a publicity stunt, was short lived: Kardashian called it off after just 72 days due to "irreconcilable differences".

If Jay Z won't be best man because of television cameras, does that mean his family won't make an appearance at the wedding at all? It doesn't seem like a huge leap, but we won't know until the next source close to the couple leaks more juicy details.

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