The rapper is said to “see real superstar potential” in the young star but wants her to forge her own identity.
Kanye West has reportedly advised Kylie Jenner to stop dressing like wife Kim Kardashian.
The ‘All Day’ rapper is a big supporter of his wife’s half-sister and thinks she has great “potential” to become a superstar in her own right – so he told her to “create her own identity” rather than copy Kim’s style.
A source told HollywoodLife.com: “Kanye is Kylie’s biggest supporter and loves the young lady she is becoming. He’s definitely been championing her for years as he sees real superstar potential in Kylie.
“That’s why he felt OK telling her that she needs to stop copying every move Kim makes and create her own identity.”
Kylie – who turns 18 on Monday – paid attention to her brother-in-law’s advice but is said to have admitted she can’t help but be inspired by Kim’s look because she respects her fashion sense so much.
The source added: “Kanye worships Kim and he has told Kylie there can only be one of her. Kylie hears what he’s saying but honestly, (she) doesn’t know where to take her look at this point.
“She’s digging her looks and style and doesn’t really care if she’s stepping on Kim’s toes a little.”
One star who definitely seems to like Kylie’s snaps is newly-single Zayn Malik, who decided to favourite a pic of the star – which she posted on July 31 – showing her in a gorgeous Dolce and Gabbana netted lace rose embroidered dress .
Had he been scrolling down her Twitter feed? We’ve all done it.