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Kim Kardashian to Caitlyn Jenner: “Don’t Bash Us on Your Way Up”

Kim Kardashian to Caitlyn Jenner: "Don't Bash Us on Your Way Up"
Kim Kardashian tells Caitlyn Jenner "don't bash us on your way up" during a tense confrontation on I Am Cait.

Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself to the world on the July cover of Vanity Fair, and while the woman formerly known as Bruce has had to contend with backlash from the article, she likely never thought her own family would come out swinging.

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In a new trailer for E!'s eight-episode docuseries I Am Cait, Jenner, 65, realizes just how her stepdaughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian are grappling with her transition. "Khloe was upset. She didn't like the Vanity Fair article," Jenner tells a friend in the sneak preview video. Her pal's candid response? "Well, you better get your armor on and your helmets and get ready."

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Kim, 34, has been one of Jenner's most vocal supporters during her transition, but she wasn't shy about calling out her stepparent's behavior. "You look amazing, it's your time — but you don't have to bash us on your way up," Kardashian says in the I Am Cait teaser, without elaborating on her major gripe.

Interviewed for VF by Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger, Jenner said she knew her participation in a reality series would ruffle feathers. "'Oh, she's doing a stupid reality show. She's doing it for the money. She's doing this, she's doing that.' I'm not doing it for money," Jenner insisted. "I'm doing it to help my soul and help other people. If I can make a dollar, I certainly am not stupid. [I have] house payments and all that kind of stuff. I will never make an excuse for something like that. Yeah, this is a business..[but] you don't go out and change your gender for a television show."

Khloe and Kim aren't the only members of Jenner's family slowly coming to terms with her transition. On I Am Cait's July 26 premiere, Jenner's daughter Kylie met her for the first time — while drugged up at the dentist! "I don't want to scare you," Caitlyn said. Kylie replied, "You're not scaring me, you look pretty!"

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The episode also featured Jenner's first meeting with Kim’s husband Kanye West. During a visit to Jenner's Malibu home, West was quick to praise the former Olympian for pushing boundaries. "I think this is one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings that are so controlled by perception," Kanye said. "You couldn't have been up against more."

I Am Cait airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on E!.

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