Kim Kardashian reveals truth about controversial Instagram snap

Kim Kardashian's toddler daughter North West is no stranger to the limelight, but she was left out of the action yesterday when her mum cropped her out of a picture before sharing it online.

The reality star was criticised for posting a mum-and-daughter picture featuring only, well… mum. Her followers were quick to notice that Kim had chosen to include a blank black wall in her photo rather than the rest of North's face. Awkward.

Now though, Kim has addressed the controversy, saying she was totally in the right to crop little North out of the snap.

The 33-year-old took to Twitter yesterday to say that the reason she'd chosen to only include herself in the picture was because North's eyes were closed, but Kim still loved her own pose.

"Wait, is this really news that I posted a selfie and cropped my daughter out? LOL," she wrote. "Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!" 

We've all been there, to be fair, but we're still not sure that's a legitimate reason to crop an adorable toddler like North out of a picture!

At least the little cutie did get to show off her cool outfit in a couple of Kim's other snaps from the same outing – we love this one of North with her cousins Mason and Penelope and pal Zeplin Black:

What a crew!