Kim Kardashian is pulled over for speeding. (X17online.com)
The California Highway Patrol confirms that Kim Kardashian was pulled over for speeding in her black Rolls-Royce in L.A. on Tuesday afternoon. Several paparazzi cars were trailing the 33-year-old at the time, and the driver of one of those vehicles was stopped as well.
Both Kim and the photographer were cited for speeding and released, although there could be an investigation as to whether the photographer cited was harassing Kim, TMZ reports.
The reality celebrates her birthday last month. (Getty Images)
The website claims that some of the photogs abandoned their vehicles in the middle of the freeway in an attempt to get a shot of the reality star being ticketed and, in the process, caused a traffic jam.
A rep for Kim declined to comment.
Kardashian and her fiancé Kanye West were already paparazzi magnets on their own, even before they got together in April 2012, and interest in them has only increased since the birth of their baby girl, North West, this past June.
Although the new mom built her empire by enticing the paps to follow her every move and constantly sharing her life by posting selfies and tweets, she has been less happy to encounter photographers lately. In an October episode of her family's show, Kim, who was still pregnant when the show was filmed, complained about being followed. Her younger sister Khloé went as far as comparing her to the late Princess Diana, whose died in a 1997 crash after a car chase with the paparazzi.
Both Kim and Kanye have vowed to keep their daughter out of the spotlight, and West himself has long had an adversarial relationship with the paps. Earlier this month, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges of battery and attempted grand theft following an altercation he had with paparazzo Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport on July 19. In the caught-on-camera incident, the rapper is seen wrestling Ramos to the ground after he and fellow photogs refuse to stop taking his photo. The criminal case resumes on Jan. 23. Ramos has also filed a civil lawsuit against West.
Somehow we don't think this will be the last of their run-ins with the paparazzi.
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