Kanye West buys Kim Kardashian a hologram of her late dad for her 40th

Watch: Kanye West buys Kim Kardashian a hologram of her dead father Robert Kardashian

Kim Kardashian has thanked hubby Kanye West for giving her a “surprise from heaven” for her 40th birthday, a hologram of her late dad.

The US star’s lawyer father Robert Kardashian died in 2003 after a battle with esophageal cancer, and Kim has often spoken about how much she misses him.

To surprise her on her big birthday, West splashed out on a hologram that delivered a special birthday message.

Sharing a clip on Twitter, Kim said it was “the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime”.

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“For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime,” she wrote.

“A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. It is so lifelike!

“We watched it over and over, filled with emotion.”

She went on: “I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together.

“Thank you so much Kanye for this memory that will last a lifetime.”

The hologram wishes Kim a Happy Birthday, then continues: “You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl.

“I watch over you and your sisters and brother and the kids every day. Sometimes I drop hints that I'm around.”

As the song Who Put The Bomp plays, the hologram dances around and says: “Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes every day and we would listen to this song together.”

Robert Kardashian, O.J. Simpson's friend and associate, waits outside the grand jury room, Aug. 31, 1994, in Los Angeles. Kardashian has been subpoenaed by the grand jury to give testimony regarding the murder case against the former NFL star. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Robert Kardashian (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

It goes on: “I am so proud of the woman you have become, Kimberly, and all that you've accomplished. All of your hard work, all of the businesses you have built are incredible.”

It also praises Kim for embracing her Armenian heritage and for striving to follow in her father’s footsteps by becoming a lawyer.

“It's a long and a hard road, but it's worth it,” says the hologram of Kardashian, who was one of OJ Simpson’s lawyers. “And I am with you every step of the way.”

And it seems rapper West couldn’t resist a little nod to himself, as the hologram continues: “But the most beautiful thing that I have witnessed is watching you grow your family. You married the most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world, Kanye West.

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"You are the most, most, most, most amazing mother to your four beautiful children. They are perfect.

“Keep doing what you're doing, Kimberly. You are a beautiful soul. Know that I am very proud of you and I am always with you.”

After telling Kim he loves her and the rest of the family, the hologram fades away.

OCTOBER 11th 2020: Kim Kardashian West donates $1 million to The Armenia Fund amid the ongoing conflict with Azerbaijan. Kim's sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are also donating money and raising awareness in support of this cause. - File Photo by: zz/VMRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2014 3/12/14 Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian at the grand opening of DASH Miami Beach held on March 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
Kim Kardashian, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian (zz/VMRF/STAR MAX/IPx 2014 3/12/14)

There was a mixed reaction among fans, with some praising West for the gesture but others saying it was “creepy”.

“The Robert Kardashian hologram is actually creepy, it’s actually terrifying,” said one person on Twitter, while another posted: “That Kardashian hologram thing is genuinely scary on multiple levels,” said another.

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