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'Her eyes were closed!' - Kim Kardashian defends cropping toddler daughter out of selfie

Kim Kardashian will do whatever it takes to nail down the perfect selfie - even cropping her toddler daughter out of the photo.

The reality tv queen (34) is in hot water after she posted an Instagram picture last night, with her daughter North West (16 months) clearly visible and clearly cropped.

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But she was quick to defend her actions, saying the too-cute tot's eyes were closed and she loved the picture of herself too much to ignore.

Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL," she wrote on Twitter, where the barrage of negative comments against her were pouring in.

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Kim with Brittney

Kim with Brittney

Kim with Brittney

"Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!"

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Kim and North

Kim and North

Kim and North

She then posted a photo of herself with long-time BFF Brittny Gastineau, who was wise enough to keep her eyes open for the shot and make the cut.

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Kim Kardashian meets a fan as she promotes her new fragrance "Fleur Fatale" at Chadstone Shopping Centre

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive to Soho House New York

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Recording artist Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian West attend the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino presented by Gucci at LACMA in Los Angeles, California

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Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas to celebrate her 34th birthday

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Kim Kardashian in Balmain

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Kim Kardashian attends the CR Fashion Book Issue No.5 Launch Party Hosted by Carine Roitfeld and Stephen Gan at The Peninsula Paris

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Kim Kardashian attends the Balmain show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Art District' apartments on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Art District' apartments on September 25, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian shops Avenue Montaigne during the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West leave the Buro 24/7 Fashion Forward Initiative cocktail event at the Peninsula Hotel

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Kim Kardashian seen holding baby North

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leave the 'Art District' apartments on September 28, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian in Los Angeles

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Kim Kardashian in Givenchy

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Kim Kardashian attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and North West seen at LAX on September 01, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian and daughter, North West are seen in walking in Soho on August 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at dinner in LA last night

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Kim Kardashian attends Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey Hosts Artist In Residence Donald Robertson

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Kim Kardashian is seen in Soho on August 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)

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(L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner attend FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium

(L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner attend FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium

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Kim Kardashian is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on August 04, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian is seen on June 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian lands in Nice airport

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Kim Kardashian seen leaving Costes Bar after dinner on May 22, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'L'Avenue' restaurant on May 22, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim and Kourtney Kardashian with baby North

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen strolling on the 'Avenue Montaigne'

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Kim Kardashian is seen on May 18, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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(L-R) Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian

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TV personality Kim Kardashian attends USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 7, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for USC Shoah Foundation)

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Kim Kardashian and North West are seen in Soho on November 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)

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Kim Kardashian is seen walking in Soho on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Alaia' store on April 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Meurice' hotel on April 30, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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She wore this DURING THE DAY

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While we LOVE her leather jacket, it's not exactly comfortable travelwear as she makes her way through LAX Airport

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In January, she was clearly proud of her newly shed baby weight out and about in LA

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen strolling on the 'Rue Pierre Charron' on April 14, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian arrives at the 'Balmain' office on April 14, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian sports the mesh look.

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Kim Kardashian is seen on March 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend the Grand Opening of DASH Miami Beach at Dash Miami Beach on March 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage)

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on January 19, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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 Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian arrive for the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian arrive for the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Kim Kardashian is seen on January 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian is seen on January 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian and Richard Lugner attend the traditional Vienna Opera Ball (Wiener Opernball) at Vienna State Opera on February 27, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.  (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian and Richard Lugner attend the traditional Vienna Opera Ball (Wiener Opernball) at Vienna State Opera on February 27, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)

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 Kim Kardashian is seen on February 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian is seen on February 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban are seen seen leaving "Cipriani restaurant" in February 21, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban are seen seen leaving "Cipriani restaurant" in February 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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(L-R) TV Personalities Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)

(L-R) TV Personalities Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)

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Kim Kardashian and North West are seen at Burbank Airport on August 07, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Kim Kardashian and North West are seen at Burbank Airport on August 07, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

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Kim Kardashian and North West are seen at Burbank Airport on August 07, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Meanwhile, it's been reported that Kim is planning on another child - to presumably ensure symmetry when cropping her selfies - with husband Kanye West.

And she recently spoke of how keen she is on expanding her family soon.

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North was not happy when they cut naptime short so she could sit FROW at the Givenchy show in Paris.

North was not happy when they cut naptime short so she could sit FROW at the Givenchy show in Paris.

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North was not happy when they cut naptime short so she could sit FROW at the Givenchy show in Paris.

“I would love to, I would love to. I am trying,” she admitted when Richard Wilkins of Australia’s Today Show asked if she wanted more babies.

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