In her 2015 book "Selfish" -- which was literally just a compilation of selfies -- Kim Kardashian-West made the rather audacious claim that she was participating in the trend way before it was cool, and seemed to imply that she was responsible for it.
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“I took pictures of myself with digital cameras when I was in junior high and high school, and I just got hooked,” she wrote. “I was always obsessed with selfies.”
Fast forward to November 2017, and someone else is disputing Kardashian-West's claim. That someone is Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress for whom Kardashian-West used to be a stylist.
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“11 years ago today, Me (and) Britney invented the selfie,” Hilton wrote in a tweet with a photo of herself and pop-star Britney Spears.
It’s a bold claim, and it’s unclear if Hilton was serious or joking, but internet users responded nonetheless.