Kim Kardashian has been "welcomed into the clan" by Beyoncé Knowles. The reality TV star is said to have been desperate to strike up a friendship with the singer since she started dating Kanye West. Kanye is good friends with the pop sensation's husband Jay-Z and the pair are currently touring together. Until recently Beyoncé was reportedly keeping her distance from Kim, who shot to fame thanks to a much-publicised sex tape. "The girls have never really seen eye-to-eye. It's a shame because Jay-Z and Kanye are so close," a source told British newspaper The Sun. "Beyoncé has always viewed Kim as a reality TV star who's not earned her fortune with a specific talent." According to insiders, the two divas bonded over dinner in Kanye's hotel suite. They were later photographed watching their partners in concert from the front row of a Birmingham venue. Watched closely by security guards, the two women were spotted chatting and giggling. "Kanye organised a dinner in his hotel suite for the girls to clear the air. He's hoping that now they're pals, it will lead to further get-togethers away from the tour. Beyoncé has now welcomed Kim into their clan," the source added.