The mommy-to-be…again, Kim Kardashian, has recently given Rolling Stone a look into her life and legacy, along with her beliefs and ideals. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also revealed in her interview that, “I believe that I am so much smarter than I’m portrayed.” The reality star, actress, model, and entrepreneur discusses everything from being a feminist to discovering Caitlyn Jenner’s secret before she was ready to divulge it.
Read the full interview here. In the meantime, read the excerpts below.
Yes, you can call her a feminist.
“I’ve never really been one on labels, and I don’t like to push my view,” Kardashian says. “If I feel something, it’s how I feel. I never say, ‘I feel this way, so you should feel that way.’ Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I just am who I am. But, yeah.” She smiles. “I think you would call me a feminist.”
When Kim was a teen she dated Michael Jackson’s nephew, TJ. It was her first experience in an interracial relationship — and not her last.
At the time, her dad, Robert Kardashian, “explained to me that he’s had a lot of interracial friends, and it might not be the easiest relationship. He said I should prepare myself for people to say things to me. . . . When I was in high school, I’d get magazines and see interracial couples and think, ‘They are so cute.’ I’ve always been attracted to a certain kind of look.”
Kim discovered her stepfather dressed in women’s clothing in the garage when she was 22 — 12 years before the former Bruce Jenner announced to the world, “Call me Caitlyn.”
“I was shaking,” Kardashian says. “I didn’t know if I’d just found out his deepest, darkest secret, and he was going to come after me.” Jenner called her on the phone a half hour later, and said, “One day, I’ll talk to you about this. Until then, don’t tell a soul.” Eight years later, he said, “Let’s have that talk.” Before Kim’s wedding to West, Kardashian talked to Kanye about it. “I wasn’t sure if Bruce was going to be comfortable walking me down the aisle,” she says. “He had just had his trachea shaved, so I knew something was going on.” She was afraid of what West might think, but West calmed her concerns. “[Kanye] obviously moves to his own drum,” she says. “He lives his life the way he wants, a really authentic life, and he was like, ‘If you can’t be authentic and you can’t live your life, what do you have?’ ”