Complex has just revealed one of the covers for their latest issue, featuring reality TV star/model Kylie Jenner. Kylie wanted to “try something new” for the shoot, so she in turn decided to go topless.
In addition to the sultry spread, Jenner sat down with the publication to discuss her anxiety, getting her lips done, relationships with Tyga and PARTYNEXTDOOR, and the normal life that she will never be able to have.
On getting her lips done:
“It has been an insecurity of mine all my life,” she says now. It all started when she was in middle school. “This guy I kissed was like, ‘Your lips are really small but you’re a really good kisser. I didn’t think you were gonna be good at kissing,’” she remembers, crossing her arms and hunching over. The conversation obviously makes her uncomfortable. “It was so rude. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.”
On lying about her lip augmentation:
“I wasn’t even 17 yet,” she says. “What if I came out and said, ‘Oh, yeah, I got my lips done’? What are all those moms going to think about me? These kids, my fans, they’re going to think I’m crazy. I didn’t want to be a bad influence. I didn’t want people to think you had to get your lips done to feel good about yourself. But they thought it was crazier that I was lying about it because it was so obvious. I wish I had just been honest and upfront.”
On her relationship with Tyga:
“The first year we started hanging out, everyone around him told him not to be with me. I still get comments like, ‘Don’t be with him.’ But we’re not doing it for the public—we love each other. We need to be together at all times. We never get mad at each other, we just gure things out.”
On her brief break up with Tyga:
Denying rumors of Tyga’s infidelity, Jenner insists they spent time apart because “I just needed to see what it was like not being with him.” In the end, she says, “we realized that wasn’t what we wanted.” During their hiatus, there were rumors that Jenner and Drake-affiliated singer PARTYNEXTDOOR were a couple. When asked if they ever dated, “He asked me to be in the ‘Come and See Me’ video, and that was after Tyga,” she says. “Me and Party have a cool relationship. I think he’s so talented and I love his music. But I wouldn’t say we dated. It never really got to that boyfriend-girlfriend stage. It was just fun. I was doing what I wanted to do.”
For a closer look at Jenner’s recent shoot/conversation with Complex — again, for their October/November issue — follow here.