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For the September issue of Vogue Arabia, Kim Kardashian was interviewed by none other than her husband Kanye West. In what the magazine is calling a “refreshingly honest interview,” the two sat down to discuss fame, success, exposure, and the advantages of being underestimated.

According to Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut, “The shoot and interview reveal a side to Kim that many have never seen before.” Read the best quotes from their candid interview below and look out for the print issue of Vogue Arabia for the full piece.

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“I do agree that fame can be addictive and it took me a long time to recognize how lost you can become when you put too much focus on it. Before, I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed, but my focus has shifted.” @kimkardashian opens up in her most honest interview to date as she stars on her first-ever #voguearabia cover. Interviewed by husband #kanyewest and art directed by Manfred Thierry Mugler, the debut offers an intriguing glimpse into the surreal world of the entrepreneur and reality TV queen. Head to Vogue.me for more about the shoot, as well as more candid quotes from #KimKardashian about her family and relationships. Cover 1 of 3. Kim wears @muglerofficial by @cadwallader "نعم أوافقك على أن الشهرة يمكن أن تسبب الإدمان، وقد استغرقت وقتاً طويلاً حتى أستوعب حجم الضياع الذي يمكن أن يصل إليه المرء إن ركز عليها أكثر من اللازم. كنت مهووسة بالشهرة هوساً محرجاً، ولكنّ تركيزي تحوّل". #كيم_كارداشيان_ويست تفتح قلبها في أكثر مقابلاتها شفافيّة حتى الآن، مع ظهورها للمرّة الأولى على غلاف موقع ڤوغ العربيّة. أجرى معها هذا اللقاء زوجها النجم #كانييه_ويست وأداره إبداعياً المصمم #تيري_موغلر، كاشفاً للمرّة الأولى لمحة مثيرة للاهتمام في العالم السريالي الذي تعيشه سيّدة الأعمال وملكة تلفزيون الواقع هذه. شاهدوا المزيد من جلسة التصوير، واقرؤوا بعضاً مما قالته كيم كارداشيان ويست عن العائلة والعلاقات في موقع #ڤوغ_العربية. الغلاف الأول من ثلاثة. Editor-in-chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @txemayeste Art direction: @manfredthierrymugler Fashion director: @katieellentrotter Hair: @joeygeorge Makeup: @hungvanngo Set: @cristinaramosatelier Production: @glamprcom

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On being underestimated

“There is a misconception that I don’t actually have to study and that I’ve bought my way into getting a law degree – that’s absolutely not true… Being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe.”

On fame

“I do agree that fame can be addictive and it took me a long time to recognize how lost you can become when you put too much focus on it.”

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“Even in my darkest of times, I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see. People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity.” For her #voguearabia cover debut, @kimkardashian was interviewed by her husband, rapper and designer #kanyewest. Head to Vogue.me for more images and quotes from the world-exclusive production, which was art directed by legendary designer Manfred Thierry Mugler. Cover 2 of 3. Kim wears Thierry Mugler archive. "لست بنادمة على الظهور أمام العالم أجمع، حتى في أسوأ الأوقات. أخبرني الناس خلال السنوات الماضية أن ذلك ساعدهم وأشعرهم أنهم ليسوا وحدهم ممن يواجهون هذه المحن". مع ظهور #كيم_كارداشيان_ويست الأول على غلاف ڤوغ العربيّة، ننشر مقابلة خاصّة أجراها معها زوجها مغني الراب والمصمم #كانييه_ويست. شاهدوا المزيد من الصور وبعضاً مما قالته النجمة في هذا الإصدار الأول على الصعيد العالمي، حيث أداره إبداعياً الصمم الأسطوري مانفريد تيري موغلر على موقع ڤوغ العربيّة. الغلاف الثاني من ثلاثة. Editor-in-chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @txemayeste Art direction: @manfredthierrymugler Fashion director: @katieellentrotter Hair: @joeygeorge Makeup: @hungvanngo Set: @cristinaramosatelier Production: @glamprcom

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On exposure

“Even in my darkest of times, I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see. People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity.”

On success

“My focus has always been on success, and with success comes money. I’m at this place now where I am not concerned anymore about fame, but if you would have asked me this question 10 years ago, I probably would have said that fame and money were of equal importance. My focus has shifted a lot.”

On her favorite sister

“I think this year has been a really strong Kim and Khloé year.”

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Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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