Vogue has unveiled its May issue fronted by Kim Kardashian West. The entrepreneur/reality TV star last graced the cover of the esteemed publication in April 2014 along with her husband Kanye West to celebrate their marriage. For this latest feature, Kim Kardashian delves on a number of topics ranging from her upcoming fourth child via surrogate, Kanye’s political views, her stance on social justice, to revealing that she is studying to become a lawyer and more.
Read on for a few takeaways from the interview below, and for its entirety, head on over to Vogue.
On education and the impact that will have on social justice, as well as revealing her plans to become a lawyer…
“I had to think long and hard about this… The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, sh*t. I need to know more… It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”
Vogue points out that Kim is currently on a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm and plans to take the bar exam in 2022. The decision was inspired by her work helping to free Alice Marie Johnson last summer.
On Kanye’s political views…
“He doesn’t represent either side. But he doesn’t want to be told what he should be. It can be confusing. I get it. The one thing that I respect so much is that he is who he is, no matter what anyone tries to tell him to do. I can be sitting there crying: OH, MY GOD! TAKE OFF THE RED HAT! Because he really is the sweetest person with the biggest heart. I stopped caring, though. Because I used to care so much. I was making it such an issue in our relationship. And in my life. It gave me so much anxiety.”
On the false stereotypes associated with the Kardashian name…
“I don’t pay attention to that anymore. I love to be put in a situation where I can have a conversation with someone who might not be inclined to think much of me, because I can guarantee they will have a different opinion and understand what’s important to me after they’ve met me.”
Once more, head on over to Vogue for the entire coverage.