Kim Kardashian is the First Lady of celebrity sex tapes.
This hasn’t really been a debate for years. She’ll hold that title for several decades.
But Interview Magazine steps into some controversial waters for the cover of its latest issue, labeling Kardashian as the “First Lady” of… America.
Moreover, the publication dresses Kardashian up like Jackie Kennedy, the widow of former President John F. Kennedy, who was known as one of the most graceful women of her era.
We don’t exactly recall Kennedy ever getting bent over by a D-List hip hop star on video and then agreeing to sell said video to the public in order to take in millions of dollars.
We’re just sayin.
“America’s New First Lady Kim Kardashian West and her daughter North West,” read the full text on the cover, which also includes little North all dolled up for one of her only professional photo shoots to date.
For the pictorial, Kardashian donned a white skirt suit and elbow-length gloves, styling her hair in a retro blowout bob.
The pictures were snapped Steven Klein, the same photographer who previously worked with the the mother of two on her full-frontal nude shoot for Love magazine in 2015.
“When Kim and I work together, each time we look for a different approach,” Klein told the publication, explaining:
“We have no desire to repeat ourselves or reference anything she has done previously. For this shoot I wanted to capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect.
“Also, to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern.”
Ah, yes, of course.
When we look at these photos, we totally think: Now THAT’s feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect!
To Kim’s credit, she typically does not include her kids in her professional projects.
In the accompanying interview, Kim touches on this topic of work versus motherhood.
“We have strict rules about the kids [on Keeping Up with the Kardashians].
“Some seasons they’re not on at all. Some seasons they’re on a little bit, just to show a bit of personality, although there are never story lines about them.
“But then there’s social media, on which I’ve always been really open. When I’m out and people call North’s name, that’s when it’s weird for me.
“She lives such a normal life, believe it or not, at home.”
Elsewhere in the cover story, Kardashian shuts down assertions that she’s famous without having any actual talent.
“If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality?” she asks stupidly, failing to acknowledge the age in which we live and how social media has changed everything for celebrities.
And Kim especially bristles at the notion that she doesn’t do very much on a daily basis.
“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.”
This is one point on which we can finally agree.
Kardashian does not try to be anything she is not, thank goodness.
We’ve seen plenty of Instagram and reality stars (hi, Paris Hilton!) veer outside of their lane and attempt to prove that they have some kind of skill set.
Kim is good at showing off her cleavage and letting stylists dress her up in various outfits. She knows it and she sticks to it.