Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made headlines everywhere when an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians showed a conversation the couple were having surrounding Kim's 2019 Met Gala outfit being "too sexy" for her husband's tastes. While the KKW Beauty founder ended up wearing the dress and says her husband ultimately gives her the freedom to wear whatever she likes, in a recent interview Kim says she is scaling back on the naked selfies for different reasons.
Speaking to The Cut, the mother-of-four who is currently stuyding to be a lawyer explained, 'I saw this whole thing where it’s like, 'She’s so demure, and she’s covered, and I was like, "Guys, I had a shearling coat on and a turtleneck because it’s, like, freezing." But I think I have [covered up] a little bit. I don’t know if it’s the fact that my husband has voiced that sometimes too sexy is just overkill and he’s not comfortable with that. I listen to him and understand him. Still, at the end of the day, he always gives me the freedom to be and do what I want. But I have kind of had this awakening myself.'
She continued, 'I realised I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that. I mean, one of my most iconic covers was the Paper magazine one, when I was all oiled up and ripping my dress off. I also did think, like, Okay, I’m here in the White House and then the next day I was posting, like, a crazy bikini selfie. And I was thinking, I hope they don’t see this. I have to go back there next week.
"I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up," she said. "Not that I did it to feel like I had to keep up, but I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons of photos in a thong bikini…now I’m just like, “Let’s actually live in real time and enjoy it. If we happen to get a photo, great."
On KUWTK, Kanye told Kim, "I went through this transition where being a rapper, looking at all these girls and looking at my wife, like, ‘Oh my girl needs to be just like the other girls showing their body off.’ I didn’t realise that that was affecting my soul and my spirit as someone who is married and the father of now…about to be four kids. A corset is a form of underwear, it’s hot, for who though?"
Kim responded that the rapper had "built me up to be this sexy person and confidence and all this, and just because you’re on a journey and transformation doesn’t mean I’m in the same spot with you."