In a new interview with V magazine, Kim Kardashian takes on her haters, explaining that she always finds it funny when people say she’s famous for being famous.
“I think it’s fascinating, because it’s still entertainment, you know? It’s fun to see the progression of that idea. I don’t take offense to it at all. I’m not naïve to the fact that I’m not a singer or an actress or anything like that. I’ve never claimed to be anything that I’m not. I think [reality] is still a new form of entertainment that was kind of an unexpected thing,” she told the magazine, adding that it’s not unlike the progression and acceptance of rap music.
“It reminds me of rap music. When rap music first came out, people were like, We don’t understand this, what is this, it’s just a fad. But rap music is definitely here to stay, and I think reality shows have proven they are as well. But when something is newer, people don’t really understand it,” she theorized for the magazine.
It’s likely that the 31-year-old, who just happens to be dating rapper Kanye West, will get some flak for that comparison, but she continued to defend reality TV and its place in the current pop culture lexicon.
“I think reality shows are taking over that genre, but I think the draw to our show is that we are relatable … I think it’s just a new world with social media. The interaction I have with my fans and the access is so much fun to me. I love that connection,” she explained