Kim Kardashian West has had to totally rethink her presence online.
The reality star has gone radio silent on social media following her scary Paris robbery incident
, where she was held at gunpoint and robbed of millions of dollars of jewelry
that she had shared on Instagram just days before.
In a pre-robbery interview with 60 Minutes
airing on Sunday, Kim discusses her philosophy behind being so open on the internet.
"There are pitfalls," she admits. "Lack of privacy, loss of privacy. That's not for everyone. For me, I can handle it."
Kim also acknowledges during the sit-down that without her social media habits, she probably couldn't have become the omnipresent public figure she has turned into.
"Not in this way," she shares. "I totally attribute my career to social media."
When the interviewer suggests that Kim had found a way to, in a sense, monetize her daily life, she responds, "I guess so, yeah."
Watch a preview clip of the interview below.
The reality star's 36th birthday is Friday, a typically momentous affair, which the mother of two appears to be spending this year in a much more low-key way.
60 Minutes' interview with Kim airs on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT.