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OJ Simpson Predicted That 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Would Fail

by Jackie Willis 11:52 AM PDT, June 16, 2016
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O.J. Simpson never imagined that Kim Kardashian West would become a reality show superstar.

On ESPN’s series, O.J.: Made in America, Simpson's cohort, Thomas Riccio, says he and the former NFL pro watched Kim's appearance on the Tyra Banks Show on Sept. 13, 2007, where she announced that her family was getting their own reality show. "That’s my goddaughter, her name is Kim," Riccio claims Simpson told him. "That show ain't going to last two weeks."

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Nearly a decade later, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is coming up on its 12th season.

That evening, Simpson was arrested for robbing a sports memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas. Riccio is said to have helped with the robbery.

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On Tuesday night, Kim -- who wore a choker that belonged to Nicole Brown Simpson during her trip to Cuba last month -- was posting on Snapchat that she was watching ESPN's special. Kim's late father, Robert Kardashian, was a close friend of Simpson and a member of his defense team during his murder trial.

Kim also told GQ magazine that she allegedly had contact with a pretty big piece of evidence from the trial."I know people said at the time that he [joined O.J.'s defense team] so he couldn't be called as a witness, because he had that Louis Vuitton bag that supposedly had the [murder] weapon and stuff like that," she explained. "But that bag was sitting at my dad’s house. I remember I went through it. The news was like, 'Where is this Louis Vuitton bag?' And I'm like, 'Oh, it's upstairs.'"

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Kim claimed that she "totally" looked inside. "Just toiletries and clothes and golf clothes," she said of the bag's supposed contents. "Just random stuff, I'm pretty sure it's, like, still in -- probably in my dad's storage."

The 35-year-old reality star also shared with the magazine that she and her husband, Kanye West, were big fans of the FX drama, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. "There were times I was watching it and I was like, 'Oh sh*t, this is dead-on,'" she exclaimed. "Like, 'That looks like my dad. It feels like my dad.' It was eerie to watch sometimes."

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