Kim Kardashian Admits to Kanye West That She Was 'Embarrassingly Obsessed' With Fame

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Vogue Arabia

Kim Kardashian West is subjecting herself to questioning like she never has before!

The 38-year-old reality star is interviewed by her husband, Kanye West, in the new cover story for Vogue Arabia

The shoot, which is art directed by Kim's pal, designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, features the stunning mother of four posing next to columns out in the desert. Though the looks are very structured, Kim is an open book while talking with her rapper husband. 

“I try to be a good person and to take my mistakes and make them into a better experience -- to learn and grow from them and move on,” she says of her shortcomings. 

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“I do agree that fame can be addictive and it took me a long time to recognize how lost you can become when you put too much focus on it. Before, I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed, but my focus has shifted.” @kimkardashian opens up in her most honest interview to date as she stars on her first-ever #voguearabia cover. Interviewed by husband #kanyewest and art directed by Manfred Thierry Mugler, the debut offers an intriguing glimpse into the surreal world of the entrepreneur and reality TV queen. Head to Vogue.me for more about the shoot, as well as more candid quotes from #KimKardashian about her family and relationships. Cover 1 of 3. Kim wears @muglerofficial by @cadwallader "نعم أوافقك على أن الشهرة يمكن أن تسبب الإدمان، وقد استغرقت وقتاً طويلاً حتى أستوعب حجم الضياع الذي يمكن أن يصل إليه المرء إن ركز عليها أكثر من اللازم. كنت مهووسة بالشهرة هوساً محرجاً، ولكنّ تركيزي تحوّل". #كيم_كارداشيان_ويست تفتح قلبها في أكثر مقابلاتها شفافيّة حتى الآن، مع ظهورها للمرّة الأولى على غلاف موقع ڤوغ العربيّة. أجرى معها هذا اللقاء زوجها النجم #كانييه_ويست وأداره إبداعياً المصمم #تيري_موغلر، كاشفاً للمرّة الأولى لمحة مثيرة للاهتمام في العالم السريالي الذي تعيشه سيّدة الأعمال وملكة تلفزيون الواقع هذه. شاهدوا المزيد من جلسة التصوير، واقرؤوا بعضاً مما قالته كيم كارداشيان ويست عن العائلة والعلاقات في موقع #ڤوغ_العربية. الغلاف الأول من ثلاثة. Editor-in-chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @txemayeste Art direction: @manfredthierrymugler Fashion director: @katieellentrotter Hair: @joeygeorge Makeup: @hungvanngo Set: @cristinaramosatelier Production: @glamprcom

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One such mistake? Not dating Kanye from the start of their lengthy friendship. 

“I was like, ‘Damn, why did I waste so much time and energy? Why didn’t I do this sooner?’” she says of her realization on their first date. 

Kim also opens up about her relationship with fame and being in the public eye. 

“Money was always the goal, but I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed… I do agree that fame can be addictive,” she admits. 

Despite all that everyone has seen of her life, Kim doesn’t have any regrets when it comes to sharing her life with the public. 

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“Even in my darkest of times, I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see. People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity.” For her #voguearabia cover debut, @kimkardashian was interviewed by her husband, rapper and designer #kanyewest. Head to Vogue.me for more images and quotes from the world-exclusive production, which was art directed by legendary designer Manfred Thierry Mugler. Cover 2 of 3. Kim wears Thierry Mugler archive. "لست بنادمة على الظهور أمام العالم أجمع، حتى في أسوأ الأوقات. أخبرني الناس خلال السنوات الماضية أن ذلك ساعدهم وأشعرهم أنهم ليسوا وحدهم ممن يواجهون هذه المحن". مع ظهور #كيم_كارداشيان_ويست الأول على غلاف ڤوغ العربيّة، ننشر مقابلة خاصّة أجراها معها زوجها مغني الراب والمصمم #كانييه_ويست. شاهدوا المزيد من الصور وبعضاً مما قالته النجمة في هذا الإصدار الأول على الصعيد العالمي، حيث أداره إبداعياً الصمم الأسطوري مانفريد تيري موغلر على موقع ڤوغ العربيّة. الغلاف الثاني من ثلاثة. Editor-in-chief: @mrarnaut Photography: @txemayeste Art direction: @manfredthierrymugler Fashion director: @katieellentrotter Hair: @joeygeorge Makeup: @hungvanngo Set: @cristinaramosatelier Production: @glamprcom

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“Even in my darkest times I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see. People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity. I love having a voice and I appreciate the platform I have been given, even though I do wish I could have more privacy at times.”

One level of privacy Kim doesn’t get is when she and her famous sisters have public spats on their show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. So who is she currently the closest to?

“It changes, just like friends or relationships go in and out. I think this year has been a really strong Kim and Khloe year. I’m obviously so close with Kendall and Kylie too but I’ve spent so much more time on this earth with Kourtney and Khloe -- 16 and 17 years longer with them,” she tells Kanye. “We have more history, have been through so much together, and we have more friends in common. Kourtney and I will always be really close, but this year, Khloe and I really bonded.” 

The sisters recently vacationed together with their children in the Bahamas, and Kim is still swooning over the picturesque spot and time with her youngest children, Chicago, 1, and Psalm, 3 months. 

“Me and my Chi Chi,” the proud mom captioned a series of photos with her little girl on the beach. 

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Me and my Chi Chi

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She also gushed over her youngest son, writing, “My little man is the sweetest ever! He’s honestly the best baby. Sleeps through the night and by far my most calm. How did I get so lucky?”

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