Kim Kardashian Says She Would 'Never Want to Use Privilege' to Get Kids Into College

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Kim Kardashian West is weighing in on the massive college admissions scam

In a new interview with CNN's Van Jones, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star says she doesn't see herself ever becoming involved in a scandal like the one Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have ties to. The actresses are accused of paying to get their daughters into elite colleges and universities; Huffman pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, while Loughlin pleaded not guilty.  

"If they couldn't get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation that they wouldn't thrive in anyway," Kardashian tells Jones in a clip obtained by E! News. "That's what I see is not appropriate."

"I want my kids to be as grounded as possible. To buy your way into something just wouldn't benefit anybody," she adds. 

The 38-year-old reality star -- who shares 5-year-old North, 3-year-old Saint and 1-year-old Chicago with husband Kanye West -- also opens up to Jones about studying to become a lawyer. 

"Having my kids see me studying, leaving and going into an office a few days a week, studying all the time, coming home -- I have my backpack, they have their backpack. Them seeing that I have this filming career and having makeup samples tested all on my arm while I'm trying to read my flashcards [is important]," she shares. 

"I hope they get inspired to know that they can put in the hard work and even though I'm in my late 30s and just finishing college," she adds. "It's never too late and there really is no easy way out."

Kardashian, who never graduated from college, revealed in the May issue of Vogue that she was hoping to become a criminal justice lawyer. She began a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last summer and plans to take the bar in 2022. In California, you can become a lawyer without graduating college if you apprentice with a practicing lawyer or judge.  

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