On Monday, Vogue Arabia published a September issue interview in which Kim Kardashian answered questions from her husband, Kanye West.
The interview is pretty wide-ranging, as Vogue puts it in their intro: It touches on “misconceptions, celebrity, family, work, and style.”
Though it’s undoubtedly sanitized a bit compared to conversations they would/do have in private (as would be the case with any famous couple), it’s not every day you would get to see someone as genuinely interesting as Kanye West try his hand at playing interviewer.
As for what Kim’s thought of Kanye when they first met, which was before he ever put out his first album, here’s that answer for you:
KW: What did you think of me the first time we met?
KKW: This was before you released your first album and you were known as a music producer. I was really shy. You thought I was Brandy’s assistant, which I wasn’t. Ever since you said that it’s everywhere… like “Kim is Brandy’s assistant.” I was her friend and stylist. [laughs]. I thought you were attractive, nice, very charming, really funny, powerful – I was in awe of you, but I was really shy, quiet, and a little nervous, to be honest.
Kanye West: Was it always in your plans to have a big family?
Kim Kardashian West: I really wanted four kids and apparently your psychic told you that, too. [laughing in reference to Kanye West’s 2005 hit “Gold Digger”]. Growing up, I always thought I wanted four kids and then after we had North, I didn’t think we were going to have another one because of how difficult the pregnancy was. After we had Saint, I for sure thought we were done but then we kept going – and now we have four.
Kanye West: We are constantly in the news, and sometimes we end up reading unpleasant things about ourselves. Does it affect you?
Kim Kardashian West: When it’s about my family, I get really protective. Most of the time when things are so baseless or absurd, I have a good laugh. But as far as dealing with it on a daily level for me, I’m pretty content. If it’s about you, or the kids, or my sisters, I can get worked up when I read things that are false or negative. But when it’s about me, I’ve learned how to block out the noise for the most part.
Kanye West: How did you realize I was the one for you?
Kim Kardashian West: When I went to New York and we went to dinner and the movies, it was just so much fun. I remember I wore a Givenchy feather jacket and leather pants. It was super chill and so effortless being together. After spending that whole week together, I realized you were the one and then I was like, damn, why did I waste so much time and energy? Why didn’t I do this sooner?
Read more from the interview here: VogueArabia