Kim Kardashian has been using her platform to raise awareness on prison reform in the past year, but is she fully pursuing a career in law? The reality TV star and beauty mogul was rumored to be attending law school after her husband, Kanye West, seemed to drop a hint in an interview last weekend.
When asked about his wife's involvement in prison reform, West told Extra (per Us Weekly), "I love it, I love it. That's all we focus on, helping people that don't have a voice, breaking down the class systems. There's two million African Americans incarcerated now... We're going to get people out, period."
Then he added, "My wife is in law school now, and it's extremely serious to us."
However, a rep for Kim clarified to Extra that the star isn't actually in law school, but that she "is so entrenched in the legal system with her activism that it is like going to law school."
Earlier this summer, Kardashian visited the White House and met with President Trump and encouraged him to release Alice Marie Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison for a nonviolent, drug-related crime. About a week later, Trump granted Johnson clemency.
Last week, Kim visited the White House again to meet with officials and discuss prison reform. This time, she's working to free Chris Young, a young man who received a life sentence without parole after being arrested for drug posession in 2010.
Kardashian later tweeted that she "couldn’t stop" at only helping one unfairly incarcerated person be freed from prison. "It’s time for REAL systemic change," she wrote.
It started with Ms. Alice, but looking at her and seeing the faces and learning the stories of the men and women I’ve met inside prisons I knew I couldn’t stop at just one. It’s time for REAL systemic change pic.twitter.com/kdKr8s6lJW— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 5, 2018