Kim Kardashian West Says She Can "Handle" The Downside Of Fame In Pre-Robbery Interview

BY Maddison Glendinning / Oct 24 2016 / 16:37 PM

"It's not for everyone"

Kim Kardashian West Says She Can "Handle" The Downside Of Fame In Pre-Robbery Interview
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It's been just shy of one month since Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris apartment, triggering a total scaleback from the mother-of-two. Kim has only been seen out a handful of times since, cancelled all public appearances and has not updated any of her social media accounts in the wake of the ordeal. 

On Sunday night in the US (Monday local time), 60 Minutes aired an interview with Kim that was filmed before the robbery took place. The interview was part of a special dedicated to social media influencers. During the sit down with Bill Whitaker, Kim was asked how she balances being successful with always being so accessible. "There are pitfalls, lack of privacy, loss of privacy, and that's not for everyone. For me, I can handle it," the reality star answered. 

She was then asked whether or not she would exist without social media, to which she answered, "Not in this this way. I totally attribute my career to social media." 

The interview comes at an interesting time given her current social media hiatus, and that plenty of conversation around the robbery has centred around whether or not the star had been flaunting her wealth too much, with Karl Lagerfeld even weighing in on the saga. 

The interviewer also asked Kim what her talent was (in the context of the other social media influencers being interviewed who "sing/dance/do comedy"). She answered, "It is a talent to have a brand that's really successful off of getting people to like you for you." Given her personal brand is worth "in excess of $100 million" according to Whitaker, we can't argue with that.