Kim Kardashian: Almost Famous (2007 Cover Story & Gallery)

Kim Kardashian: Almost Famous (2007 Cover Story & Gallery)Interview By Nate Denver; Photographs by Frederic Reshew; Additional Interview by Joe La Puma; Click Here For Styling Credits.

Speaking of Ray J, what’s up with the sex tape rumors?
There is no sex tape! Ray J’s not the kind of guy who would do something for revenge. There is no amount of money that could ever convince me to release any tape, even if I had one. I don’t need the money!

Are sex videos the new stepping stone?
[Laughs.] I don’t know, that’s a weird thing. I’m not gonna lie—when someone has one out I go look it up on the Internet. Everyone does.

So, you have watched Paris’s infamous sex tape?
I never watched it.

Okay, here come the sex questions. How would you rate yourself in bed?
Twenty, on a scale of one to ten.

I appreciate your confidence. What makes you a twenty?
I’m really passionate and sensitive. I don’t really have sex with people I don’t have a connection with, and if you have a connection with someone, it’s so much better.

Are you dominant or submissive?
More submissive.

What do you think about the recent surge in up-the-skirt shots?
I think that is so annoying. Paris has an SLR, you know, the Mercedes? The doors flip up like a Lamborghini. The seat is, like, lower, so in order to get out, you have to literally put your legs up and hop out. Those are the famous shots people have seen lately, getting out of that car. The paparazzi’s motives are so disgusting.

I can't lie, when someone has a sex tape, I look it up on the internet.

But aren’t they giving the photographers what they want?
It’s all crazy. The other night we were all at Hyde. Paris walked me out to my car ’cause I wanted to go home and she was waiting for Britney. When she pulled up, all these cars came and parked backwards in the middle of Sunset. They just wanted their shots, they didn’t care who they blocked. They’ve taken it to a different level.

The girls or the photographers?
The photographers...I mean, if it were me, if they had those shots of me, I’d be mortified. But if it happens three times in a row—

Put some underwear on!
Yeah. Then, that’s just weird.

Are there different L.A.’s, depending on your status and wealth?
We were talking about this last night. We call it Hollywood High. We were saying we’re the seniors and this newer group is the juniors.

What’s your role as a senior?
They try to make out like we’re mean girls. There was this ridiculous story that Paris is being a mean girl to Kim and they’re not friends anymore because she’s friends with Britney, which is so ridiculous. We were laughing at it last night.

Is there hazing?
No, definitely not. You know, one of my best friends happens to be best friends with Lindsay Lohan, and if Paris and her are fighting and I was at a party [with one of them], it’s like, Oh, she’s stepping over! But it’s like, No! We’re all friends at the end of the day.

Yeah, what is up with Lindsay and Paris? One day they’re friends, the next there are Internet videos of them dissing each other.
How can I explain it? They’ve been friends, they’ve known each other for a long time. Friends fight, they go through things, grow apart, and come back. Hollywood High, like I said.

Do you enjoy the drama of the tabloids?
It’s upsetting if a friend gets hurt. This Paris and Britney thing sort of upset Paris because she’s the sweetest girl and just likes to help people.

Why? Because she got a bad rep?
Yeah, just for partying...

Being a bad influence on Britney?
Yeah, and she’s not at all. They just make a big deal out of things that never even happened. Sometimes it’s irritating. But [we’re in the tabloids] so much that we don’t really get upset anymore. You just have to laugh it off. If you can’t make fun of yourself and laugh at yourself…

It’s a hard life.
Exactly. It’s a hard life.

NOTE: After we discovered Kim was lying to us about the existence of her sex tape, Complex's Joe La Puma conducted a follow-up interview with Kim in the spring of 2007. Click next to see what Kim had to say for herself just weeks after her Complex cover (and sex tape!) dropped.

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