Kim Kardashian doesn’t care what critics have to say about how she and her family built their collective empire and individual fortunes.
“Who gives a fuck,” Kim said. “We focus on the positive. We work our asses off. If that’s what you think, then sorry. We just don’t have the energy for that. We don’t have to sing or dance or act; we get to live our lives—and hey, we made it. I don’t know what to tell you. … With all respect, and with love, I’m not, like, being a bitch.”
Pressed for pointers for other women writing their own success stories, Kim put it plainly. “I have the best advice for women in business. Get your fucking ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days.”
When discussing if her boyfriend Pete Davidson will make an appearance on the new Hulu show, Kim said that while the SNL star wouldn’t be against the idea, it hasn’t happened yet.
“I have not filmed with him,” she answered. “And I’m not opposed to it. It’s just not what he does. But if there was an event happening and he was there, he wouldn’t tell the cameras to get away. I think I might film something really exciting coming, but it wouldn’t be for this season. It wouldn’t reach until next season.”
Kim’s new relationship will still make its way into the show, even if viewers don’t see Pete himself. “You’ll just have to see, but I’m always open and honest and I’ll never not be, so you’ll definitely get that honesty and openness when it comes to the relationship that I’m in,” she said. “I definitely explain how we met and who reached out to who and how it happened and all the details that everyone wants to know. I’m definitely open to talking, and I definitely explain it.”
The magazine writes that Kanye West filmed scenes “before things turned acrimonious” and is part of “major arc” in the premiere. “I do think it’s important for people to see that things aren’t perfect all the time, but that they can get better. … The thing is, I just believe in being positive and speaking highly,” the SKIMS co-founder said. “I would never say anything negative about the father of my children, and I think we both ultimately want the same goals. I will, as of now, and hopefully always, take the high road. … But we do see a lot of our co-parenting journey, which I think is going to be really beautiful for people to see.”
Asked directly if it’s indeed “not easy to have this [divorce] playing out in a public forum,” Kim answered in the affirmative. “Being in the public eye and having disagreements publicly is never easy. But I do believe in handling it all privately. I believe in championing publicly and criticizing privately. I don’t think I would ever criticize the father of my children on my TV show. That’s just not really what I’m about, and I just don’t think that would ever make me feel good. I’m always really respectful of what the kids will see.”
The Kardashians is set to hit Hulu on April 14 and will feature Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and mother Kris, all of whom are set to earn the same paycheck, rumored to be in the nine-figure range. Other familiar faces like Travis Barker and Scott Disick will appear as well. Variety notes Caitlyn Jenner will not show up, and Rob Kardashian “is not a main cast member, though audiences might eventually see him in a cameo.” The follow-up to Keeping Up with the Kardashians is executive produced by Emma Conway, Elizabeth Jones, and Ben Winston. Watch the trailer below.