Kim Kardashian on '60 Minutes': 'I can handle' lack of privacy

Before Kim Kardashian was robbed in her Paris hotel room, she sat down for an interview with 60 Minutes about her life in the public eye.

Post-robbery, her conversation with correspondent Bill Whitaker may have been very different — or may not have happened at all.

But in their chat, which aired Sunday night, Kardashian credits her fame to social media, discussing how she turned her personality into a revenue stream.

"There are pitfalls: lack of privacy, loss of privacy," she says. "That's not for everyone. For me, I can handle it," she adds.

"What's your talent?" Whitaker asked Kardashian in another revealing exchange.

"It is a talent to have a brand that’s really successful off of getting people to like you for being you," she replies. "So I have to think that involves some type of talent, you know?"

Kardashian also claimed her fame couldn't exist "in this way" if it wasn't for her online presence.

"I totally attribute my career to social media," she said.

After her Paris attack, Kardashian has toned down her online presence and refrained from posting her normal status updates.

"This is a really serious matter, and for Kim, I think that’s really personal as to when that emotional terror, [she] could move on from that," her sister Khloe told Ellen DeGeneres last week. "It's a wake-up call for all of us, just to make sure our sister is okay."

Watch the 60 Minutes segment here.


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