On Sunday night, Kim Kardashian West appeared on the second episode of actor-turned-journalist, Alec Baldwin’s new show.
Yes, the same Alec Baldwin who called his then 11-year-old daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig,” who does not “have the brains or the decency as a human being,” — that one.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The self-proclaimed “sexist,” and defender of men accused in the #MeToo movement, is now a correspondent on ABC, though he faced some backlash recently on social media for bragging that since playing Trump on SNL, “black people love me.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The two reality stars discussed a variety of topics including Kim’s prison reform tactics, the transition of Caitlyn Jenner, and how married couples should handle opposing political views. This was not without Baldwin sprinkling in his failed flirting attempts with Kardashian, opening the interview with a recap of their personal history.
“You’re beautiful on the level that you should be in the movie business,” Baldwin remembers telling Kim years ago at a party.
When on the subject of Caitlyn Jenner, Kim recounted a time she found her then step-father dressed as a woman. Kardashian says she caught Jenner when she was about 25 years old in the family’s garage. He begged her not to tell her mother because he said “She’ll kill me.”
Kim says she packed a bag and left hysterically crying, claiming she kept her mouth shut about what she saw, only confiding in her sister, Kourtney. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Eventually the conversation moved to Kanye West and his relationship with President Donald Trump. Baldwin digressed about how “jealous” he was of Kanye West when he found out that Kardashian makes home cooked meals.
Kim insisted that the differences are manageable if you have “an open mind.”
“I grew up in a household where Bruce, who was my stepdad, had one political view and maybe my real dad had a different political view, or my mom, and we would just always talk about it and be really open about it, and it was always OK to have different views.”
Kim says she allows Kanye to “be who he wants to be,” adding “I let him have his own views and opinions even if they’re different than mine.”⠀⠀
Kim ultimately found good in her husband’s rants. She even said that Alice Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a first time, non-violent drug crime, was only freed from prison because of pro-Trump Kanye West.
“She always says, if it wasn’t for Kanye speaking up in support of Trump, then she would still be in jail.”
As far as prison reform, Kim isn’t finished yet.
“The bigger goal is to get these bills passed that really change the laws,” citing sentencing reform and bail reform. She continued, “I basically have a team of attorneys… I fund cases that I’m really passionate about.”
“I’m working on this guy right now that has life for marijuana and a half a gram of cocaine. I read letters all day long from prison,” Kim says. She promised her newfound passion will be covered on E!’s new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Kim went on to discuss adjusting to life after the 2016 Paris robbery, stating her mom would say, “Will you get out of bed, will you put on something else other than sweats, put on a little bit of makeup, feel like yourself again.” She also touched on how her marriage to Kanye has made her a more private person, fixated less on financial goals.
“There was a lot of me that measured who I was by how much I had. I thought, ‘Oh, I’m worth so much,’ she said. “Where can I be seen? What are they doing? Who is there?’ Everything had to be public for me back then,” she said. “And, that needed to change in me, so I’m grateful for the experience.”
Baldwin showed how well he related to Kim’s family life by reiterating his multiple divorces and explaining the value of a “collaborative divorce.”
The second episode of “The Alec Baldwin Show” finished with the two discussing tips when traveling, like sending a hired employee to your destination to arrange your toiletries for you so you don’t have to be bothered with it.
Why didn’t we ever think of that? Score one for Kim Kardashian West.