Kim Kardashian Talks Being 'Publicly Sexy' and Having 'Different Opinions Than Kanye' in Revealing Richardson Cover Story

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Kim Kardashian on the cover of issue A9, the 20th anniversary issue of Richardson.

Kim Kardashian has added another revealing photo shoot to her repertoire with her appearance on the cover of Richardson magazine, which launched on Friday (Oct.19). Kardashian bares all on the “A9” issue cover to celebrate the erotica magazine’s 20th anniversary. The cover is part of a provocative spread of Kardashian, shot by photographer Steven Klein and inspired by the 1997 animated Japanese psychological thriller Perfect Blue

For the issue’s cover story, titled "Perfect Kim", Kardashian speaks with American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis. In the interview, she describes overcoming numerous hurdles in her life. 

“Everyone deals with things differently, and I seem to deal with things — whether the sex tape, the robbery, even the death of my dad, who was the most important person in my life — I push to just overcome it. I just don’t have a victim mentality. That’s never been my personality,” Kardashian said. 

Kardashian also reflects on her conflicting roles as both a sex symbol and a mother. “At home I’m much more conservative than my public persona is,” Kardashian admitted. “My public persona is wild, sexual. But I’m actually uncomfortable when I talk about sex, and I’m more conservative when it comes to that.But I think motherhood has actually made me more confident about being publicly sexy.”

Richardson magazine founder and creative director Andrew Richardson first got in touch with Kardashian about being on the magazine’s cover through none other than her husband Kanye West, after working with him on various projects.

Kardashian alluded to the nude photoshoot back in July, after revealing that President Trump called her during it to let her know that he was going to pardon Alice Johnson. Kardashian had personally fought for the 63-year-old serving a lifetime sentence, to be pardoned for her offense when she met with the president in May. 

“I am aware that Kanye speaking out in favor of Trump got me through the door — got him to pick up my call,” Kardashian said of her husband’s recent political presence in the White House as a vocal supporter of Trump. “I’ve always had different opinions than Kanye. But when I went there, and when I saw what could be done, I realized that I could get more done if I just stayed focused on the issue I was passionate about instead of complaining.”

Check out pictures from the Kardashian's Richardson shoot below.


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