When Kim Kardashian premiered her first song, reportedly titled “Turn It Up,” at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve, most assumed that it was just the beginning of the reality star’s music career. But as Kim revealed on MTV talk show “The Seven” yesterday (Jan. 19), “Turn It Up” will be her only song.
Video: Kim Kardashian Discusses Music Career on ‘The Seven’
Three minutes into her appearance on the “TRL”-esque show, Kim gave viewers the skinny on her music career. Apparently she was nudged into the biz by pals like Ciara, Kanye West and “Turn It Up” producer The-Dream.
“Basically, Ciara came to me and was like, ‘You’ve got to meet The-Dream,'” Kim said. “I was not into doing a song. I thought, ‘Everyone kind of tries that, and it doesn’t really work out so well.’ So I talked to friends like Kanye and a few of my other musical friends, like this is their life. They gave me good advice. They asked me what I do for fun, and I said, ‘I go shopping, I hang out with friends.’ And they said, ‘We go to the studio for fun. Come have fun with us. Don’t think too much about it.'”
Kim continued, clarifying that an album is not in the works: “There’s no album in the works or anything — just one song we did for the show, and a video Hype Williams directed,” Kim said. “Half of the proceeds we’re giving away to a cancer foundation, because The-Dream’s and one of my parents passed away from cancer. It’s just all having fun — with a good cause.”
At the end of Kim’s minute-long explanation, her sister Kourtney Kardashian said, “That was the longest explanation I’ve ever heard.” Way to be supportive, Kourt.
Kim’s brief foray into the music industry will be well-documented on the upcoming season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” No release date has been given for her Hype Williams-directed music video, which is rumored to feature a cameo from Kanye West.
For now, all we habe to enjoy is low-quality footage of Kim premiering the track at TAO on NYE, a performance at which she told the crowd: “I didn’t mean to, but I did this song with The-Dream.”