Kylie Jenner gave Complex lip service for the October/November 2016 cover story. Beyond discussing the trappings of her fame as a member of reality TV’s most-watched family, Jenner also went into detail on her love life — specifically about dating rapper Tyga, and her rumored fling with singer Partynextdoor.
“The first year we started hanging out, everyone around him told him not to be with me,” she explained of initially dating Tyga. “I still get comments like, ‘Don’t be with him.’ But we’re not doing it for the public — we love each other. We need to be together at all times. We never get mad at each other, we just figure things out.” She also calls her relationship with the West Coast rhymer her “first real, mature relationship.”
Jenner also admitted to taking a month-long break from being with Tyga. “I just needed to see what it was like not being with him,” she said, before offering, “We realized that wasn’t what we wanted.”
As for her relations with PND, Jenner chalks it up to nothing more than a cameo in his “Come and See Me” video. “That was after Tyga,” she adds. “Me and Party have a cool relationship. I think he’s so talented and I love his music. But I wouldn’t say we dated. It never really got to that boyfriend-girlfriend stage. It was just fun. I was doing what I wanted to do.”
The cosmetic brand guru also chatted about overcoming her personal insecurities — especially with her lips. “It has been an insecurity of mine all my life,” she said, recalling an instance in middle school. “This guy I kissed was like, ‘Your lips are really small but you’re a really good kisser. I didn’t think you were gonna be good at kissing,’” she remembers, crossing her arms and hunching over. The conversation obviously makes her uncomfortable. “It was so rude. From then on, I just felt like I saw guys staring at my lips. I felt like no one wanted to kiss me.”
While she cites her sisters and momager Kris Jenner for helping her cope with the anxiety from fame, she gives a shoutout to the special man in her life for keeping her sane. “At the end of the day I have to live with everything I do,” she said. “I’m just proud of myself for not going crazy. Tyga helped me with that a lot.”