Before Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint and robbed of nearly $11 million worth of jewelry, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star admitted in an upcoming broadcast interview that she “can handle” the lack of privacy that comes from displaying her life on social media.
In a 60 Minutes interview airing Sunday, Kardashian West, 36, discusses the “pitfalls” of being in front of the public eye with 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker.
“There are pitfalls — lack of privacy, loss of privacy — and that’s not for everyone,” Kardashian West tells Whitaker in the interview.
“That’s a pitfall?” he questions in the clip.
“Yeah,” she states. “For me, I can handle it.”
“You’re famous worldwide. Would that famous Kim Kardashian exist without social media?” the journalist asks.
“Not in this way. I totally attribute my career to social media,” she tells Whitaker and agrees that she has “figured out how to monetize just the act of living.”
During the interview, which was conducted before she was gagged and robbed in her No Address Hotel room during Paris Fashion Week, Kardashian West discusses her decision to display her life on social media for the entire world to see.
Since the robbery, Kardashian West has intentionally remained out of the public eye, and has continued to withdraw from posting or sharing on social media. For the reality star’s 36th birthday on Friday, numerous family members — including Kris Jenner, Kanye West and her sisters — posted on social media in honor of her, but she is “laying low,” an insider told PEOPLE.
A second source told PEOPLE that, “[Kim] just wants to be with her kids and out of public,” to ring in her birthday. “No one is pressuring her either. She has the best support from her family.”
Kardashian West’s 60 Minutes interview with Whitaker airs Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS.