Lifestyle Style Kim Kardashian Says Ex Kanye West Wanted to 'Quit Everything' and Be Her Stylist "Kanye has always dressed me, he's always styled me," Kim Kardashian said of ex-husband Kanye West during the premiere episode of her new Hulu reality series The Kardashians By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 14, 2022 10:49 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Kanye West was almost ready for a career change, according to Kim Kardashian. In Thursday's premiere episode of the star's new Hulu reality series The Kardashians, Kim, 41, was out to lunch with sisters Kourtney and Khloé when she revealed that her ex said he wanted "to quit everything and dedicate his life to being my stylist." "I think he should do a little music, a little Adidas designing, and then he can do that on the side," Khloé, 37, teased, before Kim said in a confessional: "Kanye has always dressed me, he's always styled me." "In the early 2000s, he would literally just send me random emails with all these looks and what my style should be … and he'll send me so many reference pictures. So that's always really been our thing," she continued. For more on The Kardashians, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. However, the SKIMS mogul said there's "also a side of me that wants total independence too." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kevin Mazur/Getty Kim Kardashian Cries to Ex Kanye West Over Threat of Second Sex Tape in The Kardashians Premiere The famous family's new Hulu series premiered Thursday — nearly 10 months after their original reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians ended after 20 seasons in 2021. The new series picks back up with Kim, Kourtney, 42, and Khloé, plus Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, and follows their personal highs, family drama and respective businesses. And much like in the debut episode of KUWTK, the topic of Kim's sex tape was the center of the drama in Kardashians. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. The premiere episode kicked off with the family gathering for an afternoon barbecue. All seemed to be going just fine among the family, but things took a turn when Kim noticed something strange in one of the games on her 6-year-old son Saint's iPad. "There was a picture of my cry-face," said Kim. "And then I looked at it and it said something super inappropriate like 'Kim's new sex tape.' " (The sex tape, which was filmed while Kim was dating rapper Ray J in 2003, went public in 2007 and led to years of controversy for the reality star.) RELATED VIDEO: Kim Kardashian and Ex-Husband Kanye West Put on Amicable Front at Son Saint's Soccer Game Later, Kim got on the phone with her lawyer to discuss the alleged existence of new, unreleased footage from the original tape. She then broke down in tears while discussing the potential scandal with West, 44. Kim filed for divorce from West in February 2021, after nearly seven years of marriage. Along with Saint, the former couple share kids North, 8, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 2½. "Over my dead body is this s--- going to happen to me again," she said to West. "I just want it gone. This is not going to f--- with me." In a confessional, Kim said West helped calm her down. "He was like 'Listen, you have the power. Nothing will cancel you. Stop worrying about the public perception, you know who you are.'" New episodes of The Kardashians drop on Hulu every Thursday.