Kylie Jenner may have only allowed Tyga and her sisters behind-the-scenes at her Complex cover shoot, but the star, who posed naked for the magazine’s October/November issue, is now giving the world an inside look at what went down.
Jenner released a video of the shoot on her website, in which she’s seen posing for photographer Sasha Samsanova while her sisters look on.
In her interview for the magazine, Jenner talks about her relationship with Tyga, fame, and answers the question we’ve been dying to know since 2014: the real reason behind her lip injections — and as it turns out, it’s about boys.
“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 tells Complex about the reason she started to feel insecure about her lips. “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.”
Which is why, eventually, she secretly got injections, a decision that wasn’t easy for her to overcome — and one that she wishes she had been honest about in the first place.
“I wasn’t even 17 yet,” she says. “What if I came out and said, ‘Oh, yeah, I got my lips done’? What are all those moms going to think about me? These kids, my fans, they’re going to think I’m crazy. I didn’t want to be a bad influence.”
But once she started, she wanted to make them bigger and bigger, resulting in “very painful” fall out from the media. Jenner adds, “It’s annoying to hear every day that you’re just this fake, plastic person when you’re not. Every single day there was a news story about me.”
And judging by one of her latest shades, Love Bite, it’s safe to say that she’s long overcome those kissing insecurities. Why? Her fans have just revealed that the purple-red hue is the exact color of — you guessed it — an actual “love bite.”
And for this reason, Jenner will continue to create shades that her fans flip out over, in turn making her dreams a reality.
“I want to be as big as the other [cosmetic] brands,” she tells Complex. “It’s my dream to be on Forbes.”
And we have a feeling she’ll certainly follow in her sister Kim’s Forbes footsteps.
For more from Jenner’s candid interview, head over to Complex. And tell us: What do you think of the reason behind her lip injections?