Kim Kardashian doesn't want the money and fame to go to her children's' heads as they grow up with the finer—if not finest—things in life. The reality star and business mogul sat down with Van Jones to talk about a number of topics, including the USC scandal where rich and in some cases famous parents have bribed their kid's way into college.
"If they couldn't get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation that they wouldn't thrive in any way," Kim said of her children. "That's what I see is not appropriate...I want my kids to be as grounded as possible. To buy your way into something just wouldn't benefit anybody."
The 38-year-old mother of soon-to-be four young children said that she's moving full steam ahead to becoming an attorney, even though she hasn't obtained a bachelor's degree. The goal has caused her to have to leave her children "a few days a week" to go to the office, and when she is home she said she's "studying all the time." She hopes that her children will one day take note of her sacrifice and get inspired by her efforts.
Now that even more of her time is occupied, Kim admits that Ye has picked up the slack at home while she's been busy. "During the week at night, there's a lot of time I'm like, ‘Babe, you need to take the kids.' He's honestly really stepped it up and I'm so grateful to him for doing that," she shares. "I said, ‘You know what. I have my full-time filming job. I have my beauty business. I work full-time and I'm going to take on another 18 hours a week that's required.' Some people just didn't really understand how it works, and I think people assume that I'm just prepping for the Bar and not actually studying or going to school."
Kim Kardashian "Aced" Her First Mini Bar Test On Route To Being A Lawyer
One test down, more to go.
Last week, Kim Kardashian's Vogue feature revealed that she's working on becoming a lawyer and taking the necessary steps to make it happen. The news came with some criticism from people telling the reality start to stay in her lane, and because of that Kim followed up with a detailed response.
"I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals," she shared on Instagram. "You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it."
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Kim Kardashian is now one step closer to becoming a lawyer after she just aced her mini-bar exam. The mother of three (soon to be four) shared the news on Twitter with just one tweet.
"I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey," Kim previously noted.
Michael Avenatti Indicted On 36 Federal Counts Including Fraud & Embezzlement
Michael Avenatti is in a world of trouble.
Michael Avenatti's worst fears have been confirmed, as the hotshot attorney has been indicted on 36 separate Federal counts. To make matters worse, the overlapping charges might interfere with his client-based relationships, both past, and present. Avenatti stands accused of embezzlement, wire fraud, tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud, and bank fraud, and several other lesser white collar crimes.
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Worst of all, Avenatti may very have taken advantage of a disabled person, with whom he stands accused of pilfering millions of dollars. As CNN went about describing him, Avenatti is one of the highest profile attorneys in the United States, based on his work in the past year or so.
Wednesday's indictment follows informal arraignments in both Los Angeles and New York City, none of which pertain to the allegations waged against him by Nike's executive branch. The company is believed to be readying a class action suit over $20 million they say he extorted through a tertiary party.
For that, a separate trial will be held at the Federal Government's discretion. In a statement posted on his Twitter this afternoon, Avenatti addressed the "bogus nonsense" he felt was coming from his critics. Within the same address, Avenatti reiterated his desire to remain a professional through and through. Before taking on the R. Kelly trial, Avenatti made a name for himself by representing Stormy Daniels in her solicitation suit against the nation's current president Donald Trump.
Kim Kardashian West Admits To Snooping Through O.J. Simpson Evidence Files As A Teen
Her father defended that former NFL star during his murder trial in the ’90s.
Reality star Kim Kardashian West has been making headlines for her work in criminal justice reform, and she announced in a recent interview with Vogue that she planned on becoming a lawyer. She has her sights on taking the bar exam in 2022, but for the Kardashian-Jenner family, Kim’s attorney aspirations aren’t anything new.
Sister Kourtney says, “It’s because she seems to have all the answers or something. Like she just kind of knows.” She continued, “Khloé and I can be a little argumentative with my mom but Kim knows what she needs to say so that my mother can hear it and she can get her point across.”
Kim shared that her love for the law could be traced back to when she was a teenager while her father, the late Robert Kardashian Sr., would work on his cases. Probably the most infamous case linked to the attorney is the 1990s O.J. Simpson trial where the NFL star was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Kardashian was a member of the team that defended Simpson, but the two men were also longtime friends. Kim revealed that during that time she would sneak around her father’s study to examine the evidence stacked against Simpson.
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“On the weekends they used our home as an office, with Johnnie Cochran and Bob Shapiro,” Kim says. “My dad had a library, and when you pushed on this wall there was this whole hidden closet room, with all of his O.J. evidence books. On weekends I would always snoop and look through. I was really nosy about the forensics.”
Unfortunately, Vogue didn’t follow up the revelation with, “Well…what did you see?” It wouldn’t really make much of a difference, anyway, considering Simpson was found not guilty of both crimes in 1995.
Kim Kardashian’s Plan To Become A Lawyer Leaves Fans Both Proud & Confused
Kim Kardashian's following in her father's footsteps.
Yesterday, Kim Kardashian's Vogue feature hit the web and the biggest piece of information pulled from the interview was her plans to study and become a lawyer.
"I had to think long and hard about this," Kim said about her decision. "The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, shit. I need to know more."
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Considering Kim's previous moves of dipping into the political world, her lawyer plans aren't too much of a shock but of course, the internet has a lot to say on the matter. "Kim Kardashian is studying to become a lawyer? Wow honestly didn't expect that, but given who her father was and her slight interest in prison reform, it's not too surprising. If she's serious about this then s/o to her I can fw that," one positive user wrote.
On the other side, some people think this: "This is why we don't take her seriously. A criminal justice lawyer? Why make a mockery of the hard work, diligence, respectability and INTELLIGENCE it takes to be a lawyer? You can have ambition, but not too much. Please stay in your lane."
Peep more reactions below and let us know what you think.
YNW Melly’s Lawyer Claims Rapper’s Lyrics May Be Used In Court
Should lyrics ever be fair game in a court of law?
With his first-degree murder trial looming on the horizon, YNW Melly and his legal team have been preparing accordingly. One of his lawyers, Jason Roger Williams, has reached out to XXL to explain some of the expected angles the prosecutors might take. As it happens, Williams believes the rapper’s lyrics will ultimately be used against him, likely alluding to the ominous “Murder On My Mind.” And while the idea of lyrics being presented as fact in a court of law is likely a slippery slope, it’s a reality Melly and his team may very well have to face.
“It’s unclear, but [lyrics have] certainly been a large part of what has come from that office right now,” Williams broke down to XXL. “They have not used lyrics in court yet, but that seems to be the plan based on what we’ve heard so far.” Such a practice was previously used during Boosie’s 2011 trial, with Williams once again representing a rapper.
“When you look at the police behavior, when you look at the allegations that somehow rap lyrics are potential evidence or suggestive culpability or real life actions—those similarities are present in this case as well, and they were present in Boosie’s case,” Williams explains, acknowledging the dangerous precedent set by such a practice. “The thing that some law enforcement folks just haven’t realized yet is that rap lyrics are just lyrics, just like rock song lyrics are just lyrics, just like Al Pacino’s in his script in Scarface are just words on a page! However, when the person who is rapping is young and African-American, they somehow want to make a leap that these things are not just creative.”
YNW Melly has been in jail since February, after allegedly murdering his former associates YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. Upon his arrest, the success of his recent album We All Shine skyrocketed, culminating in a platinum plaque for the aforementioned “Murder On My Mind.”
50 Cent’s Targets Of The Week: "Hello, Old Friend"
Try as he might, 50 Cent appears incapable of staying his hand.
Shady Records capo Eminem once accused Benzino of being a “Bully,” but little did he know that a true bully was lying dormant within his inner circle. Years later, 50 Cent’s final form has been awakened. Having forsaken the booth in favor of Instagram as his pulpit of choice, Fif’s pent-up aggression and propensity for milking a grudge have benefitted from the rise of “meme culture.” Forget a mic, put MS Paint in his possession. The man will make do accordingly.
It’s terrifying to imagine what chaos might have reigned had 50’s penchant for memes prevailed throughout his iconic feuds. Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Rick Ross (though “Officer Ricky” certainly set the foundation for his digital age modus operandi), and The Game may very well have found themselves reinvented through 50’s mischevious handiwork. A twisted visionary, 50’s perceived lack of moral scruples have come at a cost; the man can’t even pay homage to the dead without receiving backlash.
And yet, this series has come to be a recurring staple for one simple reason: the fans keep coming back for more of 50’s debauchery. Love him or hate him, the Power mogul has done well in prowling the Instagram back alleys, looking for marks on whom to feast.
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By this point, people should come to terms to one simple truth. The Beyhive can feel as volatile and perilous as an honest-to-god beehive. By that logic, planting an unsolicited smooch on Beyonce’s mouth is akin to kissing an actual beehive. Let alone questions of personal space, boundaries, and the watchful eyes of a nearby Jigga-Man, Power star Omari Hardwick’s kiss-seen-round-the-world left the internet quite literally abuzz. Of course, it is within a state of chaos where 50 Cent truly revels, Petyr Baelish-esque. He wasted little time in making light of the situation, going so far as to reimagine Jay-Z as a key Power player.