North West, daughter of app and beauty mogul Kim Kardashian West and Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West, has given her first “tell-all” interview at the age of four, accompanied by her artwork (well, she is her father’s daughter).
No stranger to the spotlight, she featured in her first Vogue spread captured by Annie Leibovitz at 10 months and wore Chanel in CR Fashion Book one month later, is a Keeping Up With the Kardashians and front row regular, and the focus of hordes of paparazzi on a daily basis, frankly, it’s surprising that a compelling sit-down and cover shoot has taken so long.
For the September issue of Interview magazine, the pint-sized heiress fielded questions from other A-listers, including model Kaia Gerber (daughter of 90s supermodel Cindy Crawford), Strangers Things actor Millie Bobby Brown, Sean and Jayden Federline (Britney Spears’ sons), Penelope Disick (her first cousin and fellow reality TV star, daughter of Kourtney Kardashian and Lord Disick), and the late Andy Warhol (who founded Interview magazine in 1969).
At a time when the Klu Klax Klan are back on the rise and North Korea are firing actual missiles, her answers are refreshingly distracting, and surprisingly relatable, like her love of cheese, particularly on pizza.
“Just Cheese! Cheese, cheese – everywhere cheese,” North explains.
Other revelations include: North carries toys and makeup in her handbag, particularly when she is going to church, she does her nails “very well”, Jasmine is her favourite Disney Princess, her family’s nickname for her is “Bubs”, her purple dress is her most beloved and her best friend is her “Mama”.
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Her favourite colour is “rainbow” (you couldn’t expect the daughter of Kimye to chose but one colour, surely?), she gives toys to her 20-month-old brother Saint West, while she and Penelope are planning on a four-day sleepover and a “rainbow princess cake” baking party with their matching teacup Pomeranian dogs [North’s is sometimes called Sushi, other times Diamond, while Penelope called her’s Honey].
Kim Kardashian West with daughter North West.
With music running through their veins, fellow celebrity offsprings, Sean and Jayden Federline, made sure to ask about her favourite song.
“My daddy’s song Amazing. So amazing,” she said, ensuring to plug the family businesses, like the good little capitalist her grandmother Kris Jenner has helped rear.
North’s interview was accompanied by a Steven Klein shoot with her bestie, Kim, dressed as Jackie Kennedy. “America’s New First Lady,” the cover line shouts.
After taking a break from the spotlight following a robbery at gunpoint in Paris in October last year, Kardashian West spoke to author and activist Janet Mock on subjects such as maintaining privacy post-robbery and post-Kanye West’s public rants, raising mixed-race children, the changes to her identity, the influence her fans have on her and what she thinks about constantly being referred to as “not talented”.
“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy,” she said.
However, some notable issues were glazed over, particularly when she was asked about handling controversies within the family, but didn’t mention their controversial dealing of their brother Rob Kardashian’s incident of revenge porn against his ex-fiancee and the mother of his daughter, Blac Chyna, last month. Chyna also accused Rob of domestic violence but no charges have been brought.
The Kardashian family have refused to comment on the incident.
Interestingly, while Kardashian West was dressed as Jackie O, and in the accompanying interview dubbed “America’s New First Lady,” at a time when her husband plans to run for the US Presidency in 2020, there was no mention of politics or the current social issues dividing the nation.