Kim Kardashian Said 'Raising Four Black Kids' Is the Reason She's Pursuing a Legal Career | 22 Words

Kim Kardashian has made a name for herself for, well, pretty much being famous for being famous. But, in recent years, she seems to have ventured beyond her reality TV beginnings.

Following in the footsteps of younger sister Kylie, Kim has created her own beauty line and, in quite a turn of events, the mom-of-4 is becoming a lawyer.

Now she has revealed what exactly inspired her to pursue a career in law, and it's much more personal than she's ever admitted before...

Keep scrolling to learn more.

Kim Kardashian is known for her Keeping Up With The Kardashians fame.

Her family's reality tv show, which first aired over a decade ago, has earnt all of the siblings mega-stardom.

Kim is the second eldest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

Since KUWTK became a smash hit, Kim and her sibling's are now part of one of the most famous families in the world

But in recent years, Kim appears to have ventured off from her reality TV beginnings.

Similarly to her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, the star now runs her highly successful beauty empire, KKW Beauty, and has established herself as a successful entrepreneur.

She is also a big player in the fashion scene.

The reality star has certainly not fallen short of head-turning fashion moments over the years.

But the one thing no one was expecting from her?

That she would enroll on an apprenticeship and train to become a lawyer.

The star announced she was entering the legal realm early last year.

She revealed the news in Vogue's May 2019 issue, announcing that she is training to become a criminal justice lawyer, and is now being mentored by 2 lawyers, Jessica Jackson, and Erin Haney.

The reality star reportedly began a 4-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco last year.

And she will be taking the state's exams in 2022 in order to qualify. So, it's technically not law school, but California is one of the only states in which you can still take the bar exam and train to become a lawyer without a college or law school degree.

It's a huge commitment...

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Given the fact that she is hardly strapped for cash, and has 4 kids, a beauty empire, and prying paps on her plate, it's pretty clear that she is passionate about her future law career.

But, as predicted, the internet didn't know what to make of the star's announcement.

The general consensus was that she should "stay in her lane" and that anything that veers outside the beauty and fashion-related spectacle she has created from her reality TV fame, is totally unacceptable for her to pursue.

Although, if you look at what the star was doing in the months before training to become a lawyer...

It becomes crystal clear that the star is passionate about prison reform.

In 2018, the star pulled off an impressive legal accomplishment.

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She used her celebrity status for good and managed to successfully convince Donald Trump to commute the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother serving life in prison without parole for a non-violent drug crime, VOX reports.

And she didn't stop there.

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The star quietly helped fund the "90 Days of Freedom" Campaign, which has helped free seventeen first-time nonviolent drug offenders and was even called by The White House to advise to help change the system of clemency.

Kim told Vogue she is passionate about making a difference in people's lives.

Despite admitting that she had to "think long and hard about" it, the star believes that with more knowledge, she can make an even bigger difference. “I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more," she explained.

But, she has opened up about the struggles of studying...

Taking to Instagram last year, the star wrote: "Last year, I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple-choice tests monthly." "For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me."

And she has also settled the score on people claiming it's her "money" that allowed her to enroll in the course.

"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." "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 [sic] state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law", which is an in-office law school being apprenticed by lawyers," she added.

And while the Kardashian's superstardom doesn't mesh well with the stereotypical "lawyer" image...

The lawyer gene runs in her blood, as her late father, Robert Kardashian, was an accomplished attorney, who famously defended OJ Simpson.

Kim has opened up about her future law career further in the past...

"I really wanted to study criminal law. I've really enjoyed the process, and have always been curious. The more that I know, the more things I can do help," she explained.

She went on to explain her plans for her own future law firm...

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The reality TV mogul revealed that she would hire ex-inmates exclusively for her firm. "I would have the best firm of formally incarcerated people!"

Earlier this month, Kim revealed she had successfully passed her first year.

With plans to "give up being Kim K" in ten years to start up her own firm.

But, this week, the star has revealed exactly what inspired her to take up a career in law.

And it's much more personal than she's ever amditted before...

Speaking to CR Fashion Book, the star revealed that raising "4 black kids" in America has played a huge part in perusing a law career.

"I'm raising four black kids in this society, and our system is so discriminatory against black and brown people," Kim said.

"I want to do as much as I can to make their lives easier."

She continued:

"I never knew much about the system until I started to dig in."

"And once I learned and saw how many things were wrong, I really couldn't stop."

Over the past few years, Kim admitted that her priorities have changed...

And that she now feels a "duty" to be a role model to her 4 children.

"My evolution on this is probably some combination of growing up, getting married, having kids, and my life being so different than it was when I was starting out," she explained.

"Now, I feel like I have a duty to myself and to my children more than the public and I want to be a good role model for my kids."

Good on her for wanting to make a difference.

We can't wait to see where her law journey takes her next. Want more Kardashian-related news? Keep scrolling to read about Khloe Kardashian's "unrecognizable" transformation.