Reality TV personality, model, entrepreneur, and now podcast host. Kim Kardashian is eager to embark on a new journey and just revealed in an interview that her true crime podcast, The System, will soon be available on Spotify. The first season will be devoted to “a particularly insane case,” which is the execution of a man in Ohio for a triple killing.The founder of SKIMS defended Ohio prisoner Kevin Keith in 2019 who alleges he was unfairly convicted of murder, while she did not specifically name the case’s primary player who will be the focus of the episodes. Kim paid him a visit when he was imprisoned and frequently tweeted that he should be given a fresh trial. She stated that “the world needs to know what happened to him” five years ago, implying that Keith, whose sentence was commuted to life without parole only days before his scheduled execution, was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. By leading the listener on a quest to discover the truth through his new endeavor, he now claims to shed light on the situation.
Her love of justice in general and true crime ( “I’m obsessed. When I was in law school, I had to stop watching Dateline and all the other programs “She confessed) began in 2018, when Alice Marie Johnson, an African American woman convicted of a nonviolent drug crime, was facing life in prison. Kim personally stepped in to prevent her from serving that sentence. She was able to meet with the United States because of her popularity.After serving 21 years in jail, President Donald Trump persuaded the politician to commute the woman’s sentence and release her. Only a few months later, the celebrity started a 4-year apprenticeship at a San Francisco law firm, which in California can be used as a substitute for law school. She hopes to become a lawyer by 2022, following in the footsteps of her father, Robert Kardashian, who achieved fame for representing O.J. Simpson during his infamous murder trial. When asked why she wanted to become a lawyer and aid those who were incarcerated, Kim stated:
I recently came across something on social media that I didn’t think was fair and didn’t comprehend. A woman who never committed a violent act and never received a ticket received the same punishment as Charles Manson for answering the phone as a drug mule. I didn’t get that when I first saw it. What led to this? Did she require a more capable lawyer? I learned more about it because I genuinely didn’t know.
She later continued:
“Okay, I can deal with [pardoning] low-level drug charges, that can connect with me, I reasoned. But until I was sent to a women’s prison, I had no idea that if someone had been slain, I could support it. Their tales were remarkably similar. They all committed a crime in the name of their husband or boyfriend. I mean, I probably did something stupid at some point, and any of us could have been in a similar circumstance if we had made different choices. Once I realized how flawed the system is, I was unable to stop. I have to be as helpful as I can to everyone. Nobody seems to care that these folks are imprisoned and tossed away. It’s very heartbreaking”.
In recent years, Kardashian has concentrated on the issue, helped fund many campaigns to commute sentences and free prisoners, and made several trips to the White House to discuss the systemic issues with the criminal justice system.
She is halfway through law school and aspires to practice law soon after passing the “baby bar,” the first of two exams needed to do so in California, last December. She divides her time between reality shows, SKIMS, advertising campaigns, like the one for Balenciaga, photo shoots (in the most recent one, assisted by dependable hairstylist Chris Appleton, she sports a new ultra-light blond hair look, including eyebrows), and will soon make her podcast debut with The System, all while working toward realizing her dream.