In Thursday's episode, Kim gives her first TV interview about being bound, gagged and robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year. Ellen DeGeneres begins by saying, "I don't know that everybody understands how horrific that experience must have been for you."
"I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me. I don't want to start crying, but I feel like that was so meant to happen to me," Kim says while wiping away tears. "I'm such a different person. I, um...I don't want to start crying anymore. It was meant to happen to me. I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things. It was probably no secret, and you see it on the show—I was being flashy and I was definitely materialistic before."
"Like I said, everyone gets so excited when they get things. Or, of course when you get engaged, you're going to show off your ring. f you get a new car—I don't care what kind it is—you get so proud and you get so happy and you show that off on social media. But it's just...it's not worth it. Like, I don't care about that stuff," she tells the talk show host. "I don't care to show off the way that I used to. Even though there's nothing wrong, truly—it's OK if you're proud of that and you work so hard and you get something—it's just not who I am anymore."
Kim will be less ostentatious going forward. "It's not to say that I'll never wear jewelry again or anything like that, [but] I truly don't know if I'd ever feel comfortable. I don't know if I'd ever wear real jewelry again," she says. "Just...my whole life as changed as far as how I travel and security. I never thought that I needed security staying outside my door, even though I had a lot of jewelry. If you think about it, yeah, I should have had a security guard outside my door 24/7 when I'm traveling and I didn't. Now, I have several, just for me to be able to sleep at night."
Trying to lighten the mood, Ellen jokes, "How dare them not know your name!" According ot Kim, "He let them up to the room and he opened the door for them—handcuffed, but opened the door. They'd handcuffed him and tied him up him in the stairwell so he couldn't [escape]."
As they entered her apartment, "I was just about to fall asleep, but I was awake," she says. "I heard people running up the stairs. I thought it was my sister and my friend coming home drunk and I was calling out to them. I debated going out or not going out all night, and I was like, 'You know, I'm just going to stay home and pack.' One of my high school friends, who's a stylist, was downstairs in a bedroom and they didn't know that she was there with us. She heard what was going on and she heard me screaming, so she called my sister and my security."
"Automatically, you're stomach dropped. It's a feeling you can't even explain. Like, I knew that was it for me. I said a prayer, like, 'I know I'm going to heaven. I hope my kids are OK, and my husband.' I don't want to cry; you're making me cry," she tells Ellen. "But it does happen really fast. It was a good seven or eight minutes of torture, but when I look back and I analyze it, I'm like, 'OK, they weren't aggressive.' It could have been way worse, so I don't want to sound like I'm not grateful. I'm out, I'm home, I'm safe, I'm such a better person—it's OK. Let's move on."
Kim claims Caitlyn is not being honest about "certain things" regarding her marriage to Kris. "I mean, I feel like it's taken her a really long time to be honest with herself," she says of Caitlyn, who revealed she is transgender in 2015. "I don't expect her to be honest about my mom now, but it's just so hurtful. Like, I just wish her all the success in the world, but not at our expense."