In a sit-down interview with Hoda Kotb, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star explained that she learned of Johnson’s case last year and knew that with her connections, she could make a change.
“Because I knew that I had the resources to do that. It became this mission that I just didn’t want to give up,” Kim said.
The mogul received much backlash over her Oval Office meeting with 45. Kim explained to Kotb that she has no intention of ditching her career to pursue politics but she did make an effort to free Johnson and will continue to help people in need.
“I mean, I think to some people it might seem like, ‘Okay, Kim made a phone call to the president, showed up.’ We had been in talks and working on this for seven months. And it wasn’t an instant thing. It was a lot of work,” Kim said.
“People have been asking me are you getting into politics? Like no. I’m still doing me. But I enjoy this,” she added. “This has fulfilled my heart and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?”
Johnson said that she did not know about Kardashian until she learned she was fighting for her cause. As soon as she did, she began buying every celeb magazine she could so she could learn more about her and husband Kanye West. Till this day, she still keeps their pictures inside her bible and prays for them daily.