North West asked mom Kim Kardashian why she's famous and her response is hilarious
It's one of the greatest puzzles of the modern age: why are the Kardashians famous?
We understand that their dad, Robert Kardashian, was a pretty big deal as an attorney, and - yes - we obviously remember that Kim K went viral after her sex tape with Ray J got leaked in 2007... but why are they *still* famous in 2019? They don't sing or dance or act. They don't write or direct or produce. A couple of them have makeup and clothing lines, sure, but that alone does not account for the extreme level of fame they enjoy.
It's a great mystery of life - one that even members of the Kardashian family have started to question.
Yes, the notorious family's very own North West - Kim's oldest child with husband, Kanye - is now at an age where she realises that her folks aren't what most of us would consider to be "normal".
Luckily for her, though, she was actually in a position to ask what the situation was with their fame, and how exactly they had come to achieve it.
Speaking on The Big Boys radio show, Kim said: "[North] was like, 'Mom, why are you famous?' And I was like, 'Oh. OK. I'm going to have to explain this.' And I'm like, 'We have a TV show.' And she was like, 'Oh...OK.'"
But the conversation has continued since then, with Kim telling Jimmy Kimmel this week that she and her sisters have made a conscious effort to ensure that their children understand their situation, and what it means to be famous.
North has just about grasped what this means - enough to show up her parents, anyway.
"The other day I took North to a wedding and she was rolling down the window and going: 'Kim Kardashian's in here!' like, screaming to all the drivers, saying: 'Hi! I'm North West! Kanye West is my dad!'" Kim told Kimmel. "And I was just, like, 'Oh my gosh,' rolling up the window and putting on the child-lock."
You can check out the clip here:
Kimmel then went on to show a preview of the new series of KUWTK, in which North asks why people keep taking pictures of her and her family wherever they go.
Kim clearly has a good-natured response to this, and tells her child that "Daddy is a singer, performer, artiste," and that, "Mommy... has so many talents I can't even begin to name them."
The interaction is actually a lot cuter than it sounds:
And you know what, watching those clips, it's slowly becoming more apparent why the Kardashians are famous.
No, they can't sing or direct or write or whatever else amounts to a talent worthy of fame these days - but they are endlessly entertaining to watch, and their drama is totally unrivalled... and maybe that's enough.