The reality star also weighed in on the controversy surrounding her the original name of her shapewear brand.
Kim Kardashian has revealed her lupus scare pulled her into a "little depression."
During Sunday's season premiere of "KUWTK," Kim tested positive for both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis antibodies. Although the reality star explained viewers will have to wait until next week to find out her test results, Kim reassured everyone that her health is "under control."
"We figured out what the problem is, and I, unfortunately, had to get put on medication to stop the symptoms," Kim told NBC's Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. "I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me so luckily, right now everything is under control."
"But autoimmune issues are really scary," Kim continued. "When something happens, you definitely -- when you get a diagnosis -- I didn't think I'd be one of those people, but before I knew what it was, when it's really up in the air, you get in your head and you create, you think of every worse possibility of what's gonna happen and how you're going to live your life."
She added, "You really do get into this little depression for a minute and I got myself out of it, but it was really scary to have to go through that."
Watch @kimkardashian's full interview with @savannahguthrie and @hodakotb about the launch of her shapewear line, @skims, how her kids are doing, studying to become a lawyer and more. pic.twitter.com/2jZ3L2pVQJ— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 10, 2019
The KKW Beauty founder also spoke about studying law and why she loves the subject. And it seems like Kim's studies are coming along nicely -- so good in fact, her attorneys thought she had cheated on a test because she did so well.
"Last night there was a big party last night, we're here in New York, it's Fashion Week and I have a test coming up so I had to stay in and study," she recalled.
"I love it," she added. "What's really surprising to me is I took a test a week ago and my attorneys, who are overseeing everything, they said, 'If I wasn't sitting here watching you take this test, I would totally thought you cheated.' I don't know if I'm really good under pressure and I logically really think about how I would handle something and how the law is and I, I love it."
Also during her interview, Kim recalled the controversy surrounding the name of her shapewear line, SKIMS, which launches today. If you recall, the brand was originally titled Kimono, and received major backlash as people accused Kim of cultural appropriation. After the uproar, Kim changed the name.
"For the name, Kimono, for me, when I looked at the name and the team presented that name, I thought, 'Oh, my gosh, how cute, my name,'" Kim began. "I'm so inspired by the Japanese culture, I didn't understand that it would have been offensive. We ran it by retailers, we ran it by a bunch of people that we respected. Everyone seemed to really like the name."
She added, "As soon as it came out, there was so much backlash, and I didn't respond immediately. I waited a good day to see how I felt about it and I called a lot of my friends and I called a lot of people to get advice from it and I really understood."
"I would never want to intentionally disrespect a culture and hurt my brand and have that association and I understood," she concluded. "So it wasn't even a thought, I changed the name."
“I’m so inspired by the Japanese culture. I didn’t understand that it would’ve been offensive… I would never want to intentionally disrespect a culture.” @KimKardashian talks about originally naming her shapewear line “Kimono” pic.twitter.com/p1SzIZg9Rg— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 10, 2019
Although there were millions of garments printed with the Kimono label, Kim reassured the shapewear items didn't go to waste and they were able to relabel them.
The reality star -- who is using everyone from her sisters Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie and mom, Kris, to friends like Alice Marie Johnson as models for the shapewear brand -- expressed that she's never been "so excited" about a project as she is about SKIMS.
"It was really exciting to me to start a brand that was a necessity," she said of shapewear, which she's worn for a decade. "I wanted people and women to feel confident and comfortable...I don't think I've ever been so excited about a project or so confident about something."
You can find more info about SKIMS, which launches today, here. And catch "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Sunday nights on E!
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