Kim Kardashian defends reality TV, compares it to rap music

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 04: Kim Kardashian attends the Valentino Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2012/13 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on July 4, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Pascal Le Segretain

Kim Kardashian attends the Valentino Haute-Couture show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2012, in Paris.
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(CBS News) Kim Kardashian took on her haters in her latest interview with V magazine, saying reality TV is still relatively new and not fully understood, and comparing its progression to the acceptance of rap music over time.

The 31-year-old star of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" says she doesn't take offense when people say she is famous for being famous.

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"I think it's fascinating, because it's still entertainment, you know? It's fun to see the progression of that idea," explained Kardashian to the magazine. "I think [reality] is still a new form of entertainment that was kind of an unexpected thing."

"It reminds me of rap music. When rap music first came out, people were like, 'We don't understand this, what is this, it's just a fad. But rap music is definitely here to stay, and I think reality shows have proven they are as well. But when something is newer, people don't really understand it."

Kardashian became attached to the rap world in April when she started dating rapper Kanye West.

While many actors have spoken out against the reality TV star, Kardashian continues to reel in money. Forbes estimates that from May 2011 to May 2012, she earned $18 million.

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