Kim Kardashian On Paris Robbery: 'It Was Meant To Happen'

The reality show queen has finally spoken publicly about her traumatic experience.

Kim Kardashian visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 27, 2017 to give her first TV interview about the infamous Paris robbery—and she didn't hold back any details.

"It was almost 2:30 in the morning," Kardashian explained. "But what was crazy is meeting with my attorneys and knowing the information that I know now, they had been following me for two years. They had been hearing interviews that I did, getting excited about this jewelry or this jewelry, and saying that it's real."

She went on, "The door was locked; I didn't answer the door. They held a gun up to the concierge that was downstairs and said, 'Let us up. Where's the rapper's wife?'"

"He let them up to the room and he opened the door for them—handcuffed, but opened the door," Kardashian, who was robbed of a reported $10 million worth of jewelry, continued. "They'd handcuffed him and tied him up him in the stairwell so he couldn't [escape]."

"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," the 36-year-old said. "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."

Since Kardashian was robbed, 17 people were reportedly taken into custody by French police, who suspect that the crime may have been an inside job. Kardashian has also made several changes to further ensure her protection against similar crimes in the future, including hiring a brand new security team.

Despite the additional security measures she's taken, Kardashian is still, understandably, shaken by the event. However, she's believes that the whole ordeal was supposed to happen to her—because, she says, it's changed her for the better.

"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," Kardashian said, holding back tears. "I'm such a different person. ... 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."

Kardashian goes on to explain how everyone loves to show off their new pieces of jewelry or their new cars on social media because they're proud of their accomplishments and they're proud of their success. But, Kardashian said, "It's not worth it."

"I don't care to show off the way that I used to. ... it's just not who I am anymore," Kardashian, who shares two children with husband Kanye West, told DeGeneres. "I'm so happy that my kids get this me and that this is who I'm raising my kids [as]. Cause I just don't care about that stuff anymore. I really don't."

We're glad Kardashian's able to see the silver lining of her burglary, but we don't know we'd be that quick to accept that robbery at gunpoint is meant to be.