Kim Kardashian responds to rumors that she had her ribs removed to fit into Met Gala dress

Kim Kardashian West is responding to rumors that she got her ribs removed just for a look.

In a new interview with WSJ. Magazine, the reality star sets the record straight, explaining how she actually pulled off the extremely body-hugging, wet-effect Thierry Mugler minidress she wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

Kim tells the outlet that the now-iconic dress was made of silicone with a Mister Pearl corset underneath, one so tight that she had to take breathing lessons in order to rock it ahead of fashion's biggest night.

"I have never felt pain like that in my life," Kim admitted. "I'll have to show you pictures of the aftermath when I took it off -- the indentations on my back and my stomach."

As for those "she had her ribs removed" theories online? Kim says they're simply not true.

"I don’t even know if that’s possible," she added.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian West attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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Constantly at the center of the spotlight, Kim frequently finds herself reacting to online trolls. Most recently, the mother of four was accused of cultural appropriation for naming her new shapewear line "Kimono." Following all the negativity, Kim has since decided to rename it.

"You would think we would have obviously thought it through a little bit deeper," Kim explains. "I'm the first person to say, 'OK, of course.' I can't believe we didn't think of this. I obviously had really innocent intentions. But, let's listen. And I want to really listen. And I want to really take it all in."

"I do love Japan," she continues. "My husband [Kanye West] was in Japan when all of this was happening. It's a place that we love and go to. I have such respect."

Although the new official name of the shapewear line has yet to be announced, Kim says she and her team are "figuring it all out now" and are tossing around the idea of calling it "Solutionwear."

"I do realize, though, that there might be more eyes on me and my brand, and so I have to tune it out and really learn and really grow and have to realize that maybe there is a different standard," she says. "Do I feel held to a higher standard? I'll take responsibility for that and do the right thing."

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are seen outside the mark hotel on May 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are seen outside the mark hotel on May 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's 2019 Costume Institute Benefit "Camp: Notes On Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seen out on the 2019 MET Gala day on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West seen out on the 2019 MET Gala day on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the 2019 Met Gala celebrating 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion" inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on December 03, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on December 03, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West pose at the opening night of the new musical "The Cher Show" on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on December 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "The Cher Show" at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 03: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West arrive at "The Cher Show" Broadway Opening Night at Neil Simon Theatre on December 03, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for The Cher Show )
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West on December 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West on December 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian is seen wearing a Versace dress with Kanye West outside the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Collection on December 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian is seen wearing a Versace dress with Kanye West outside the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Collection on December 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: Kim Kardashian (L) and Kanye West attend the Versace Pre-Fall 2019 Runway Show at the American Stock Exchange in the Financial District on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 21: Kim Kardashian , Kanye West and La La Anthony attend Teyana Taylor Album release Party at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 21, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 21: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend Teyana Taylor album Release Party at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 21, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 21: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend Teyana Taylor album Release Party at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 21, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Prince Williams/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West leave a restaurant on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West seen on the streets of Manhattan on June 15, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West seen on the streets of Manhattan on June 15, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Kim Kardashian, North West and Kanye West arrive to The Polo Bar on June 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take North West to Polo Bar on June 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Kim Kardashian, North West and Kanye West arrive to The Polo Bar on June 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West attend the Nas "Nasir" Album Listening Session on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West attend the Nas "Nasir" Album Listening Session on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Common (L), Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian West (C) attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "The Kardashian Family vs. The West Family" - The hour-long episode will feature the family that everyone has been waiting to see battle it out on "Celebrity Family Feud," the Kardashian family vs. the West family! The season premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud" airs SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen via Getty Images) KANYE WEST, KIM KARDASHIAN WEST, KIM WALLACE
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - "The Kardashian Family vs. The West Family" - The hour-long episode will feature the family that everyone has been waiting to see battle it out on "Celebrity Family Feud," the Kardashian family vs. the West family! The season premiere of "Celebrity Family Feud" airs SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Byron Cohen via Getty Images) KANYE WEST, KIM KARDASHIAN WEST, KIM WALLACE, JALIL PERAZA
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on January 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG022/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the Yeezy after party on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West are seen on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
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