Kim Kardashian admits Paris Hilton 'gave me a career,' declares she'd do 'anything' for her

Kim Kardashian West will always remember who helped her launch her now-massive career.

On Sunday, a promo for the upcoming 17th season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians arrived, and in it, Kim and her younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, discuss the former helping out her longtime friend, Paris Hilton. Kim stars in Paris' music video for her single with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, "Best Friend's A**," which dropped in May. When Khloe tells Kim how thoughtful it is for her to participate, she responds that feels she owes the hotel heiress.

"I really would wanna do anything for her," Kim says. "She literally gave me a career. And I totally acknowledge that… It's like, I'm trying to get everything done before the Met [Gala] and everything done before the baby comes, but I would drop it for her because that's important to me, to be loyal to people."

"It will go a long way," Khloe responds.

Long before the Kardashians and Jenners had their hit reality TV show, Kim and Paris were best friends. She even worked for Paris, appearing in a 2003 episode of The Simple Life as her closet organizer.

As Kim rose from obscurity, the pair drifted apart for a few years. But by 2012, the two rekindled their friendship and have remained close ever since, attending each other's parties and sharing loving posts online throughout the years. In 2018, Kim's husband, Kanye West, reached out to Paris to ask her to do a photo shoot in promotion of the Yeezy Season 6 clothing line. In the resulting photos, Paris channels Kim's style with blonde locks and Yeezy sweats.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: *** EXCLUSIVE *** HIGHER RATES APPLY; CALL FOR IMAGE Heiress Paris Hilton (pictured with bodyguard Adrian Gardi) and her friend Kim Kardashian in Darlinghurst on New Years Day on January 01, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by PhotoNews International Inc./Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 03: (VARIETY OUT) (L-R) Kim Kardashian, socialite Paris Hilton and actor Anton Yelchin attend the after party following the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Alpha Dog" at the Cinerama Dome on January 3, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31: *** EXCLUSIVE *** HIGHER RATES APPLY; CALL FOR IMAGE Heiress Paris Hilton nearly causes a riot as she shops with friend Kim Kardashian in Paddington on December 31, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by PhotoNews International Inc./Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31: *** EXCLUSIVE *** HIGHER RATES APPLY; CALL FOR IMAGE Heiress Paris Hilton nearly causes a riot as she shops with friend Kim Kardashian in Paddington on December 31, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by PhotoNews International Inc./Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 31: *** EXCLUSIVE *** HIGHER RATES APPLY; CALL FOR IMAGE Heiress Paris Hilton nearly causes a riot as she shops with friend Kim Kardashian in Paddington on December 31, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by PhotoNews International Inc./Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Dallias Tupou (center) (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton during Paris Hilton Sighting in Sydney - December 29, 2006 at Sheraton on The Park in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Photo by John Stanton/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29: *** EXCLUSIVE *** HIGHER RATES APPLY; CALL FOR IMAGE Heiress Paris Hilton causes a near riot as crowds gather in Bondi to watch her (and friend Kim Kardashian) shop on December 29, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. The bought so much, later it had to be delivered to her hotel. (Photo by PhotoNews International Inc./Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Nick Cannon *Exclusive* (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for William Rast)
LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 30: (L-R) Model Caroline D'Amore, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian arrive at the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino during the club's anniversary party early on September 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Paris Hilton (wearing a traditional Dirndl costume), with Kim Kardashian (Photo by EyesWideOpen/WireImage)
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian during US Weekly's Hot Hollywood: Fresh 15 - Red Carpet and Arrivals at Area in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Us Weekly Magazine)
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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton during Paris Hilton's CD Release Party at Privilege - Red Carpet at Privilege in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Paris Hilton, The Game and Kim Kardashian during Paris Hilton's CD Release Party at Privilege - Inside at Privilege in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton and Kim Kardashian (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Warner Bros. Records)
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Scott Storch, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Brandon Davis and Caroline D'Amore ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Stuart Morton/WireImage for MAC Cosmetics)
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian during Prada Celebrates the Los Angeles Opening of "Waist Down - Skirts By Miuccia Prada" at Prada in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Nicky Hilton, Paris Hilton, Caroline dAmore and Kim Kardashian (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Caroline d'Amore, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton during Paris Hilton at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel and Casino Resort at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian during T-Mobile Sidekick 3 Launch - Inside at 6215 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Heiress and actress Paris Hilton (L) and fashion stylist Kim Kardashian (Nick Lachey's new love interest) at the private party for the new campaign of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 1996 by Karl Lagerfeld held at a Beverly Hills residence. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Afterward, ET spoke with Paris about taking part in the campaign.

"They called me and said that Kanye wanted me to be a part of the Yeezy campaign and then they came and got me ready," Paris recalled. "I looked in the mirror and I'm like, 'Oh my god! I look like a Kim clone!'"

"I thought it was awesome that there were so many girls that did it," she added, noting that they enlisted several women to channel Kim. "I love the line, it's very sexy."

While discussing her and Kim's long, complicated relationship, Paris stated: "We've known each other since we were little girls. It was a fun thing to do."

Keeping Up With the Kardashians season 17 premieres on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on E!

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