Kim Kardashian travels to Memphis to meet Alice Marie Johnson in person

Kim Kardashian on managing life as a newfound social justice activist and cosmetics queen

Kim Kardashian on managing life as a newfound social justice activist and cosmetics queen

On Wednesday, the former inmate wrapped the reality TV star in a warm embrace, as she met for the first time the woman who helped win her freedom.

"She said you can go home, you can go home now".

Kardashian West flew into the Memphis airport around 1 p.m. and went to a house in Southaven, Mississippi for a meeting with Johnson and an interview with Hoda Kotb with the "Today" show.

Kim Kardashian and Alice Johnson are sitting down for an interview together!

"This is crazy. This is just insane", said Kardashian, who brought her personal attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, to the meeting.

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Kardashian, who has been working on behalf of the grandma for months, was the first person to tell the nonviolent drug offender about her commutation back on June 6 but this will be the duo's first in person encounter.


"People have been asking me, 'Are you getting into politics?' and no, I'm still doing me", she noted. Literally before you got here, Alice was wringing her hands and we were talking about...

Responding to the decision to grant clemency, Kim tweeted: "BEST NEWS EVER".

"I did what I knew how to do", she said.

Meanwhile, Johnson's life was suddenly intertwined with one of the most famous stars in the world-one she had never heard of before. "She was kind of quiet on the phone, and I know her personality enough to know that she would've been screaming or something". Are you ready to go home?' When she said that, I went into full fledge Pentecostal holy dance!

Kim Kardashian has met the woman she freed from prison, Alice Marie Johnson, for the first time - and she instantly taught her about the magic of Snapchat filters. She said she'd spend the rest of her life thanking Kardashian West and others who helped her. And I can't stop. "I started reading everything that I could about her and everyone was amazed and I was amazed too".

"I plan on continuing to magnify this issue".

Johnson, who was jailed in 1996 for drug trafficking, has said she turned her life around in the slammer and decided that she wasn't "going to just do time or let time do me".

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