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Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kim Kardashian’s New Single Was Kanye West’s Idea

January 20, 2011 01:00 PM by Paula_Kosowski

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If you’re wondering why Kim Kardashian suddenly decided to release a pop song, look no further than Kanye West. Hit hip hop/R&B artist and producer Kanye West convinced Kim Kardashian, of E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians fame, to sing. Keep reading to see why Kim decided to listen to him…

According to TourDates, it was Kanye West’s idea for Kim Kardashian to record a single.

“Kanye was actually one of the people who really talked me into doing it and telling me, like, ‘Hey, look, what do you guys do for fun? You guys go shopping, you go to the movies…Kind of step into our world for a second and have fun,” Kim tells the website.

She admits singing isn’t her forte.

“OK, I’m not a singer,” Kim says. “This isn’t what I do. I have too much other stuff going on.”

Kim says her new single is not the start of a pop career just something she wanted to try after Kanye’s suggestion, according to TourDates.

Kim tells MTV: “I’m just doing it for fun, and The-Dream wrote and produced the song, and Ciara talked me into doing it and said I should meet with him.”

Kim’s new single, “Turn It Up,” will raise money for a charity cause both Kim and The-Dream have personal reasons to support, TourDates says.

Kim tells the website: “Dream’s mother passed away of cancer and so did my dad, so half of the proceeds are going to a cancer organization. It’s just one song, and it’s just for fun.”

Fans got a sneak preview of the song during a New Year’s celebration at Tao night club in Las Vegas. The track has no set release date yet.

Do you think Kanye had the right idea?

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