Khloe Kardashian is catching a lot of heat for defending her 17-year-old sister Kylie Jenner's relationship with 25-year-old rapper Tyga.
"I think at 16 I was probably fucking someone that was in their 20s, for sure. I wouldn’t say I was even dating, probably just sleeping with them," the 31-year-old reality star told Complex magazine for their August/September 2015 issue. "But again Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old. You’re not gonna say, 'Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?' and have her say, 'Having a slumber party at my girlfriend’s,' or 'Going to prom.'"
She added, "That’s not what Kylie does. Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private plane with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s. It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case."
Her justification for the relationship is somewhat surprising considering Kardashian once called her own relationship as a young teen with an older man "disgusting."
During a 2010 appearance on "The Joy Behar Show," the star explained why she chose to include details of how she lost her virginity in her and her sisters' book Kardashian Konfidential.
"I felt the need to put that in there because I have little sisters. And my situation was not a good situation. I was 14 years old and I was dating an 18-year-old boy, which now I look back and I think that's disgusting," Kardashian told Behar. "But then I thought I was really cool and I was dating an older guy, and I just felt cool. Basically, I got pressured into having sex -- I wasn't ready -- I barely knew my own body. I felt like if I didn't [have sex with him] I would not be cool or this guy wouldn't want to talk to me anymore."
Kardashian went on to say that her parents had forbidden her from seeing the guy, but she continued to sneak around for two months with him. When her parents found out she was still seeing him, she said they went "ballistic," and her father threatened to call the police, to which Behar interjected, "Statutory rape." Kardashian responded, "Yeah, no my dad went crazy on [him]."
Similarly, during an appearance on "The View," filmed on the same day as her appearance on "The Joy Behar Show," Kardashian again spoke of the relationship.
"He was only, I think, 18, but [an age difference of 14 to 18] now looking back that's not a normal thing," she explained. "But I do remember when I was done, after I would say two months of secretly dating this guy, I felt so disgusted with myself."
Kardashian added, "I should have listened to my parents. That's the only reason why I said that publicly. Because I think little girls, teenagers, my sisters need to know; Don't let anybody pressure you, it's not worth it."
Meanwhile, Kardashian isn't the only one in her family who seems totally okay with Kylie and Tyga's relationship. Back in February, the reality star's brother-in-law Kanye West was the first to confirm the two were dating, when he was asked if he thought the relationship was "inappropriate."
"I think he got in early, I think he was smart. They are closer in age than a lot of relationships that I know. I knew Tyga was smart," he told the hosts of Power 105's The Breakfast Club. Adding, "Yeah, I can't speak on nobody's relationship."
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