Naomi Campbell opens up about one of the scariest moments in her life, and why she sympathizes with Kim Kardashian West. More inside…
With a brand new series premiering, Naomi Campbell is hot on the promo trail to promote the new FOX series “Star.”
The iconic supermodel stopped by the “Wendy Williams Show” today where she let us in on something we never knew about her. While talking about her friendship with Kim Kardashian West, the YBF model said she sympathized with Kim during her Paris ordeal because she, too, was robbed in Paris.
“I sympathize with her a lot. I kept mine on the down low, but in 2012 I was attacked in Paris. They followed me from the airport. They attacked me, they opened my car door and said ‘Naomi Campbell we’re going to kill you.’ I didn’t make it so public, I didn’t want it to be.”
The “Empire” star said she took a quick trip from Switzerland to Paris to see fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa. She said she didn’t call any security because she figured she didn’t need it for such a short trip.
“I went to the car, and it wasn’t my normal driver. And it was weird because he had the window rolled down, rolled all the way down. It was freezing cold in November, right before Thanksgiving. I was like, ‘Wait a minute! This is weird.'”
She revealed how skipping out on taking a trip to the pharmacy may have saved her life.
“I wanted to stop at a pharmacy. My papa [Azzedine] called me and said, ‘My daughter, where are you? We’re ready to eat dinner.’ At that point, I abandoned the idea. Thank God because [the incident] was outside Azzedine Alaïa’s shop. That’s where the entrance is to get into the house. [My friends] came out and saved me, basically.
“I don’t know if I’d ever do this again in hindsight — ‘Am I going to let this guy take my bag with all my passports or am I going to fight for it?’ My decision was, ‘I am not letting my bag go.'”
Naomi said she believed Kim’s story soon as she heard it because of her own run-in with robbers and knowing several other high profile celebrities have gone through the same thing over the years. She didn’t drop any names though.
Peep the clip below:
Continuing her daytime TV rounds…
Naomi hit the “TODAY” show to dish on what it’s like playing a mother on “Star,” possibly writing a book about her life and more. Check it below:
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