The star rose to fame in 2007, when a 2002 encounter she had filmed with then-boyfriend Ray J leaked.

Kim Kardashian has acknowledged that discussing her infamous sex tape on the first season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians helped her “deal” with her emotions.

The star rose to fame in 2007, when a 2002 encounter she had filmed with then-boyfriend Ray J leaked online, just as Kim and her family were preparing to launch their reality show on E !.

At the time, Kim addressed her reasons for agreeing to shoot the X-rated clip during an on-camera chat with her older sister Kourtney, stating that she did so, “because she was horny and wanted.”

Now, as the end of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians series looms, Kim admits that talking about tough topics on the show has helped her process the ups and downs of her life.

During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the mother of four said, “I think obviously as producers, I’m sure they loved it. And we loved wanting to talk about the elephant in the room. And I probably wouldn’t have, unless it was for the show. “

“Sometimes I felt like, ‘Okay, I know I should probably deal with it and be done with this. Someone is going to ask me, so I better ask. ‘

“In a way, filming has helped us deal with things, rather than sweep them under the rug. At the end of the day, I was always open and honest and wanted to share everything that was going on. I wasn’t going to hold back. “

Executive producer Farnaz Farjam also spoke about Kim’s decision to comment on the on-air sex tape, revealing that she did not go along with the plan at first.

Farnaz said: “I remember that Kim was in conflict about it, because he hated everything that happened around that film. We all talked about, “We have to own all the controversy around this family,” and we jumped on both feet in the first episode. Then the audience can get to know them on a much deeper level than what has made the tabloid headlines. “

The twentieth and final season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in March, and Kim has remained honest with fans, recently admitting on the air that her current divorce from third husband Kanye West has left her feeling like a “failure.”

The last episode of the story will debut on Thursday.