Alice Marie Johnson Admits She Had No Idea Who Kim Kardashian Was

Kim Kardashian visiting Alice Johnson in Memphis

Kim Kardashian sat down with Alice Marie Johnson for their first joint interview and detailed the commuted convict's path to freedom.

Hoda Kotb chatted with the pair for an interview that aired Thursday morning and asked Johnson what it was like to receive that life-changing phone call from the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star.

Johnson says she plans to continue to work on behalf of inmates still behind bars.

'It was wonderful. I'm so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. "I've lived it, I've walked with them, I've cried with them". My life is completely intertwined forever with those who were left behind.

"While this administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked hard to better themselves while in prison deserve a second chance", the White House said in a statement about Trump's decision.

Alice, who has been behind bars since 1996, is unfamiliar with Snapchat, and Kim quickly showed her the ropes, switching from filter to filter. She was kind of quiet on the phone and I know her personality enough to know that she would have been screaming, or something. People were listening! I'm telling ya, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming.

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"I love this lady", Johnson said as she hugged Kardashian West at Johnson's sister's home in Memphis. There might've been people around, [saying] like, 'Are you sure you should go to the White House? Are you ready to go home?' When she said that, I went into full fledge Pentecostal holy dance! "I was doing everything".

"I can't stop. I can't stop", Johnson said. She's working on living out her thank you by helping others.

Kanye West's wife seems to be incredibly taken with her new friend.

After the president pardoned Johnson, who had already served two decades of her life sentence, it was Kardashian who delivered the good news. But by operating outside the usual Justice Department clemency protocol, he's drawn criticism that he's playing favorites.

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