Paper Magazine has come forward to weigh-in on the widespread speculation surrounding cover feature Kim Kardashian over the authenticity of her physical asset.

According to the publication’s editorial director Mickey Boardman, Kim K’s lower backside did not have any editing done to it.

“Every cover of every magazine is airbrushed on some level,” Boardman tells Us. “But what I will say, is that is her butt. It is not padded. It is not augmented. That is all really her. But, yes, there was retouching to clean things up and make things look amazing,” he admitted. “That’s what retouching is. It’s not building an ass that isn’t there or taking 50 pounds off the waist.” (Us Weekly)

Check out what else Mickey had to say about Kim’s photo shoot right here…

Boardman also revealed how much interest Kim had in going to the extremes.

“There was some ass-related thing that was proposed but we weren’t sure what was going to happen,” Boardman explained. “We were really just planning on recreating the [famous] champagne shot…but she came in and was like, ‘Let’s, you know, let’s just go there!’ She and Jean-Paul just got into it with each other and got excited. She’s not shy about taking her clothes off, and the next thing [we knew], magic was happening.” (Us Weekly)

Kim’s rap star husband Kanye West jumped onto his Twitter page to post up the Paper cover and share his reaction.

“#ALLDAY,” Kanye tweeted late November 11. (Kanye West’s Twitter)

According to reports, Hollywood actress Naya Rivera scolded Kim K for being so explicit despite being a mother.

The Glee star seemingly threw shade at the E! star after fans noticed a comment posted on Kim’s Instagram photo of her racy Paper magazine cover from what appears to be Rivera’s account. “I normally don’t. But…you’re someone’s mother…,” the comment read. Naya hasn’t written anything after the fact to confirm or deny that she was actually behind the comment. (E! Online)

Music newcomer Lorde also addressed the cover on social media.