By now, you've almost certainly seen the nude Kim Kardashian photos that graced the cover of Paper magazine. If not, welcome back from Mars, and enjoy.
Kim's gotten naked for other magazines in the past, but for some reason, the Paper pics went insanely viral and even though Mrs. West may not have succeeded in "breaking the Internet," her giant, oily badonkadonk certainly blew a few minds.
Some folks reacted to the sight of that huge alien booty with accusations of heavy Photoshopping, but no one involved in the shoot would come clean. Until today:
"Every cover of every magazine is airbrushed on some level," Paper editor Mickey Boardman said in a recent in interview with Us Weekly. "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 is some retouching to clean things up a bit and make things long amazing."
"That's what retouching is. It's not building an ass that isn't there or taking 50 pounds off the waist."
Okay, maybe not 50 pounds, but an inch or two can certainly go a long way toward making an already giant butt look cartoonishly ginormous.
But hey, at least we finally got some sort of confession. And so ends Booty-Gate 2014. Now let's all enjoy the finest Kim Kardashian butt cover memes the Internet has to offer: