"I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and incredible phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers", Kardashian's attorney, Shawn Holley, told ET at the time.
A brief sneak-peek clip from the interview reveals there's a lot of affection between Kardashian and the 63-year-old grandmother, who had been imprisoned since 1996 after receiving a life sentence for cocaine trafficking despite being a non-violent offender with no prior arrests.
Before telling her the happy news, Kim says she first thought Alice knew but could then tell she didn't from her calm silence.
The celeb was met with mixed reactions after her visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with some calling Kim a "pawn" while others applauded her overcoming any ideological differences she has with the President for the better good.
Kardashian West flew into the Memphis airport around 1 p.m. and went to a house in Southaven, Mississippi for a meeting with Johnson and an interview with Hoda Kotb with the "Today" show. "The most incredible, amazing, overwhelming moment of my life", Johnson told CBS This Morningof the phone call. I started screaming and jumping, people were listening. "I hope maybe this inspires more people to talk to the people in power, that you can have an effect over them for the greater good of other people". That you did it.
'I hope to continue important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition'. You fought and you fought until I was free. "It was wonderful. I'm so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. I'd just like to thank her and hug her".
More than a dozen people were lined up across the home where Kardashian and Johnson met.