Kim Kardashian West was left "badly shaken" after being held at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room.

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West

The reality TV star was in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week when masked men dressed as police officers broke into her room.

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday (03.10.16) and it's thought her two children, North, three, and nine-month-old Saint were not with her at the time.

A spokesperson confirmed: "Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint inside her Paris hotel room this evening by two armed masked men dressed as police officers.

'She is badly shaken but physically unharmed."

It is not yet known if anything was taken during the attack, whether her security team stopped the attack and what hotel it took place in.

Kim's sisters Kourtney and Kendall are staying at The Peninsula Hotel in the city but a spokesperson for the hotel said it "is not aware of any of its guests being attacked in our hotel".

Kim's husband Kanye West was performing in New York at the time but stopped halfway through after he was told what had happened to his 35-year-old wife.

During his sing 'Heartless', he told the crowd: "I'm sorry, I'm sorry. Family emergency, I have to stop the show."

Kanye was the headliner for the Meadows Music & Arts Festival but a festival rep came on stage about 10 minutes after he left and said the set was cancelled as Kanye was no longer on the site.

Hours before the incident, Kim praised her security team, posting a picture on Instagram of one of her bodyguards and joked: "This guy is always in my shot!"

Last week, her bodyguards protected her when well-known celebrity prankster Vitalii Sediuk when he tried to kiss her famous behind.