Credit: Timothy White/E! Network Photo: Rob Kardashian Smolders

Ah, the age-old excuse: “Mom made me do it!”

Momager Kris Jenner is definitely the puppet master behind the Kardashian empire. Rob Kardashian told OK Magazine that his mother is the reason he joined Dancing With the Stars. “My mom pretty much forced me to do this show,” Rob dished. And he’s not the only one: “She did the same thing to Kim and now she’s doing it to me.”

But our favorite reality bro seems to take it all in stride, adding that his mama gave him some sweet advice: “Always smile and be yourself and let people see a side of you that they’ve never seen when they watch our show.”

See, it’s not all tough love as long as Kris gets her ten percent!

Source: OK Magazine