Kim Kardashian has been cited for speeding after police spotted the reality star apparently being chased by paparazzi on a Los Angeles freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

Kardashian was pulled over on the 101 Freeway near the Van Nuys Boulevard exit, according to CHP spokesman Ming Hsu.

An officer also cited a photographer who pulled over to take photos of the traffic stop, for stopping in a non-emergency situation.

Mr Hsu said the officer spotted three other cars that appeared to be chasing Kardashian's Rolls-Royce, but none of the other vehicles stopped when ordered.

Additional details on the chase were not immediately available.