Kanye West Opens Up About Being “In Love” With “Amazing” Kim Kardashian

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Kanye West opens up about his relationship with Kim Kardashian in a rare, candid interview with the New York Times. The rapper — who acknowledges that “90 percent of the time it looks like I’m not having a good time” — tells the paper he’s actually quite happy in his personal life, contrary to relentless tabloid rumors.

“Any woman that you’re in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy,” says West. “It’s actually easier to focus, in some ways. ” In fact, with his new album “Yeezus”set to come out on June 18, it seems Kardashian might deserve some credit for the music. “I’m the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know?” explains West. “I’m the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me.”

West, who calls himself the “anti-celebrity,” is specifically asked about a scene in last season’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” where he seemingly forced Kardashian to throw out all her clothes before buying her a new wardrobe. He tells the Times, “That was from a place of love. It’s hard when people read things in a lot of different ways. You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore.” “And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get,” insists West, adding, “Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with that I want to help.”

West is much more quiet when it comes to the topic of parenthood, simply noting he “would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother.” “I don’t want to explain too much into what my thoughts on, you know, fatherhood are, because I’ve not fully developed those thoughts yet. I don’t have a kid yet,” he says. West goes on to add, “Well, I just don’t want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.”

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