Kanye West: Why I Won't Be On 'KUWTK'
By JACKIE WILLIS
June 12, 2013
It's not unusual for Kanye West to spout out his opinions, and most recently, he was open to talking about everything from fatherhood to his love for Kim Kardashian as well as his reasoning for not having himself nor his baby appearing on reality TV.
The 36-year-old rapper tells The New York Times, referring to an appearance he made on Keeping Up With the Kardashians where he helped Kim, 32, pick out clothes, "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. Because I just see like, an amazing person that I'm in love with that I want to help."
As for what sort of parent West will be, he assures the public that he will "do anything to protect my child or my child's mother." He continues, "I just don't want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby."
When asked in a roundabout way how his relationship with the mother of his child is going, West admits that it does take effort. "Any woman that you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It's actually easier to focus, in some ways."
He adds, "I'm the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I'm the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me."
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West's sixth solo album, Yeezus, will be released on Tuesday, June 18.