Kanye West insists he's not into fame. "I don’t have some type of romantic relationship with the public," he tells the New York Times. "I'm like, the anti-celebrity, and my music comes from a place of being anti."
Which can create issues with his extremely pro-public and pregnant girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. Kanye admits that when he went on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, he got a lot of flack for the scene in which he helps Kim sort through her clothes.
"That was from a place of love," says Kanye. "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."
And now that the rapper and Kim are going to be parents, he swears he "would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother."
Part of that promise is keeping the baby out of the public eye. "I just don’t want to talk to America about my family," says Kanye. "Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby."
Despite Kanye's attempts to keep his private life under such tight control, a Canadian model is doing her best to convince fans that the star is putting on a big act.
Leyla Ghobadi, 24, has come out saying she and Kanye started an affair that continued even after Kim broke the news that she was expecting. "This is going to destroy the Kardashian family," Ghobadi tells Star. "It’s bad. It’s really bad. It’s just embarrassing. But if I were Kim and about to have a baby, I would want to know."
Ghobadi says she met Kanye in Atlantic City last July. The rapper supposedly spotted her in the crowd at his concert and had one of his minions bring her backstage. He eventually invited her back to his room, says Ghobadi. She refused, but met up with him the next night. "We began to make out for a while—and next thing I knew, we were both naked and having sex," she swears, adding Kanye told her his relationship with Kim was "for publicity and nothing serious."
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