Kanye West might be AWOL from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but when it came to his much-ballyhooed engagement to Kim Kardashian, he made sure the show's cameras were there to record his for posterity.
In an interview with New York radio station Hot 97 yesterday, Yeezy revealed that while he doesn't appear on KUTWK for reasons having to do with his own personal aesthetic, he gave the greenlight for producers to shoot his over-the-top proposal out of love for his fiancée.
"When we got engaged...I made sure the show was there [filming] because I felt like that's something that would make her happy," West told host Angie Martinez. "Regardless of how it was shot, I felt like this is a moment she would like to have and would like to share, and just have that documented. And we could decide later or not if we wanted to air it."
Kanye added that their commitment to the relationship and the fact that they start "making sacrifices" with what both think is cool or not cool and "let go" to each other make them a stronger couple.
Martinez said that despite the two coming from two disparate worlds—he's a rapper, she's a reality star—the pair have "made it work." However, Angie was quick to note that while Kim "brightened" Kanye up and made him more open, she thought Kardashian seems a little more "muted" lately.
That prompted West to bring up the time Kim slammed Katie Couric on Instagram for being a faux friend after the TV host sent them a baby gift following the birth of their daughter North only to diss the Kardashians in an interview when she wondered why the clan is even famous.
"I woke up in the middle of the night cause I made a stack to do our thank you cards and I found a note with her baby gift and I took a picture of it and I said, 'Babe, what do you think? Should I Instagram this and say something crazy, like blast her for fake being nice?" recalled Kim. "Because she probably wanted us on the show or something."
Clearly, Kardashian has no problem speaking her mind.
Kanye proceeded to sing the praises of his fiancée, calling Kim "the most beautiful woman of all time."
In other parts of the interview, the hip-hopster talked about when he first laid eyes on his ladylove, calling their love story "a love story for the ages" and a "Romeo and Juliet kinda thing."