Kanye West wants the world to know that his girlfriend Kim Kardashian is with him for more than his money.
West, the 36-year-old rapper spoke up about his relationship with girlfriend and reality television star Kardashian, 32, who gave birth to his first child North West last June. While Kardashian has been accused of being an opportunist by some in the past, West insists that their relationship has nothing to do with monetary gain.
"She gave me everything. She gave me a support system," West told BBC Radio 1 recently. "She's in a powerful enough situation that she could love me without asking for money, which is really hard for me to find."
West decided to get candid about Kardashian helping him deal with the loss of his mother on the Kris Jenner show last month. Jenner, the 57-year-old talk show host and mother to Kardashian, welcomed the rapper on the finale of her six week talk show pilot.
After West's mother, Donda West, passed away in 2007 during a cosmetic surgical procedure, he has spoken very little about his grieving process.However, the rapper opened up to Jenner about how her daughter and their new baby girl North West was changing his outlook on things.
"After I lost my mother, there were times I felt like I would put my life at risk," West revealed on Jenner's talk show. "I felt like sometimes I didn't have something to live for, and now I have two really special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for."
Kardashian expressed her love for West in an Instagram message complete with a collage of pictures of the couple last June.
"Happy Birthday to my best friend, the love of my life, my soul," Kardashian exclaimed on Instagram. "I love you beyond words!"