Ciao, Kanye! Chart-topping rapper Kanye West has been making the most of his final few days as a bachelor, enjoying the romance of his favorite Italian city, Florence.
In an exclusive interview with Florence's La Nazione newspaper on Friday, May 16, West revealed why he and fiancee Kim Kardashian love the city, and said that baby North was likely conceived there.
"I adore Florence," he shared. "I love Italy and the Italian lifestyle. To tell you the truth, I already came to the banks of the Arno [river] with Kim last year, just the two of us, incognito."
"I think that our daughter North was conceived here among the Renaissance masterpieces," he continued. "It was our first honeymoon. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world—for me the most beautiful in Europe.”
West's outpouring of love for the Italian city adds fuel to reports that Florence will be at least one of the locations for his wedding next weekend, May 24, one of the most anticipated celebrity nuptials of the year.
And the Yeezus hitmaker revealed he's very excited for his big day. "[I'm] very happy," he said. "I am a romantic: for Mother’s Day I gave Kim a wall of flowers. Family is everything for me, the antidote to the pressure of fame. Family and creativity relax me. I am happy to create for my family.”
While in Florence, West has been studying with fashion designer Ermanno Scervino, whom West describes as an "inspiration." The excited husband-to-be says Kardashian is his muse.
"I consult her on elegance and what I wear," he revealed. "And she does the same for me. Today as a musician I like to dress in a less showy way than in the past.”
As well as studying with Scervino, West has been making music in the ancient Italian city and is working on an album which will serve as a permanent memento of this exciting time in his life.
"I am composing a whole album, Made in Florence," the rapper said.