Kanye West: Yes, Kim Kardashian Will Take My Name When We Marry
Still buzzing from his over-the-top proposal one week later, West shared more details from his Oct. 21 engagement in an interview with Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday.
"I was nervous," the rapper, 36, admitted of popping the big question to his love. "I was talking to her cousin. I was like, ‘I don’t know, what do you think she’s going to say?’" recalled the normally overly-confident rapper, who triumphantly pulled off a surprise proposal in AT&T Park complete with a live orchestra, 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond, and the magic words scrawled across a Jumbotron. "This is someone else’s feelings. You never know what someone else may feel at the time."
The prodigious talent also divulged how he has wanted to be with Kardashian, 33, since he laid eyes on her many years ago. "I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time," confessed Yeezy, whose relationally-plagued past is conveyed through his smash hits, "Runaway" and "Blame Game." He comically shared, "I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton … and I remember telling my boy … ‘Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?’”
While she was relatively unknown then, the reality TV star and her family have since become household names-- another reason why Kanye, who has expressed his opinion on Kim's nonexistent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, brought up the issue again during the interview. "It's not the walk of singing … it’s the Walk of Fame," he said, noting Hollywood's elitist use of "classism."
"We have our cool table … and there’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue," he explained. "Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day," he said comparing FLOTUS, who has already landed two Vogue covers, to his bootylicious betrothed one.
West also dished details (beyond fighter jets) on their pending nuptials -- "I'd like to get the people who do the Chanel shows [for it]" -- and said he plans to wear a ring once he's married. Perhaps the cool kids will finally let his lady claim her spot when she changes her name, which the artist confirms will happen once they tie the knot. "It’s an unfair level of awesomeness in one person to be that smart, to be that nice to be … blatantly fine as hell," he says of Kardashian. "Like, one of the most beautiful people of all time. She’s not hard to wake up to."