Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West‘s ex-girlfriend Brooke Crittendon has stepped up to speak on the hip-hop star’s publicized romance with Kim Kardashian and their baby on the way.
According to Crittendon, she believes the KimYe buzz will be short-lived.
“For Kanye, what other person besides Kim Kardashian is there? There’s Halle Berry, J-Lo and Beyonce but they are all taken. She fits into his brand. Part of being untouchable is having what other people want. It’s about saying, ‘Everybody wants her and she wants me’. That makes sense in Kanye’s world. I know he has had a thing with her for a while. I’m sure he watched her tape. After we broke up, we caught up as friends and he mentioned her, I knew something was there. In Hollywood, you cannot say ‘forever’. Them being together satisfies them for now. Having a baby ticks a box. She wanted kids and it’s his legacy.” (The Sun)
Brooke also narrowed in on Ye’s life behind closed doors and his admiration for rap mogul Jay-Z.
Brooke added: “He definitely had an appreciation for the feminine form and a curiosity. As a celebrity, sex becomes cheap but his obsession with sex was more sophisticated.” Kanye got back with his ex, fashion designer Alexis Phifer, shortly after he broke up with Brooke. The pair became engaged before splitting again in 2008. Then in April last year he began dating Kim and last month he announced they were expecting their first child. Brooke thinks his decision to settle down was inspired by his desire to be like his mentor Jay-Z. She explained: “He admires Jay-Z and they are very close. Over the years Jay has been a role model to him. “Whether it is starting to be more mature, taking chances with clothes or getting married and starting a family, ultimately he takes those cues from Jay.” (The Sun)
According to reports, the former couple hooked up around the mid-2000’s.
Brooke Crittendon: When: 2004 During a brief split with Alexis Phifer, Kanye began dating Brooke Crittendon, an aspiring actress who later wound up with a starring role on BET’s “Harlem Nights.” Crittendon is quoted as likening their relationship to “a trip to Disneyland.” Smash Probability: You don’t go to Disneyland without going on the rides. (Complex)
Kanye broke the news of expecting a baby with Kim K in late December.
The rapper announced at a concert Sunday night that his girlfriend is pregnant. He told the crowd of more than 5,000 at Revel Resort’s Ovation Hall in song form: “Now you having my baby.” The crowd roared. And so did people on the Internet. The news instantly went viral on Twitter and Facebook, with thousands posting and commenting on the expecting couple. (CBS News)