Kanye West on Kim Kardashian: 'I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around.'

Kanye West has spoken on the absence of friends Beyoncé and Jay Z at his wedding to Kim Kardashian in May.

"It doesn't even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that's all that matters to me", Kanye told GQ magazine in a new interview.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in 2012

Kanye and Jay Z have been friends and work colleagues for many years.

In the interview Kanye also spoke about his love for Kim, the reality star who rose to fame in the late 2000s with her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Referencing the film Step Brothers, Kanye said: "Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur.... Even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur. Kim is this girl who turns me on. I love her. This is who I want to be next to and be around."

Kim Kardashian posted Kanye West's GQ cover to her Instagram page

The 37-year-old also revealed that the rumours that he spoke for 45-minutes during his wedding toast were true.

"What I talked about in it was the idea of celebrity, and celebrities being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name. I said that in the toast."

He added: "And I had to say this in a position where I, from the art world, am marrying Kim. And how we're going to fight to raise the respect level for celebrities so that my daughter can live a more normal life.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian married in Italy in 2014.

"She didn't choose to be a celebrity. But she is. So I'm going to fight to make sure she has a better life."

Kim and Kanye have become one of the most photographed and popular couples of the 21st century.

The rapper recognises their importance and told the magazine: "Now the thing that is the most popular is also communicating the highest level of creativity. The concept of Kimye has more cultural significance than what Page Six could write."
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