Say what you will about Kimye, Kanye West has never been shy about professing his undying love for his wife Kim Kardashian. From radio interviews to TV appearances to songs, time and time again, the “Yeezus” rapper has shouted his love for the reality starlet from multiple rooftops. As bizarre and eccentric as the things he says can be, it's refreshing to see a man who is so bold and unapologetic about declaring his admiration for his woman. For a couple that is so averse to smiling, these two are always laughing when they're together, and it's apparent how much he adores her. #RelationshipGoals
Here are a few of Kanye West’s over-the-top displays of affection for Kim Kardashian, showing the world he loves Kim just as much as he loves himself — a lot.
1. The most beautiful woman of all time!
“Okay, ladies and gentlemen,” he announced during a radio interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. “All barber shops, fashion designers, architects, corner stores, Wall Street, all over the world: Y’all acting like this ain’t the most beautiful woman of all time! I’m talkin’, like, arguably of human existence — the top 10 of human existence.”
2. A love story for the ages
“I felt like our love story is like, a love story for the ages,” West told Hot 97′s Angie Martinez. “I felt like when we first got together, it was like a Romeo and Juliet kind of thing, where it’s like … she’s a reality star, and I’m a rapper.”
3. The most intriguing woman
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue,” West told Ryan Seacrest shortly after Kardashian shared a swimsuit seflie via Instagram. “She’s like the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like every day… Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.”
4. What he was willing to do to be with her
"There's times when I wasn't with [Kim], I wanted to be with her so bad I thought about taking up sports," he confessed to Kris Jenner on her short-lived talk show Kris.
5. She’s worth it
"I can have people saying this is going to damage your credibility as an artist or a designer, and I say I don't care, I love this woman," West told Kris Jenner on Kris. "When the paparazzi surround you, people know you don't like paparazzi, and they say, 'Why would you be with this person?' I’m being with this person because I love this person, and she's worth it to me."
6. Discussing Kim's fashion choices
"Nobody can tell my girl what to do,” West told W magazine. “She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from. One beautiful thing is that as she discovers it, the world discovers it. For her to take that risk in front of the world, it just shows you how much she loves me. And how much she actually loves the opportunity to learn. You got, like, a million companies saying, 'This is impacting your brand! This is impacting your fans! And blah blah blah.' But she still sees this light of beauty."
7. Giving her time to do her thing
"And I fell in love with Kim/ Around the same time she fell in love with him/ Well, that's cool baby girl, do your thing/ Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team," Kanye famously proclaimed in “Way Too Cold” about Kim’s relationship with ex-husband Kris Humphries.
8. A fellow superhero
"What I feel like — 'cause I wanna be married, of course — I feel like the type of girl I would be with is a fellow superhero,” West told Details magazine in 2009. "So we get that 'already flying and now we're just flying together' thing."
10. The real Marilyn Monroe
“Kate Upton ain’t Marilyn Monroe,” West said in an interview with New York’s Power 105.1, referencing the model’s recent cover with Vanity Fair. “Kim is Marilyn Monroe, you know that. She was controversial. She is controversial.”
11. Talented at being beautiful
“In my industry, beauty is a talent,” West said during a radio interview with Power 106 in Los Angeles. ”You know, ‘What is she talented at?’ She’s talented at being beautiful.”
12. Should have a star on the Walk of Fame
“People are so, so dated and not modern. It’s like, there’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame,” West told late night host Jimmy Kimmel. ”It’s ridiculous, old concepts.”
13. Kim’s unfair level of awesomeness
“It’s an unfair level of awesomeness in one person to be that smart, to be that nice to be . . . blatantly fine as hell. Like, one of the most beautiful people of all time,” West proclaimed during a visit to “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.”
14. A dream girl
“Kim is like a fantasy, period. She's like a dream girl and I think a dream girl should live in a dream world,” West said in an interview with Vogue magazine.
15. Because you’re awesome
“Stop everything you’re doing now/ Because baby, you’re awesome,” West sang to Kardashian during a performance at the 2013 Met Gala. “Don’t let nobody get you down/ Because you’re awesome/ You don’t need to listen to your manager/ You must be tired of running through my mind/ Can I come inside? … I’m also awesome …/ I’d rather do nothing with you/ than something with somebody new/ Because baby you’re awesome.”
16. Love at first sight
“I loved her from the first day I saw her, which I said on ‘Bound’ ... I remember seeing pictures of her and Paris Hilton in Australia, and I came to Don C., and I was like, ‘Man, have you ever seen Kim Kardishawn? What’s up with Kim Kardishawn?’” West shared with Hot 97.