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Kanye West says he wanted a family

1 of 1 Kanye West, Kim Kardashian
Kanye West, Kim Kardashian

Kanye West has spoken about how fame is akin to being "catapulted into space" without a suit but that he has his "astronaut family" to guide him through.

The 36-year-old star and fiancée Kim Kardashian, who are parents to baby daughter North, were subjected to controversy following the release of his provocative Bound 2 video.

"Well, I've got my astronaut family. You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space - sometimes without a space suit," the hip-hop star told Interview magazine.

"We've seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things. But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family..."

He added: "I mean, it's not like I'm the guy in The Hunger Games begging for people to like me. I'm almost the guy with the least amount of 'likes'.

"I wanted a family. So god gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that's greater."

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