Rapper Kanye West has compared his ego to a marble table and has said that fatherhood and marriage have changed him.

In an interview with the New York TimesT Magazine, the 37-year-old said: "I feel like now I have an amazing wife, a super-smart child and the opportunity to create in two major fields. Before I had those outlets, my ego was all I had."

Speaking about moving into his new house, West said: "I have this table in my new house. They put this table in without asking. It was some weird nouveau riche marble table, and I hated it.

"But it was literally so heavy that it took a crane to move it. We would try to set up different things around it, but it never really worked."

He added: "I realised that table was my ego. No matter what you put around it, under it, no matter who photographed it, the d*****baggery would always come through."