After debuting the first picture of his daughter on national TV, it’s hard to believe Kanye West is the same man that told The New York Times that North West “isn’t America’s baby” just two months ago.
That wasn’t the only controversial thing that Kanye said in the Times interview that ran four days before North West's big debut in June; it looks like fatherhood has changed Kanye—by turning him into a big mush!
In June, the 36-year-old new dad was completely unsympathetic about bombarding Taylor Swift at the VMAs.
"If anyone’s reading this waiting for some type of full-on, flat apology for anything, they should just stop reading right now,” he told the Times.
However in an interview with Kris Jenner, he said, “the last thing I would want to happen to my daughter is some crazy drunk black guy in a leather skirt to come up and cut her off at an awards show.”
That’s not the only thing that changed! Kanye explained his turbulent relationship with paparazzi and the public in June by saying, “I don’t have some type of romantic relationship with the public. I’m like, the anti-celebrity, and my music comes from a place of being anti."
But don’t expect him to be fighting cameramen again any time soon! He explained on Kris that his relationship with Kim has changed his view.
“Someone could say—when the paparazzi surround you—everyone knows you don't like the paparazzi - why would you be with this person?” He explained to Kris. “And I'm saying, I'm being with this person because I love this person and she's worth it to me.”
He added that Kim and baby Nori give him a reason to live. It seems pretty clear that he figured out the whole parenting thing since he said that his thoughts on fatherhood “are not fully developed yet.”
Grandma Kris also noticed a change in the “softest, sweetest” new dad, telling the audience that they “[would not] believe what’s going on in that house.”
But as a rapper, Kanye only had one thing to say about the accusations of a new, warm persona.
“Please don’t call me soft,” he laughingly plead to Kris.