Speaking a year to the date of his mother Dr. Donda West’s untimely death, rapper and producer Kanye West says he’s ready for love.
“I want to have kids,” he says to People magazine, ”but I want to have the right girl too – someone who really cares about me.”
West said making his new album, 808’s and Heartbreak, helped him deal with his sense of isolation. (It was a rough year for the entertainer. In addition to losing his mom, he also split with his fiancée, Alexis Phifer.)
“It’s lonely at the top,” he told reporters Tuesday at a London listening party for the new album. “Losing my mom, having no woman in my life to support me – I feel like I’m on my own and can only express it through my music.”