Today is Father's Day—the very first that Kanye West celebrates with his daughter.
Kim Kardashian, his longtime girlfriend, gave birth yesterday in Los Angeles to a baby girl. It's been a long time coming. (Just about nine months, we bet!) The pregnancy—the couples's relationship in general, really—has taken much of the media spotlight for the past few months.
Kanye's sixth solo album, Yeezus, leaked on Friday—five days before its anticipated release date of June 18. This is his first child.
Kim and Kanye go way back—from his appearances on her E! shows Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, to their recent public appearances together, like at this year's Met Gala.
Here is a Brief History of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's relationship.
Kanye's Lyrics on 88 Keys' "Stay Up! (Viagra)"
Date: September 2008Lyric: “Try imagining/Something passionate/Between you, Cassie, and Kim Kardashian/Maybe that’ll work when you get to hit that ass again/Or you can grab a Red Bull and sip that twice/Now y’all can have sexy time, it’s nice!”
Kanye gives a flaccid friend some solid advice. The first of many Kardashian references in his music.
Kim's Appearance on Kanye's Puppet Show "Alligator Boots"
Kim and Kanye Both Appeared on April/May 2009 Complex Cover
Kanye's Lyrics on Keri Hilson's "Knock You Down"
Date: April 2009Lyric: "You was always the cheerleader of my dreams/And seemed to only date the head of football teams/And I was the class clown that always kept you laughing/We were never meant to be, baby we just happened."
On Keri Hilson's chart-topping hit "Knock You Down," Kanye's verse had a few lines about a certain "cheerleader of his dreams." Three years later, it seems pretty likely that he was talking Kim, who was dating Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush at the time.
Kayne's Lyrics on Jamie Foxx's "Digital Girl (Remix)"
Date: July 2009Lyric: “Your body make a baller spend cooked coke cash/Plus every good girl wanna go bad/In Playboy mags like Stacey Dash/Or Kim Kardashian, be a lady at... it.”
Kanye's verse on Jamie Foxx's "Digital Girl" remix with Drake and The-Dream has a few standout lines that may reference Kim—he's talking about sending nude photos, then about good girls going bad—like Stacey Dash who posed for Playboy at 40. Finally, 'Ye shouts out Kim K for being "a lady" about it.
Kim's "Jam (Turn It Up)" Video Shoot
"Kicking It With Kanye" Kourtney & Kim Take New York Episode
Kanye's Lyrics on "Cold"
Date: April 2012Lyric: “And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim/‘Round the same time she had fell in love with him/Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thing/Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team.”
"Cold" (formerly "Theraflu" and "Way Too Cold) was Kanye's official announcement that he is in love with Kim K. It all starts with "Tell PETA my mink is draggin' on the floor," which is just weeks after Kim was flourbombed on the red carpet for wearing fur.
Ye kicks it off with talking about how he has respect for Wiz Khalifa, and finishes with declaring his love for Kim and ethering her ex-Kris Humphries.
Kim Hears "Cold" on Keeping Up With The Kardashians Episode
Kanye's "White Dress" Song
Kanye's "Perfect B***h" Song
Date: August 2012
Last summer, Kanye went to a party at the PH-D Rooftop Lounge in New York City and pulled out his laptop to play new tracks. According to sources, West played music for 45 minutes including a song about finding the “perfect bitch.” He rapped “verses about his search for the perfect woman and how he has now found the ‘perfect bitch,'" sources said.
Kanye confirmed on Twitter that "Perfect Bitch" was about Kim but the track was never made available: