Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are to become parents for the first time, with the rapper choosing to share the pair’s happy news in front of 5,000 fans while on stage in New Jersey.
West, 35, stopped his set mid-performance on 30 December to ask the crowd to “make some noise for my baby mama right there”, before proceeding to serenade his girlfriend of eight months, Kardashian.
Kim, 32, later confirmed the news herself through a statement posted on her website, which read:
“It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby.
“We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us.
“Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!!”
Kim and Kanye got together in April 2012, following Kardashian’s split from husband, Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. The pair are still legally married.