By Sierra Marquina
Kanye West stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about everything from what inspires him, why he feels that he’s being held back in life, and his engagement and upcoming marriage to Kim Kardashian.
The 36-year-old rapper and designer gushed over his fiancée, revealing that he’s wanted to marry her for quite some time. Kanye proposed to Kim a week ago on her birthday at AT&T Park in San Francisco in front of family and friends with a 15-carat diamond ring and admits he was actually nervous to pop the question.
How long did you carry the ring and where did you keep it?
“The ring was 4-hours-old from when I put it on her finger. I had to pick it up in L.A. [before]. I was working on it for awhile. I was working on it with four different jewelers. I just put it in my bag.”
You exude confidence in your work, so how confident or nervous were you in that moment?
“I was nervous. I was talking to her cousin. I was like, ‘I don’t know, what do you think she’s going to say?’ I’m not arrogant about love and feelings at all. I’m confident in the work I put so much work into, but this is someone else’s feelings. You never know what someone else may feel at the time. I just knew I wanted her to be my girl for a long time. I remember I saw a picture of her and Paris Hilton … and I remember telling my boy … ‘Have you seen that girl Kim Kar-dijon?’”