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Kanye West: North's name is innovative

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Kanye West: North's name is innovative

Kanye West believes his daughter's name is "innovative and fresh".

The 'All Day' rapper - who is expecting his second child with wife Kim Kardashian West - hates it when people describe 23-month-old North's moniker as "weird" and thinks the world is "ugly" because there is so much criticism of those that don't conform.

He said: "Ya'll be calling my daughter's name weird, like, her name should be like some name that you've heard before and all that. I don't like to say that it's weird when it's innovative and fresh.

"Like I hate that, like, creatives are beat down so much and are put in a position where they can't even speak out loud, that's the reason why the world be ugly, because there's millions of beautiful colours in the world but the world is only controlled by one colour."

Though the 37-year-old rapper says he can't defend himself against all criticism, he insists he is "brave" enough to take the "hit" on behalf of all creatives but thinks he is attacked unfairly as he gives so much to the world.

Speaking to Hot 97fm, he said: "I'm in my own zone. I can't walk around trying to defend myself, chime in on everything.

"I fight for the people who see those colours, who understand it, and I take the hit constantly. I have the bravery to take the hit, people to call me names, call wife names, call my daughter ...

"We take the hit, but when it's said and done if you look at the past 10 years, have I contributed more or took away more from the world? From music, from stage design, or just from wearing dope a*s coats at the airport?"

And though he is a regular feature in the media for more than just his music, Kanye insists he actually leads a very "boring" life.

He said: "I'm completely boring, actually. I don't want to kill the blogs and media stakeout and stuff, but I'm so boring. All I do is go to the studio everyday."

The 'Bound 2' hitmaker is ready to take a break from the spotlight to focus on his family and "recharge" before he makes new music.

He said: "I gotta focus on the kids, I gotta take them to tap class and all types of gym class.

"I really wanna go away, like I been doing a lot of features, right now I just want to take some time to focus on my album, my next collection and North's birthday.

"Just focus on my family and then be able to recharge and reenergise and bring something of value."