Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend has spilled the beans on the future Mr. Kim Kardashian and according to her, when it comes to relationships, the rapper leaves a lot to be desired.
Brooke Crittendon (seen above with Kanye in 2006), 31, recently told The Sun (via Radar) that the 35-year-old hop-hop star was so insecure with himself, that he wouldn’t even get on stage unless she was there reassuring him that everything was okay.
The ex-couple reportedly met in 2004 and dated for a little over two years.
Brooke, an aspiring actress, reveals: “He was not macho – he needed you to be with him and needed your opinion. He was quite vulnerable. He was insecure as he couldn’t be with me every day. I got the impression he worried he wasn’t good enough for me.”
She adds, “He needs people to tell him he is good and that he is needed and wanted.”
Brooke says she met Kim K.’s baby daddy backstage at an Usher concert, where he was apparently the opening act. She says that at that time, Kanye’s career had not yet taken off but she was dating him when he received three Grammys for his debut album The College Dropout.
Kanye, who now would be considered much more cocky than unsure of himself, wasn’t always so, says Brooke. She recalls: “He wouldn’t start his show unless I was at the side of the stage. One night the show was delayed because he couldn’t find me. He refused to go on till I’d told him it was going to be OK.”
She goes on to say that she and Kanye broke up because his increasing celebrity, or rather his increasing female fan base, just became too much to deal with. She did say that Kanye found his match with his current girlfriend Kim Kardashian, because she fits the mold with his obsession with curvy women.
“For Kanye, what other person besides Kim Kardashian is there?” she says. “There’s Halle Berry, J-Lo and Beyoncé but they are all taken. She fits into his brand.”
Is all of this really a surprise? I mean, celebrities as a whole, and not just picking on Kanye and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Kim, tend to deal with issues of insecurity and self-worth. These usually are tangled with higher levels of narcissism as well, or so I’ve heard. But whatever, if this is true it just proves the dude is closer to a human being than I’d imagined.