Kanye West says girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant

By Anthony Baxter
Newsbeat reporter

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image captionThe rapper Kanye West says Kim Kardashian is pregnant with his baby

Kanye West has announced his girlfriend, the American reality TV star Kim Kardashian is pregnant.

The rapper made the announcement at a concert in Atlantic City on Sunday 30 December.

He told the crowd of more than 5,000 by singing: "Now you having my baby."

Later some of Kim's family confirmed the news on twitter. Her sister Kourtney Kardashian posted "been waiting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can".

The message went on to say: "Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!"

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image captionBeyonce, husband Jay-Z, Kanye West and his girlfriend Kim Kardashian

Kim's other sister Khloe wrote: "I'm excited for Kanye and my sister! There's nothing like bringing life into this world!"

Kanye West also told people at the concert to congratulate his "baby mom" and that this was the "most amazing thing".

The couple started dating in March. Kim Kardashian is best known for her role in the American reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

In 2011 she split from her husband, the basketball payer Kris Humphries after just 72 days.

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