He’s having a baby with the most photographed woman in the world, whose life is played out on the small screen.

But it seems that Kanye West cannot handle the glare of girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s spotlight, admitting that he won’t be returning to her TV show Keeping Up With The Kardashians because of the ‘backlash’ his last appearance generated.

Although he accepts the reality show is a big part of Kim’s life, the 36-year-old, who described himself in the New York Timesas the ‘Steve Jobs of popular culture’, has vowed to protect his unborn daughter and her mother.

He told the US newspaper: ‘This is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.’

His emphatic statement of protective intent came as the star faced allegations on Wednesday that he cheated on Kim with Canadian model Leyla Ghobadi.

‘You know, the amount of backlash I got from it is when I decided to not be on the show anymore,’ he said, admitting that he didn’t’ like the attention.

‘And it’s not that I have an issue with the show; I just have an issue with the amount of backlash that I get.

‘Because I just see like, an amazing person that I’m in love with and want to help,’ he added.

When asked if he had any thoughts on parenthood, Kanye admitted that he felt it was his duty to protect his girls, especially as they will be under the spotlight.

‘One of the things was to be protective, that I would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother. As simple as that,’ he said.

Clearly worried that his daughter will face just as much scrutiny as her mother, the Watch The Throne star admitted that he didn’t want his baby to become public property.

‘Well, I just don’t want to talk to America about my family,’ he said. ‘Like, this is my baby. This isn’t America’s baby.’

Kanye also used the New York Times interview as an opportunity to inform his fans that he only apologised after interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 because of ‘peer pressure’.

 
Brief appearance: Kanye featured in the E! show in a number of scenes, but has admitted that he will not be doing it again

Brief appearance: Kanye featured in the E! show in a number of scenes, but has admitted that he will not be doing it again

 

 
Backlash: Kanye has said that he was criticised when he tried to help Kim arrange her wardrobe on the show

Backlash: Kanye has said that he was criticised when he tried to help Kim arrange her wardrobe on the show.

He explained: ‘I think that I have like, faltered, you know, as a human. My message isn’t perfectly defined. I have, as a human being, fallen to peer pressure.’

Meanwhile Kanye has been accused of cheating on his pregnant other half with glamour model Leyla.

‘This is going to destroy the Kardashian family. It’s bad. It’s really bad. It’s just embarrassing. But if I were Kim and about to have a baby, I would want to know,’ she told Star magazine.

Kanye is said to have first set his sights on curvy model Leyla when he saw her dancing in the crowd at his show in Atlantic City in July last year.

And while Leyla admits she knew Kanye was with Kim at the time, she said the 36-year-old musician told her the relationship was ‘for publicity and nothing serious’.

Kim’s representatives have said the report is ‘not true’ while Kanye’s spokesman has yet to respond to MailOnline’s request for comment.

 
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