Kanye West’s Ex Girlfriend Says He’s Insecure, Needy & Controlling

Photo Credit: S. Affandi
Photo Credit: S. Affandi

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Kanye West may now be expecting a baby with reality star Kim Kardashian, but the rapper and producer’s love life has been a rather interesting one. Before Kanye blew up, the rapper had two serious relationships with two women before he blew up. One was now fashion designer Alexis Phifer (who shaded Kim Kardashian recently on Twitter) and the other is Brooke Crittendon, the ex girlfriend he rapped about in “Through the Wire.” Both women cite different reasons for why the relationship with Kanye didn’t quite work out, but both claim that Kanye did begin to have a wandering eye once he became a bigger star. Alexis told her close friends that things went sour with Kanye when she found naked pictures of Kim on Kanye’s phone.

Alexis may throw some occasional shade on Twitter from time to time, but she’s been pretty silent about Kanye and his current relationship. But now it appears that Brooke is talking and according to her, Kanye was a very insecure and needy boyfriend.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Brooke talks his current relationship with Kim and how insecure she felt the rapper was while they were linked romantically.

On Kim, Brooke claims that she feels Kanye had some kind of obsession with the reality star. Apparently, Kanye has a fascination with curvy women, and she feels being with Kim isn’t necessarily about love for Kanye, but social status. She says:

“For Kanye, what other person besides Kim Kardashian is there?

“There’s Halle Berry, J-Lo and Beyonce but they are all taken. She fits into his brand.

“Part of being untouchable is having what other people want. It’s about saying, ‘Everybody wants her and she wants me’. That makes sense in Kanye’s world.

“I know he has had a thing with her for a while. I’m sure he watched her tape.

“After we broke up, we caught up as friends and he mentioned her, I knew something was there.

“In Hollywood, you cannot say ‘forever’. Them being together satisfies them for now.

“Having a baby ticks a box. She wanted kids and it’s his legacy.”


Brooke also claims when she was with Kanye, she felt he was very insecure and needy:

“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. He needs people to tell him he is good and that he is needed and wanted.

“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.”


Brooke also confirmed again, that it was cheating that put an end to their romance:

“I was very naive. I was a normal girl and in my life you meet a guy, you go on three dates and that’s your boyfriend. But he was a superstar and it got too much for me to handle.

“I was never OK being one of many — or even one of a few.

“There was a lot of attention from other women. Kanye was very open and honest but it ended up with me knowing too much. I don’t want to be silly and say it wasn’t cheating because I knew about it.


She also confirmed that Kanye can be very controlling, and likes to tell his girlfriends to dress a certain way. We saw that plenty with Amber Rose and now we see it his current main squeeze Kim:

“I watched the show when he made Kim throw away all her old clothes.

“I see why something like that could be demeaning — robbing her of her individuality.

“There was a pressure on me to change overnight, to be a certain way, to dress a certain way.

“But the Kardashians are accustomed to that anyway. I was just a normal girl.”


Brooke and Kanye dated for two and half years before calling it quits.


  1. I don’t see what women see in him. I can’t date needy men who try to control what I wear and how I look. You’d have to be insecure yourself to deal with a man like that.

  2. Kim and Ye deserve each other. Seriously. It’s great they can now leave normal people alone and be with each other. LOL.

    1. Did you not read how many issues the man has? She doesn’t need to be jealous. The man is crazy. All his ex girlfriends should be sitting down somewhere celebrating the fact that he’s all Kim’s now.

      1. Thank you! I’m convinced people use the word “hate” because they can’t think of anything else to contribute to the conversation.

    2. What is there to hate on exactly? Dating a controlling man with many more issues isn’t something to “hate” on.

  3. Well we’ve already come to the conclusion that being with Kanye isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. He has to date women he can control. Kim strikes me as that type. Look how drastically different Amber Rose dresses now. Chick acts like she was freed out of prison! Ye needs some kind of therapy or counseling. He has a lot of issues.

  4. Off subject: Why can’t I sleep in on my off days? I woke up around the same time I get up for work. I hate that sh-t!

    On topic: Meh, we already knew the deal with Kanye. However, he’s with the right chick now. As long as the money comes in and he’s still relevant, she’ll stick around. It’s not like she has a lot of options anymore. She’s screwed half of the industry already and like all of the black celebs. lol

  5. She didn’t tell us anything we haven’t figured out but I hope she has moved on. Dating Kanye seems like a chore.

  6. Am I the only one anticipating all the terrible things Kim is going to say Kanye did to her when they break up? She’s done it to everyone else. All I know is he’s going to drag her in his music. It’s going to be epic.

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