West, 44, bought the $4.5 million single-storey house in California’s Hidden Hills last month, reportedly forking out $421,000 over the asking price to land it.
Built in 1955, the home boasts four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and an acre of land. But the main selling point for West had been that it was just over the road from Kardashian – or, rather, Kardashian and the children that he shares with her.
Speaking to Hollywood Unlocked he simply said ‘nothing’ would keep him from seeing his kids.
“My solace comes from seeing my kids and getting a solid schedule. That’s why I even got the house,” he said.
“[It was] flipped into there was something wrong with me getting a house next to my kids.”
West revealed that he was also spurred on by his own move from Atlanta to Chicago as a child, continuing: “You see when my mom took me from Atlanta to Chicago, my dad didn’t come to the coldest and most dangerous city in the world to be next to [me].
“He said, ‘I’m going to stay down in Atlanta.’”
West added: “Nothing with my career, with this rap, with this media, with none of that, that’s gonna keep me from my children. And that’s what I want everybody to know.
“Don’t play with me, don’t play with my children. Ain’t no security gonna get in between me and my children and you ain’t gonna gaslight me.”
West, who is dating actor Julia Fox, previously indicated that he planned to purchase a property near Kardashian, but that this had more to do with family life than anything else.
While the rapper was out delivering Thanksgiving dinners to those less fortunate in Los Angeles in December, he told the assembled crowd that he planned to ‘get [his] family back together’ and said that if he couldn’t live ‘in the house’ with his family, he would simply buy ‘the home next door’ to Kardashian.