Rapper Kanye West is internationally recognized for his over the top style. True to form, West organized a show stopping proposal for fiancé Kim Kardashian at San Francisco's AT&T Park on the reality star's birthday, Oct 21. In an interview with "Big Boy's Neighborhood" at Los Angeles radio station Power 106, the 36-year-old artist dished on the details leading up to the couple's surprise engagement
"I gotta apologize to the race of males for turning it up so much," West teased, describing the extravagant event.
"I was nervous a little bit," he admitted. "But more about everything being on cue."
The self-described "creative genius" made pains to ensure that he put on an amazing show for friends and family. What was the most important detail for West?
"I just had to get that ring right," he explained. "I worked with four different jewelers. Three rings were made and only one actually hit the finger…I actually changed the ring the night before. That ring was less than four hours old when I gave it to her."
According to West, the couple's engagement was a long time coming. In the interview, he described a long-time "friendship" between the two dating back to Kardashian's short-lived marraige with NBA basketball player, Kris Humphries.
"I wanted to marry that girl from the first time I saw her," he told Power 106. "I just had to wait through a bunch of relationships to finally get my chance…It's just patience. You know with certain things, you're like, 'Yo, this is what's right for me, and this is what I should be doing.' And you gotta be patient."
To critics who question Kardashian's claim to fame, West defended his "girl", saying: "She's talented at being beautiful."
If fans were impressed with West's proposal, they may be in for an even bigger treat at the couple's wedding slated for some time "next summer." When asked about plans for the ceremony, Kanye hinted at an even bigger surprise.
"Two words," he said. "Fighter jets."