TODAY   |  August 22, 2013

Kanye on Kim: ‘She’s worth it to me’

Kris Jenner tells TODAY what it was like to interview Kanye West on her new talk show, and admits how much she learned about him, from why he says he’s with her daughter Kim to how he blends into the Kardashian “family chaos.” Kanye will unveil the first photo of baby North West on the show, and Kris hints that North is “a beautiful combination of the both of them.”

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>> rest of us are all going to get our first look at kim kardashian 's baby with kanye west . kanye himself will unveil the photo on the kris jenner show, hosted of course by kim's mom. on the program he addressed head-on criticism of his relationship with kim.

>> i don't care. i love this woman. someone can say, you know, when the paparazzi surround you, people, everyone knows you don't like paparazzi. why would you -- you know, why would you be with this person? i'm saying i'm being with this person because, you know, i love this person and she's -- she's worth it to me. she's my joy. she brought my new joy into the world.

>> chris christie joins -- kris joins us on the phone.

>> good morning.

>> tough booking.

>> well, you know, he is my roommate.

>> that's true. was it hard to sit down and talk to con yeah almost like you'll do any other interview even though he's your son-in-law and you're talking about your daughter?

>> you know, i think what surprised me about the interview was i learned things that i didn't have any idea about him. so, yeah, as it evolved i was discovering and learning new things about him, and i think everybody will be super surprised to see this other side of kanye west .

>> well, we really want to see, if you get right to it, chris, the picture of little northwest. did you bring that with you today?

>> oh, i don't know. you're going to have to tune in and see if that appears somewhere.

>> give it up. what does she look like?

>> she looks like -- she's a beautiful combination of the both of them. she is so adorable. not that it's -- you know, has anything to do with the fact that she's my granddaughter. she's cute.

>> chris christkris, i know you asked kany e what it was like to join the family chaos.

>> it's like noise that's happening. i just think it's something where you don't -- i wasn't used to it and now when i'm out, you know, i try to get home early just to be around, you know, my family.

>> oh, that makes me feel really good. really good.

>> i think what's interesting there, kris , is that kanye says he wasn't used to that type of a lifestyle. let's be honest, he was pretty famous before he joined your family.

>> yeah. well, i think that, you know, there's a lot of love there and there's a lot of us, as you guys know, and there's always something going on. and i think that he has blended in to our family in such a big way that when we are away from each other, we miss each other. and i think that we give him this safe haven and a place where he feels really, you know, loved and safe.

>> that's nice. well, kris , thanks for waking up early and talking to us. we appreciate it.

>> well, i wish i was there for you guys but thanks so much for having me on. don't forget to tune in and watch the show.

>> tell people that the special episode of the kris jenner show airs tomorrow and you should be checking your local