Kanye West Splits Up With Longtime Fiancée
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:49:24
People magazine has confirmed the breakup of Kanye West and designer Alexis Phifer, his fiancée for the past year and a half. The split was hinted at on Thursday night in New York, when Phifer was seen at an "Evenings in Vogue" event without her engagement ring.
"It's always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends," Phifer explained to People. "I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He's one of the most talented people I've ever met."
"They'd been having problems," a friend of West added. "Kanye is really focused on his show; he's putting everything into the show right now. Alexis is a nice girl, but Kanye has been going through a rough time. They hit a rough patch and for now they've split."
West's rep hasn't issued an official statement yet, as he's currently in the heat of his "Glow in the Dark" tour.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff