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Kanye West has finally opened up about his relationship with Kim Kardashian. In an interview that airs today (August 23rd) on Kris Jenner's talk show, Kanye talks about the criticism he receives for dating the reality star. He explains, ["I can have people saying, 'you know, this is going to damage your credibility as an artist or a designer,' and I say, 'I don't care. I love this woman.' Or someone can say, ' when the paparazzi surrounds you, everyone knows you don't like paparazzi, so why would you be with this person?' And I say, 'I'm being with this person, because I love this person and she's worth it to me."] Kanye continued, ["You know, my grandfather just passed and his whole thing, it was never about money, it was never about popularity. His whole thing was joy. Just joy, just having joy in his life. (Applause) And, she's my joy and she bought my new joy into the world. There's no paparazzi, there's no blog comment and there's nothing that's gonna take that joy from me."] Kanye's full interview on Kris will air today (August 23rd). Kanye is set to perform at the VMAs this Sunday (August 25th).