Los Angeles - Kanye West is confident he will be godfather to Beyoncé Knowles' baby.
The rapper-and-producer has told friends how excited he is about his close friend's pregnancy - her first child with her husband Jay-Z - because he thinks he will play a key role in its spiritual upbringing.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Kanye is as excited about the baby as Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
"He's been saying he's going to be godfather and is absolutely thrilled. It will be a huge honour for him."
Beyoncé announced she was pregnant at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday, by posing for photographs clutching her baby bump.
'I'm a woman'
Jay-Z and Kanye performed their new single Otis together at the awards, then Beyoncé also sang, rubbing her bump at the end of her performance, while Kanye patted her husband on the back.
The Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it) hitmaker's publicist later confirmed the baby news, although no further details - such as how far into her pregnancy - have been made public.
The couple married in 2008 and the baby will be a first child for them both.
The singer told how she was ready to settle down into motherhood earlier this year, saying: "When you're young - 18 or 19 - you have the energy and drive. That's the time to work as hard as you can.
"Now I'm a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children."
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
John Travolta has denied having sex with Douglas Gotterba, his former employee. Read More »
Joan Rivers' personal physician took a selfie with the star while she was unconscious, a report has claimed. Read More »
The aKING frontman!
The Top 3 couples!
The Top 12!
He's back on TV!
Mother City rockers!
The rugby dancer!
Super sexy chat!
Can you spot the moment the girl’s pin is stolen?
MidrandIocore Global Resourcing SAR20 000 - R25 000 Per Month
West RandALOS Holdings Pty Ltd
SandtonNobuntu Recruitment (Pty) Ltd
HousesR 2 195 000
HousesR 4 900 000
HousesR 2 900 000