Brooke Crittendon

Brooke Crittendon, Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend for two-and-a-half years, has spilled her thoughts on his new, highly-publicized relationship with Kim Kardashian.

Brooke, who is an aspiring actress, said Kanye is obsessed with “the feminine form” and Kim simply “fits into his brand.”

“For Kanye, what other person besides Kim Kardashian is there?” she said during an interview with The Sun. “There’s Halle Berry, J.Lo and Beyoncé, but they are all taken. She fits into his brand. Part of being untouchable is having what other people want. It’s about saying, ‘Everybody wants her and she wants me.’ That makes sense in Kanye’s world.”

She added that Kanye has had a thing for Kim for a while. “I’m sure he watched her [sex] tape. After we broke up, we caught up as friends and he mentioned her, I knew something was there … Them being together satisfies them for now. Having a baby ticks a box. She wanted kids and it’s his legacy.”

Brooke went on to say that she believes Kanye is starting a family to be like his mentor, Jay-Z. “He admires Jay-Z and they are very close,” she said. “Over the years Jay has been a role model to him. Whether it is starting to be more mature, taking chances with clothes or getting married and starting a family, ultimately he takes those cues from Jay.”

Brooke and West met backstage at an Usher concert in 2004. She was working as a production assistant for MTV and he was the opening act. She said during those days Kanye was very insecure and vulnerable.

“He was not macho — he needed you to be with him and needed your opinion. He was quite vulnerable,” she revealed. “He was insecure as he couldn’t be with me every day. I got the impression he worried he wasn’t good enough for me. He needs people to tell him he is good and that he is needed and wanted.”

She said they eventually broke up because of Kanye’s excessive cheating.“He definitely had an appreciation for the feminine form and a curiosity. As a celebrity, sex becomes cheap but his obsession with sex was more sophisticated,” she said.

Kanye and Kim, who is still legally married to Kris Humphries, are expecting their baby in July.

What do you think of Brooke’s remarks? She is a pretty girl and doesn’t seem to be “hating” on Kanye; just voicing her opinion on a man she knew for a very long time. But, is this a conversation she should have kept between her and her girlfriends? Is it okay to talk about your ex’s new relationship in the media?

  • Tonton Michel

    She didnt say anything people couldnt figure out themselves. I don’t see it as haiting, but curious as to why bring it up now.

  • Rakel

    I believe what she’s saying is true. I love a lot of Kanye’s music but he reeks of insecurity. All his antics, and even if you just listen to him. From his first album and still now. She said nothing mean or trashy but I’m sure many outlets will rip her a new one for speaking up.

  • jamesfrmphilly

    “fits into his brand”?

    i bet she fits a few other places too…

  • Rich girl

    It’s good information to know about him. It actually may help with some of the criticism he and Kim get. You have to have what you like!

  • lalaworld

    sounds exactly like Kayne, all that arrogance is a front to hide his insecurities. he thinks it is confidence but because its so forced its really arrogance and usually arrogance is to hide the fact a person is insecure.

  • Bosslady

    We all already knew this, she is not “hating” (I detest that term), and what she has to say is quite insightful, however; a classy lady never kisses and tells.

  • Yvette

    No, I don’t think it’s ok to talk about your ex in the media or to others in general – unless it’s a close confidant or a counselor.

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  • yr

    If you did not make it with your ex, it’s over and let it go. I think regardless of what she would have said, it would have been taken out of context or considered as “hating”. Unless she just stated a simple statement such as, “I’m happy for them” and keep it moving. By sharing detailed information, it appears as if there may be a hidden agenda attached to her message. Otherwise, it is so unnecessary to share information with the public. It becomes more news for the public and gossip. If she is hurting emotionally from this situation or need to discuss it, it’s best to share your feelings with the people who truly care about you.

  • binks

    I agree with most others here, she didn’t say something new that I already didn’t assume. Kanye West in all his oddest/eccentric ways does come across the way she stated even more so now that his mom died. I always thought it was odd how the women he was with after his mom passing morphed in a way to suit his needs, even Kim (but she probably doesn’t care because she probably feels validated because she is with Kaney West). Even Amber Rose hinted along the same lines as Brooke but people was saying she was a hated/jealous and brush her views off. So yeah I don’t think it is hating but confirming the suspicious/assumptions of most people’s thoughts on Mr. West. Honestly, she sort of HUMANIZED him in a way most people don’t in the media.

  • AM

    She is not sharing anything the public at large didn’t already know, my question is why is she talking about Kanye, NOW? Does she have a reality show in the works? Book coming out? Clothing line? Her divulging this” top secret information” is just too random not to be suspect.

  • Mila

    The only interesting thing about this was her lumping “J.Lo”, Halle Berry and Beyonce, first with each other, and then with Kim, and trying to put Kanye on their level. Um…no.

  • Rosey

    I don’t find her comments rude or hateful. It just seems like she’s telling the truth. We live in a world obsessed with the lives of celebrities and her comments will always be relevant because people want to know everything about “the real Kanye”. I honestly don’t care but I see nothing wrong with her having a voice.

  • EST. 1986

    Question: “Why is she bringing this up now?”
    Answer: Because she was doing an interview where she was probably asked about him.

  • myblackfriendsays

    I didn’t interpret her comments as hating. If it was an interview for The Sun, she probably got paid a pretty penny.

    It comes as no surprise that she would say he is insecure–everyone is insecure on some level.

    Is this the woman he references when he talks about splitting the buffet at KFC? And the one he told her father he was going to marry? I tend to think that people should stick with the people that knew them before they were famous. But if not, it is better that he is with someone like Kim because she has her own money and fame, and has little to gain financially by being with him.

  • Anthony

    She talked about him because probably no one wants to know about her.

  • rkahendi

    I agree with you. Whether she’s being truthful or not is irrelevant. The article claims that Brooke and Kanye “caught up as friends and he mentioned” Kim. And then, apparently, Brooke decided to describe her “friend’s” insecurities in a highly publicized interview? This ‘friendship’ needs to be reassessed.

  • Blasé


    Harpo? who dis gal, Harpo?

  • Anthony

    Brooke Crittenden is described as an “aspiring actress,” which is a nice way of saying that she has not really made an impact in her chosen profession yet.Given that reality, what does she have to say about herself that would generate as much interest as what she can say about Kanye West?

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  • cheeky

    I read an article about Crittendon a couple of years—she herself is a college graduate who was looking to get into business,I think, and also gotten on a reality show with other like-minded ladies–don’t know how long it lasted—this was also after she’d broke up with the Kanye, but even in that interview she never talked about why they broke up. She’s just giving some insight into how the hell those two wound up together in the first place–which I didn’t understand either, but since he and Kim are both media whores, I guess they suit each other very well.

  • Nakeisha Curry

    Yes I believe her…but that doesnt at all make him a bad guy…in that industy is rough and sometime intense, so much so that it could make a person insecure…This goes for any star big or small… to be honest this makes me belive that he is kinda a nice guy…

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