Kanye West: I'm Learning Social Skills from Kim and Jay Z

'Ye gushes about love hours before proposal.

Posted: 10/23/2013 08:13 AM EDT

Moments before his big proposal to now fiancée Kim Kardashian, Kanye West was a hot gushing mess. In an interview with San Francisco's 106 KMEL earlier that day, West revealed, "I have never loved any girl — other than my mother — as much as I love my girlfriend." One of the things he loves about her [besides her selfies]? Kardashian is teaching him social skills — the kind of poise he looked to his "big brother" Jay Z for when they got together for Watch the Throne, he said.

"One of the reasons that I did Watch The Throne with Jay wasn't just to do a dope album, which we did, it was because Jay Z has the best social skills of anyone that I know — of anyone that I knew at that time," 'Ye said. "And I wanted to learn from him, like he said, 'teach you how to move in a room full of vultures' … just to knock the edge off. And then, God has now given me another master of the social skills, my girl. She's like the number one socialite in the world."

'Ye then got so excited talking about her, he could barely complete his sentences, but he did manage to mention that, specifically, she's teaching him to "chill." "Imagine the idea of me as Kanye West just learning to chill ... that's what I've been doing."

He even gave love to the paprazzi. "I think me and my girl are extremely influential greatly due to the paparazzi," he said.

And then he turned his praises to the most high. "I love the fact that God has put her in my life every single day."

When asked if he will ever marry Kim — remember, this is just before the proposal — Kanye was struck with the most uncontrollable smile and refused to answer, but he did drop this gem of a perspective: "I'm so happy to be with her, for us to live this life together and with our relationship with God, to be able to live forever in heaven together, too, and also to raise a family, a strong family — it communicates truth and beauty, and we have a good time while we're doing it."

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