When Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were deciding on baby names, chances are they didn't have rapper Noreaga in mind. Still, it has been reported that baby North West will be called Nori for short — so how does N.O.R.E. feel about it all?
"I'm just stoked," he told us on Friday (June 21) over the phone after he completed his morning jog. "There's a lot of children named after Nas, there's people named after Pun, there's people named after Biggie, Jay-Z, so on and so forth, and I'm just honored that her nickname remotely sounds like my name."
N.O.R.E., who also goes by the names P.A.P.I., Melvin Flynt and Mr. Goodbelt, received a tip from a source close to Kanye a few days ago but laughed off the notion that he and baby West would share a nickname. But now that the news is confirmed the rapper is super excited.
"Congratulations to 'YeKim," he said laughing. "I don't call them KimYe, I think the man should come first. I think Kanye deserves that right. He's hip-hop royalty and he is a God — he is Yeezus."
N.O.R.E., who has met Kanye and has a loose connection to the Kardashian family through his buddy Scott Disick, is so thrilled by the baby's birth that he is currently searching for the perfect gift.
"I'm really looking for Gucci pampers online. I'm really looking for some Louis Vuitton pampers, something," he told us. "I would've offered a gift if the baby was named Golf Course, but now that I know the baby's nickname is remotely close to my name, I definitely want to give them something."
May we suggest a name bracelet?
"I would love to do that and misspell it on purpose, put N-O-R-E on purpose," he joked.